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St. Olaf Christmas Festival

12/23/11 8:00PM

St. Olaf Orchestra & St. Olaf Bell Choir conducted by Steven Amundsen

St. Olaf Choir conducted by Anton Armstrong

Cantorei conducted by John Ferguson

Chapel Choir and Viking Chorus conducted by Christopher Aspaas

Manitou Singers conducted by Sigrid Johnson



Edward Elgar:  "Nimrod" from Enigma Variations - Orchestra (SA)

[Narration - Pastor Bruce Benson]

Christopher Aspaas:  As Dark Awaits the Dawn - Massed Choir & Orchestra (CA)

Swedish Folk Tune, arr. John Ferguson:  Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers - Massed Choir & Orchestra (SA)

Charles Villiers Stanford:  Te Deum laudamus - Massed Choir & Orchestra (CA)

John Ferguson:  O Come, O Come Emmanuel - Cantorei (JF)

French Folk Tune, arr. Christopher Aspaas:  Twas in the Moon of Wintertime  - Chapel Choir (CA)

C.E.F. Weyse, arr. F. Melius Chrstiansen & Oscar R. Overby:  O Day Full of Grace - Viking Chorus (CA)

David Childs: The Deepest Heart - Manitou Singers (SJ)

Kenneth Leighton:  A Hymn of the Nativity - St. Olaf Choir (AA)

J.S. Bach:  God's Word is Our Great Heritage (Cantanta 80) - Massed Choir & Orchestra (AA)

[Reading - Pastors Bruce Benson & Jennifer Anderson Koenig)

Attr. John Francis Wade, arr. John Ferguson, descant David Willcocks:  O Come, All Ye Faithful - Massed

Choir & Orchestra (CA)

John Rutter:  Shepherd's Pipe Carol - Massed Choir & Orchestra (SJ)

John Tavener:  Today the Virgin - Cantorei (JF)

Polish Carol, arr. Paul J. Christiansen:  Infant Holy, Infant Lowly - Chapel Choir (CA)

Benjamin Britten:  This Little Babe (Ceremony of Carols) - Manitou Singers (SJ)

Stanford Scriven: Christ the Apple Tree  - St. Olaf Choir (AA)

Trad. Spiritual, arr. Andre J. Thomas:  The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy - St. Olaf Choir &        Instrumentalists (AA)

Todd Smith, arr. Brad Holmes:  Noel - Viking Chorus (CA)

Felix Mendelssohn, arr. John Ferguson:  Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - Massed Choir & Orchestra (AA)

Steven Amundson:  Ring Gladsome Bells - Orchestra & Handbell Choir (SA)

Various:  Carol Collage - All Choirs, all conductors

            Trad. Scandinavian, arr. Carolyn Jennings:  O Yule Full of Gladness

            Trad. Scandinavian, arr. Morton Luvaas:  When Christmas Morn is Dawning

            Trad. Scandinavian, arr. Olaf C. Christiansen:  Guiding Star Carol

            Trad. Scandinavian, arr. Steven Amundson:  Nu är det Jul igen

            Trad. Scandinavian, arr. Carolyn Jennings:  The Bells of Christmas

            Trad. Scandinavian, arr. Kenning Jennings:  Thy Little Ones, Dear Lord

Trad. Scandinavian, arr. Robert Scholz:  Je er så glad (I Am So Glad) - Massed Choir & Orchestra (AA)

F. Melius Christiansen:  Lullaby on Christmas Eve - Massed Choir (SJ)

F. Melius Christiansen:  Psalm 50 (Mvt III) - Massed Choir (AA)

[Narration - Pastor Bruce Benson]

Ralph Vaughan Williams:  Ring Out, Ye Crystal Spheres - Massed Choir & Orchestra (AA)

Arthur H. Messiter, arr. John Ferguson:  Rejoice, Ye pure in Heart - Massed Choir & Orchestra (SA)

[Narration - Pastor Bruce Benson]

Egil Hovland:  Stay With Us (Captive and Free) - Massed Choir & Orchestra (SJ)

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


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