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2022 St. Olaf Christmas Festival

Orchestra Hall, December 2-3, 2022

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2022 St. Olaf Christmas Festival - Live Stream

Wherever you are across the globe, we invite you to join us in celebrating the inspiring sounds and traditions of the Christmas season. Visit the link below (or the video player on the right) on Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. CST to access the 2022 St. Olaf Christmas Festival performance at Orchestra Hall on your computer, tablet, or mobile device. 

Download the 2022 St. Olaf Christmas Festival Program >

Read the Student-led 2022 St. Olaf Christmas Festival Program Notes Project >

The concert will be available to watch on-demand beginning Wednesday, December 14.

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For many people, over several generations, the celebration of the Advent – Christmas – Epiphany season begins with the annual St. Olaf Christmas Festival, a century-old tradition of the college.


begun as a musical program for the college community, planned and directed by F. Melius Christiansen, founder of the St. Olaf Music Department.


guests will attend the Festival concerts and special events.


student musicians will participate as members of the five Choirs and Orchestra.

Participating Ensembles

Massed Choirs of St. Olaf College

Each group participates individually and as part of a Massed Ensemble.  Anton Armstrong ’78 is Artistic Director of the Festival and Conductor of the St. Olaf Choir. Tesfa Wondemagegnehu is conductor of the Chapel Choir and Viking Chorus. Therees Tkach Hibbard conducts the Manitou Singers. leads the St. Olaf Cantorei.

The St. Olaf Orchestra, regarded as one of the finest collegiate orchestras in the United States, is conducted by Chung Park.

Visual Designer of the Festival is Christie Hawkins. Matthew Marohl is College Pastor and also serves on the artistic team.

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