Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway, is the magnificent setting for an all-new Christmas special with the renowned St. Olaf Choir. Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf Choir, a television highlight of the holiday season, pairs the internationally acclaimed mixed-voice choir from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, with the Nidaros Cathedral Girl Choir, Jentekor. The production, recorded in high definition with 5.1 surround sound, showcases the cathedral’s spare gothic beauty — it is one of the oldest gothic cathedrals in the world — and its stunning acoustics that complement the distinctive style of a capella singing for which the St. Olaf Choir is well known. Selections include not only traditional carols, but also innovative arrangements of Christmas music (The Word Was God and Lo, How a Rose e’re Blooming/The Rose), gospel spirituals (This Little Light of Mine), and beloved Norwegian hymns and folk songs. The St. Olaf Choir is conducted by Anton Armstrong. Anita Brevik conducts the Nidaros Jentekor.
To learn more, visit http://www.pbs.org/program/christmas-norway-st-olaf-choir/