Friday, December 20, 2013

Must-See Christmas Special

The St. Olaf Choir at Nidaros Cathedral
The St. Olaf Choir from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., is one of the premier a capella choirs in the United States. Now, you can enjoy their music from the comforts of your own home this holiday season!

Starting Dec. 23, PBS will air a one-hour special called “Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf Choir,” featuring traditional carols, beloved Norwegian hymns and folk songs. 

This summer, the choir, led by conductor Anton Armstrong, embarked in its 100-year anniversary tour of Norway and performed in 11 concerts. While in Trondheim, the choir spent three days in Nidaros Cathedral and filmed this Christmas special.

Check your local listings. In the Twin Cities, the program can be seen on tpt2 at the following times:
•    Sun., Dec. 22, 7 p.m.
•    Mon., Dec. 23, 1 a.m.
•    Mon., Dec. 23, 8 p.m.
•    Tues., Dec. 24, 2 a.m.
•    Wed., Dec. 25, 9 a.m.

Keep an eye on the choir’s other events and purchase music at the St. Olaf Bookstore.

Anya Britzius is associate managing editor of Viking. She lives in Minneapolis, Minn., and enjoys baking, reading and keeping up on modern Norwegian trends.

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