Monday, March 22, 2010

Vespers with Viking Chorus

The Viking Chorus, male Freshmen students from St. Olaf College, led the Lenten Vespers/ Evening Prayer service at our Gloria Dei Lutheran church on Sunday evening. Dr. Christopher Aspaas '95, Assistant Professor of Music, directs the chorus of almost 75 voices.


19 comments:

  1. belle chorale, et surtout un dome magnifique

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  2. Did they leave their longboat outside? Must be some very tame Vikings, no flowing beards, no battle axes, no horned helmets... What would old Leifr Eiríksson say to this? Or sing?

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  3. Looks like a choir...

    Methinks Rob and Mandy asked all the right questions!

    Is this a former ALC church?

    And...in Florida we can drive around topless 'cause it's nice and warm (sometimes!). I do recall though in Minneesota in ze spring when the temperature reached 32 degrees I'd put the top down on my 1956 Ford Convertible and drive about the Twin Cities proudly freezing me arse off!

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  4. Oh wow, I would have loved to listen to them. I haven't heard an all-male choir in… I don't remember when!

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  5. It may be astonishing inside this chapel.

    BTW, Leif, thanks for your kind words about our anniversary. You always have a little comment for us and for our photos! Thanks a lot! Obrigado!

    glduro&marieloupe

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  6. I agree they don't look very Viking-y. But I bet they were good!!

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  7. Vespers must of been quite lively with their voices! Would of loved to hear them ;D

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  8. What a treat! It's a beautiful church and the music must have soared heavenward!

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  9. «Louis» would have LOVED to have heard this! St.Olaf has such a wonderful tradition of excellent music-making! No doubt this was a superb Vespers service!

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  10. What a photo! With sound next time? Thanks for singing the praises of my train shot!

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  11. Ich staune immer wieder was bei euch in Eagan alles so los ist. Wieviel Einwohner hat Eagan?
    Herzliche Grüsse aus Berlin

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  12. Her var det garantert stemning og vakker musikk!
    De ligner litt på "sølvguttene", et berømt norsk guttekor.
    Jeg skriver på norsk... så er du litt forberedt til årets sommerferie.

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  13. I'd like to hear these guys...I have visions of vikings in longships....where are their horned hats? (Sorry; couldn't resist?

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  14. All those male voices together must be heavenly.
    A pleasing sound unto the Lord.

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  15. Lucky you to hear such great voices. We heard the touring choir in Kalamazoo a few weeks ago -- outstanding!
    and yes, a wonderful photo!

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  16. What a beautiful church and a great photo.

    Also, thanks for visiting our blog. You can add music by going to www.playlist.com, creating a free account, and selecting music to create a playlist. On your blog go to "customize," select "add gadget" and select "html" from the option. Copy the html from your playlist to your gadget and save it. It should automatically set up when you open the blog.

    Look forward to seeing more of Eagan

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