Love Divine: 2021 St. Olaf Christmas Festival / St. Olaf College Orchestra and Choirs

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For countless people over several generations, the celebration of the Advent-Christmas-Epiphany season begins with the annual St. Olaf Christmas Festival, a century-old tradition of the college. The first festival was a musical program for the college community planned and directed by F. Melius Christiansen, founder of the St. Olaf Music Department. The festival continues as an outgrowth of Christian conviction and an expression of the rich musical heritage at St. Olaf, a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The 2021 St. Olaf Christmas Festival features the St. Olaf Orchestra, St. Olaf Choir, St. Olaf Cantorei, St. Olaf Chapel Choir, Manitou Singers, and Viking Chorus, performing as both individual groups and as a massed ensemble. In 1981, Steven Amundson joined the St. Olaf College faculty and became conductor of the St. Olaf Orchestra, a position he has held for 40 years. With Amundson set to retire this spring, St. Olaf College honors him for his years of service and dedication as he conducts his final St. Olaf Christmas Festival.


Product Description:


  • Release Date: March 04, 2022


  • Catalog Number: E-3660/61


  • UPC: 610295366011


  • Label: St. Olaf Records


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Olaf College Orchestra and Choirs