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St. Olaf Choir

Anton Armstrong, conductor

More than a century ago in Northfield, Minnesota, Norwegian immigrant F. Melius Christiansen founded what would become one of this nation’s outstanding a cappella choirs. University of Illinois alumnus Anton Armstrong—who was once a student member of the St. Olaf Choir—took up the ensemble’s baton in 1990 and continues to lead 75 young men and women in impassioned interpretations of traditional hymns, spiritual songs, and contemporary works from across the globe. On the choir’s 100th-anniversary tour, which includes performances at Carnegie Hall and Severance Hall, Krannert Center audiences will once again experience the St. Olaf Choir’s warm tone and amazing technique, highlighted by the remarkable acoustics of Foellinger Great Hall.

Recommended for ages 9 and up.

This performance will last approximately two hours and 10 minutes including a 20-minute intermission.

Endowed Underwriter

  • Valentine Jobst III

Endowed Sponsors

  • Helen & James Farmer
  • Carole & Jerry Ringer

Endowed Co-sponsors

  • Michael & Margaret Rosso Grossman

Patron Sponsor

  • Marlyn W. Rinehart

Patron Co-sponsors

  • Cynthia Swanson
  • Art & Shirley Traugott
  • Yvette & Herbert Whiteley
  • Sarah & Charles Wisseman

Corporate and Community Silver Sponsor

  • Rapier, Englehardt Group Morgan Stanley of Champaign

With deep gratitude, Krannert Center thanks all Patron Sponsors and Corporate and Community Sponsors.

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Event Details

Foellinger Great Hall
Tu Feb 11, 2020 - 7:30pm
Pick Five+: 33 / SC 28 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Single: 35 / SC 30 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10