Most musical ensembles of great renown have some large institution behind them. Not so with the St. Olaf Choir. Its home is a tiny college, but its stage is the world.
St. Olaf Choir director Anton Armstrong says the choir’s success also is built on a foundation of support that goes back to the very beginnings of the college.
“Music has been essential in the curriculum since its inception. There was a hymnal that was one of the required textbooks back in 1874,” he says.