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Christmas In Norway With The St. Olaf Choir CD
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The St. Olaf Choir, with 75 mixed voices, is the pioneer a cappella choir in the United States. For more than a century, the St. Olaf Choir has set a standard of choral excellence and remained at the forefront of choral artistry. In December of 2005 a television special titled "A St. Olaf Christmas in Norway" was watched by more than 3.8 million viewers in the United States.
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PBSChristmas In Norway With The St. Olaf Choir CD
 
4.0

(based on 13 reviews)

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          • No (9), Yes (4)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Wonderful any time of year

        This is not all Christmas music so I plan to enjoy it year-round. It is beautifully filmed in the spectacular Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway. Two choirs of beautiful young people; the St...Read complete review

        This is not all Christmas music so I plan to enjoy it year-round. It is beautifully filmed in the spectacular Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway. Two choirs of beautiful young people; the St Olaf Choir from Northfield MN and the Girl's Choir of the Cathedral in Trondheim perform separately and together.

        The combined choirs' performance of "The Word Was God" by Rosephanye Powell blew me away and convinced me I had to have this. Had never heard it, and have found several other perfomances since, but none to compare with this.

        I have the CD to play in the car, and highly recommend both it and the DVD for the lush photography.

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        Audio is terrible

        I loved the music so much when I saw it on TV that I had to buy this. But the audio is terrible. You have to turn the volume up all the way to...Read complete review

        I loved the music so much when I saw it on TV that I had to buy this. But the audio is terrible. You have to turn the volume up all the way to hear it. I would love to get another copy if this problem is fixed. The music is beautiful but the sound is bad.

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        5.0

        Christmas in Norway

        By Joe

        from Boston, MA

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              Comments about PBS Christmas In Norway With The St. Olaf Choir CD:

              After watching "Christmas in Norway" on PBS, I was so intrigued with the music that I had to purchase the CD. I plan on ordering a couple more CDs for 2015 Christmas gifts!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Wonderful Christmas music

              By ruthymh

              from Williamsburg, VA

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                    Comments about PBS Christmas In Norway With The St. Olaf Choir CD:

                    This is by far one of my favorite Christmas CDs. If you enjoy choral music, do not hesitate to add this to your collection.

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                    4.0

                    Sound is Clear& Gorgeous

                    By Sweet Jean

                    from Maryville, TN

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                          Comments about PBS Christmas In Norway With The St. Olaf Choir CD:

                          This was the perfect CD to play softly when people were over during the holiday--but it is beautiful anytime. I rated this a 4 instead of 5 because after seeing the broadcast, I missed the video part.

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                          5.0

                          St Olaf Choir

                          By Kathryn

                          from Longmont CO

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                                Comments about PBS Christmas In Norway With The St. Olaf Choir CD:

                                Parents sung in St Olaf Choir. Have listened to many recordings.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Beautiful music but terrible CD quality!

                                By No Nickname

                                from Claremore, OK

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                                      Comments about PBS Christmas In Norway With The St. Olaf Choir CD:

                                      I requested this CD for a birthday present and was so disappointed with the quality of recording. It is the same music from the broadcast on TV but the sound on the TV broadcast was of a different quality completely. I cannot recommend this CD! Buy the DVD or Blu-ray and play it and listen to it, I guess. Of course since I don't own the DVD or Blu-ray I can't verify that it's any good either. I do know that the broadcast on PBS was great quality. So glad we had a DVR. I hope St Olaf's choir knows about this poor quality.

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                                      • Yes

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