Saint Olaf Choir
For nearly a century, the St. Olaf Choir has enthralled audiences around the world with extraordinary musicianship, a poetic acumen for phrasing and text, and its own rich and distinctive sound. Bill McGlaughlin welcomes the celebrated ensemble and its conductor, Anton Armstrong, into the Saint Paul Sunday studio this week for a special Easter program spanning five centuries. We'll hear music of Palestrina, Billings, Gretchaninoff, Copland, and two of the choir's former conductors: founder F. Melius Christiansen and noted living composer Kenneth Jennings.
MUSIC PLAYED IN THE PROGRAM
- Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Sicut cervus
- William Billings: Easter Anthem
- Alexander Gretchaninoff: Our Father
- F. Melius Christiansen: Psalm 50 (mvmts. ii, iii)
- Gyorgy Orban: Daemon Irrepit Callidus
- Kenneth Jennings: The Lord is the Everlasting God (mvmt. ii)
- Aaron Copland: The Promise of Living (from The Tender Land)
- arr. Dudley Cohen:Yom Seh Le-Yisrael
- arr. Robert Scholz: Children of the Heavenly Father
- arr. Moses Hogan: My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord
- Keith Hampton: Praise His Holy Name!
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Artist profile: St. Olaf Choir