The St. Olaf Christmas Festival is one of America’s oldest choral celebrations, and has become an honored holiday tradition for music lovers everywhere.
Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf Choir was filmed in Trondheim, Norway’s magnificent Nidaros Dom cathedral, one of the oldest Gothic cathedrals in the world. Featured performers include the renowned voices of the St. Olaf Choir, the premier mixed voice choral ensemble from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota conducted by Anton Armstrong, and Jentekor, the girl choir of Nidaros conducted by Anita Brevik. The program showcases the rich choral music traditions of two countries, presenting traditional Christmas hymns and carols in both Norwegian and English as well as accompaniment by a string quartet, piano, organ and Hardanger Fiddle, a traditional Norwegian instrument.
The St. Olaf Christmas Festival has been earmarked as one of the five significant global holiday events not to miss by The New York Times International Datebook, and has been featured in such publications as TV Guide, The Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times.
For more information visit http://www.pbs.org/program/christmas-norway-st-olaf-choir/