Saturday, December 5, 2009

"Light of All Creation"...

..."Scatter the Darkness" - that was the overall theme for the 98th annual St. Olaf Christmas Festival. Our middle daughter and I drove on Friday night 40 minutes down to St. Olaf College in Northfield, my alma mater, for the delicious Scandinavian smorgasbord and internationally renowned Christmas service of worship in music. Five choirs and an orchestra filled the Skoglund Center with wonderful, traditional and a few contemporary songs. "Beautiful Savior" arranged by F. Melius Christiansen closed out the program.

13 comments:

  1. Hi Leif !! I Wish to be there and could enjoy the beautiful and soothing music.I Can really feel the peace from here.The all awaited "Me Wearing Turban" in on my blog.This time i really need a very big commentt.

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  2. A festival with music and good food and all that Christmas mood, seems great!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  3. So you had food for both body and soul. Great.
    You Swedes are really serious about this.

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  4. I'm sure it wasn't broadcast yet; if my memory serves me correctly, it's on NPR on Christmas eve when we watch it after we return from the Children's Pagaent at Unity Church on Grotto St. St. Olaf's music is stellar and how wonderful that you can share this with your daughter. Great shot!

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  5. I didn't score the tickets:(
    I'm sad.

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  6. Nice shot, Safe Leif. I'm sure it was a delightful event. I'm surprised, though, that St. Olaf let you in! Heh. Heh.

    And I'm also surprised that after the smorgasbord you stayed awake to watch and listen!

    Have a great day.

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  7. Tror jeg ser noen her iført norske strikke gensrer..... (?)
    Du er sannelig med på mye kultur begivenheter. Saa flott at du tar datteren din med! det må ha vært helt spesielt å høre sang og musikk i en så stor sal. Ha en fin førjulstid!

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  8. Love Christmas music, really gets you in the spirit!

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  9. At this time of the night, over here, I'd like to wish a light for you, to make bright all day, all night.
    A wonderful Sunday for you all.

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  10. Have you seen this performance?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCFCeJTEzNU

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  11. A great feast of music, I'd like to be present there...

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  12. «Louis» would have liked to have been there! That Christiansen arrangement of "Beautiful Savior" is world-famous.

    «Louis» et Mme la Vache attended a San Francisco Bach Choir concert yesterday, Much of the music was the same as that found on a CD published some 10 - 15 years ago, a Praetorius Lutheran Christmas Mass.

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  13. Nice shot, looks like it was a very nice event.

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