29 January 2012
St. Olaf choir
My family ties to St. Olaf College go back to its founding in 1874, so it was a distinct pleasure for me last night to have the opportunity to take my 93-year-old mother to hear the opening concert in this year's centennial tour by the St. Olaf Choir. Mom remembers hearing them on campus in the 1930s, and watches every Christmas concert on PBS.
The choir's performance calendar takes them on to Indianapolis, Charleston, Charlotte, Raleigh, Newport News, Bethesda, Cleveland, Urbana, and Chicago in the next two weeks. The concerts present a mix of ancient and modern music, both sacred and secular/folk. If you like choral music, these are world-class quality performances.