Merry Christmas! Tonight’s Holiday Special is the St. Olaf Christmas Festival

December 25, 2019
 

Tonight at 7:00 on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 we pre-empt the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to present the “St. Olaf Christmas Festival”. The Festival features the St. Olaf Orchestra, St. Olaf Choir, St. Olaf Cantorei, St. Olaf Chapel Choir, Manitou Singers, Viking Chorus, and St. Olaf Handbell Choir, performing as both individual groups and as a massed ensemble.

Wednesday December 25: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra On Stage (MSO) pre-empted for a Holiday Special:\

The St. Olaf Christmas Festival 2019 (rec. Dec 5 & 6, 2019) (from APM)

“A New Song of Grace and Truth” Valerie Kahler, host

St. Olaf Orchestra conducted by Steven Amundsen  St. Olaf Choir conducted by Anton Armstrong

Cantorei conducted by James Bobb

Chapel Choir and Viking Chorus conducted by Tesfa Wondemagegnehu

Manitou Singers conducted by Therees Hibbard

Matthew Peterson: Newborn Glimmer – Orchestra (SA)

Carolyn Jennings: A New Magnificat – Massed Choir & Orchestra (TH)

Alberto Taulé, arr. James E. Bobb - All Earth Is Hopeful (Toda la tierra) - Massed Choir & Orchestra (JB)

[Narration – Pastor Matthew Marohl]

English Folk Tune, arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams and James E. Bobb; descant Thomas Armstrong - Massed Choir & Orchestra (JB)

English Folk Tune, arr. James E. Bobb – Massed Choir & Orchestra (JB)

Josef Haydn, ed. Robert Scholz - God of Life (from The Seasons) Massed Choir & Orchestra (TW)

Rosephanye Powell, arr. William Powell: The Word Was God – Viking Chorus (TW)

Philip Biedenbender: In Darkest Night - Manitou Singers & Orchestra with Emily Albrecht, piano (TH) Frank W. Boles: Adam Lay Ybounden - Cantorei with Sarah Palmer, organ (JB)

Alexander Gretchaninov: Our Father – St. Olaf Choir (AA)

Morten Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium - Chapel Choir & Orchestra (TW)

G. F. Handel, adapt. Lowell Masson, arr. Steven Amundon: Joy to the World - Massed Choirs & (SA)

[Reading – Pastors Matthew Marohl & Katherine Fick]

Gerald Finzi: In Terra Pax (excerpt) - Massed Choirs & Orchestra (JB)

Handel, adapt. Lowell Mason, arr. Steven Amundson: Joy to the World - Massed Choirs & Orch. (SA)

[Reading – Pastors Matthew Marohl & Katherine Fick]

Traditional Kenyan, arr. Shawn L. Kirchner: Wana Baraka - Chapel Choir & Orchestra with William       Arnold, Sophie Koehler, Jack Reynertson, Anders Olson, percussion (TW)

Anonymous 16th century, arr. Troy D. Robertson: Make We Joy Now In This Fest -Viking Chorus with Oliver Steissberg, piano; Bee Shuholm and Steven Garcia, trumpet (TW)

West Indian Carol, arr. Mack Wilberg: The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy: Cantorei & Orchestra (JB)

Kim André Arnesen: Cradle Hymn - St. Olaf Choir & Orchestra (AA)

Jake Runestad: Alleluia - St. Olaf Choir (AA)

Michael Englehardt: And Suddenly - Manitou Singers with John Thomas Madden, piano; Anders Olson, drum set; Max Voda, electric bass (TH)

Francis Poulenc: Laudamus Te - Massed Choirs & Orchestra (TH)

Steven Amundson: Glories Ring - St. Olaf Orchestra & Handbell Choir (SA)

Orientus Partibus, 12thC French melody, arr. Robert Scholz: Friendly Beasts - All Choirs, all conductors

Peter Knudsen, arr. Robert Scholz: Jeg er så glad hver julekveld - Massed Choirs & Orchestra (SA)

Christoph E.F. Weyse, arr. F. Melius Christiansen: O Day Full of Grace - Massed Choirs (AA)

[Narration – Pastor Katherine Fick]

Giuseppe Verdi: Sanctus (Requiem) – Massed Choir & Orchestra (AA)

John F. Wade, arr. John Ferguson; descant David Willcocks: O Come, All Ye Faithful - Massed Choirs & Orchestra (SA)

[Narration – Pastor Matthew Marohl]

René Clausen: Nunc Dimittis – Massed Choir & Orchestra (TW)

Traditional Silesian, arr. F. Melius Christiansen:  Beautiful Savior – Massed Choir (AA)


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