Music

Sacred Music

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.

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WORSHIP / MUSIC DEPARTMENT STAFF

Virginia Stillwell — Director of Worship
Joel Anderson — Associate Musician and Organist
Tucker Moore — Director, St. Olaf Parish Choir
Karin Barrett — Director, Contemporary Music Ensemble
Othello Collins — Director, African International Choir
Dale 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 MINISTERS
In 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.

ST. OLAF PARISH CHOIR

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 Mass
REHEARSAL: Wednesday 6:30 – 8:30 pm and Sunday 9:00 am
Joins combined choirs for Easter Vigil, special liturgies/events.
Tucker Moore, Director

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE

The Contemporary Music Ensemble of singers/instrumentalists leads the music of the Sunday afternoon Mass.
MINISTRY: 4:00 pm Sunday Mass
REHEARSAL: Sunday 2:45 pm
Seasonal 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 scheduled
Joins combined choirs for Easter Vigil, special liturgies/events.
Karin Barrett, Director

AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL CHOIR

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 Mass
REHEARSAL: Saturday 2:00 – 4:00 pm, as scheduled
Othello Collins, Director

FROM AGE TO AGE CHORAL MUSIC ENSEMBLE

From Age to Age is a professional Minnesota-based choral ensemble founded in 2007.
For more information, CLICK HERE.

VENITE CHOIR

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 scheduled
REHEARSAL: Saturday 12:30 – 2:00 pm, as scheduled
Dale Hills, Director

VOCAL CONSORTIUM

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.

Our Organ

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

ORGAN SPECIFICATIONS

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is to serve as a living sign of Christ's saving presence in the heart of the city.

 

 

 

 

 



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215 S. 8TH STREET, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA 55402
612-332-7471
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