Sacred music in liturgy and concert is an integral part of the life and reputation of St. Olaf Church. Choirs and ensembles featuring the highest quality of liturgical music are comprised of more than 100 parish musicians. The choirs are anchored by a small core of professionals who serve as cantors, choir singers, vocal teachers and instrumentalists. Music of many styles represents the diversity of this downtown community. With superb acoustic, instruments and hospitality, St. Olaf Church welcomes performing musicians for the Worship and Sacred Music Series presenting excellence of musical artistry. St. Olaf Church musicians perform regularly as part of the Series.
SAINT OLAF MUSIC SERIES 2018–2019
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Virginia Stillwell — Director of Worship Joel Anderson — Associate Musician and Organist Anna Mooy — Director, St. Olaf Parish ChoirKarin Barrett — Director, Contemporary Music EnsembleOthello Collins — Director, African International ChoirDale Hills — Director, Venite Choir
For ministry participation, contact Joel Anderson at 612-767-7628 or janderson@SaintOlaf.org. For participation in other liturgical ministries, contact Virginia Stillwell at 612-767-7630 or vstillwell@SaintOlaf.org.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR LITURGICAL MINISTERSIn addition to music ministry, there are opportunities for
liturgical ministry at daily and weekend liturgies at St. Olaf as
Lector, Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, Sanctuary Minister,
Sacristan, Greeter, and Hospitality.
This choir of mixed voices sings
liturgical music, classical anthems and concert repertoire from a broad
range of styles and periods.MINISTRY: 10:00 am Sunday MassREHEARSAL: Wednesday 6:30 – 8:30 pm and Sunday 9:00 amJoins combined choirs for Easter Vigil, special liturgies/events. Anna Mooy, Director
The Contemporary Music Ensemble of singers/instrumentalists leads the music of the Sunday afternoon Mass.MINISTRY: 4:00 pm Sunday MassREHEARSAL: Sunday 2:45 pmSeasonal choir of mixed voices for
Christmas Eve 5:00 pm Mass, 4:00 pm Sunday Mass on Feast of the Holy
Family, Epiphany, Baptism of the Lord, Good Friday Liturgy, Easter,
Pentecost, Solemnity of St. Olaf.
REHEARSAL: Tuesday 6:30 – 8:45 pm as scheduledJoins combined choirs for Easter Vigil, special liturgies/events. Karin Barrett, Director
This international ensemble of
singers/instrumentalists leads the music for the monthly African Mass.
The repertoire is prominently African with a mixture of other cultures
and various languages.MINISTRY: Third Sunday of the month, 12:00 Noon MassREHEARSAL: Saturday 2:00 – 4:00 pm, as scheduledOthello Collins, Director
From Age to Age is a professional Minnesota-based choral ensemble founded in 2007.For more information, CLICK HERE.
This choir is for the person who would
like to explore their voice — even if they have never been in a choir
before — to learn basic technique, unison singing of songs, hymns and
psalms.MINISTRY: 4:00 pm Saturday Mass, as scheduledREHEARSAL: Saturday 12:30 – 2:00 pm, as scheduled Dale Hills, Director
The Vocal Consortium comprises a group of
auditioned staff singers who serve as cantors, section leaders and
soloists in choir ministry. The personnel come to St. Olaf as
professional vocalists, vocal instructors, and university music
students. Vocal instruction is offered at St. Olaf for hire to singers
in the music program.
In 1997, Fr. John Forliti, Pastor, appointed Dr. Merritt Nequette and a parish committee to lead an organ project at St. Olaf. The committee enlisted the services of Dr. Jonathan Biggers, a recognized organ consultant. After a thorough study, Lively-Fulcher Organbuilders of Alexandria, Virginia, were chosen to build the new instrument which was installed and completed in July, 2001.The organ was inaugurated in a series of concerts in 2002 beginning on February 9 with a service of blessing by Archbishop Harry J. Flynn, Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and organ recital performed by Dr. Lynn Trapp, Director of Worship and Music, Organist, at St. Olaf Church READ MORE
is to serve as a living sign of Christ's saving presence in the heart of the city.
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