Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf Choir

Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf Choir

Fri, 12/25/2015 - 11:00am

Credit: Courtesy of Lasse Berre

Travel to Norway for a concert in Trondheim’s Nidaros Cathedral by the a cappella St. Olaf Choir. 

From Trondheim’s historic Nidaros Cathedral, Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf Choir, airing Friday, December 25, 2015 at 11 a.m. on WXXI-TV, treats viewers and lovers of choral music to a spectacular holiday concert featuring the 75-voice St. Olaf Choir from St. Olaf College and the Norwegian girl choir, Nidaros Jentekor.

The production pairs the cathedral’s spare gothic beauty and stunning acoustics with the distinctive a cappella singing style for which the St. Olaf Choir — which owes its origins and legacy to Norway — is internationally known. Musical selections include innovative arrangements of Christmas music (“The Word Was God” and “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming/The Rose”), gospel spirituals (“This Little Light of Mine”) and beloved Norwegian hymns and folk songs.