Sacred music in liturgy and concert is an integral part of the life and character of Saint 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 acoustics, instruments, and hospitality, Saint Olaf Church also welcomes performing musicians presenting excellence of musical artistry from a wide range of ensembles, styles, and focus, for the Saint Olaf Church Music Series.
SAINT OLAF OF MINISTRY AND MUSIC 2023October 5, 2023
CLICK HERE to view the 2023-2024 Music Series Schedule Visit this link again as new performances will be added as we are able.
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Joel Anderson — Director of Music and Principal OrganistOthello Collins — Director, African International ChoirMichael Strande — Director of LiturgyRoger Stratton — Director of Contemporary Ensemble — 4:00pm Sunday Mass
For ministry participation, contact Joel Anderson at 612-767-7628 or JAnderson@SaintOlaf.org. For participation in other liturgical ministries, contact Michael Strande, MStrande@SaintOlaf.org.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR LITURGICAL MINISTERSIn addition to music ministry, there are opportunities for
liturgical ministry at daily and weekend liturgies at Saint 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.
The Sunday Afternoon Ensemble of singers/instrumentalists leads the music of the Sunday afternoon Mass.MINISTRY: 4:00pm Sunday MassREHEARSAL: Sunday 2:20pJoins combined choirs for Easter Vigil, special liturgies/events.
Seasonal Choir (Christmas) Seasonal choir of mixed voices for
Christmas Eve 4:00pm Mass and 4:00pm Sunday Mass on Feast of the Holy
Family and Baptism of the Lord,Seasonal Choir (Easter) Sings 4:00pm Mass on Easter Sunday. Joins with Parish Choir for the Easter Vigil.Combined Choir photo taken at Fr. Kevin Kenney's Installation Mass, July 6, 2019
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, 12:00Noon MassREHEARSAL: Saturday 2:00 – 4:00pm, as scheduledOthello Collins, Director
From Age to Age is a professional Minnesota-based choral ensemble founded in 2007.For more information, CLICK HERE.
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 Saint Olaf as
professional vocalists, vocal instructors, and university music
students. Vocal instruction is offered at Saint 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 Saint 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 Saint Paul and Minneapolis, and organ recital performed by Dr. Lynn Trapp, Director of Worship and Music, Organist, at Saint Olaf Church READ MORE
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