November 17, 2001
Live from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, with the St. Olaf Choir and Orchestra.

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St. Olaf College Orchestra
News from Lake Wobegon

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00:12Tishomingo Blues - GK, Shoe band, St. Olaf Choir & Orchestra
02:55GK opens
03:31'Til Hell Freezes Over - GK, Pat Donohue and Shoe band
06:31GK talks about unseasonably warm weather, war in Afghanistan, Harry Potter
08:29'Mambo' from "West Side Story"- St. Olaf Orchestra
11:14St. Olaf Travelogue script
15:08Beautiful Savior - GK intros with talk of Olaf Christenson
20:50Keep Your Lamps, GK intro with talk about choir and director Anton Armstrong
25:35GK talk about St. Olaf history
32:55Um Yah! Yah! - St. Olaf Choir and Orchestra
33:49Choral Blues - St. Olaf Choir, Shoe band
39:12Powdermilk Biscuit Break - GK, Shoe band, St. Olaf string section, into Percussion Ensemble
44:42Have Faith - Limestones
48:31Holy Trinity script
55:33Arroz Con Leche (Venezuelan tune)- St. Olaf Choir
58:43Danny Boy- St. Olaf Choir
1:02:05Blue Skies- intermission
1:10:10Guy Noir script
1:25:59Winter Camping script
1:31:33Varen (Grieg) - St. Olaf Orchestra string section
1:52:15Praise You Our God- St. Olaf Choir, Martin Hodel, John Ferguson
1:56:13Children of the Heavenly Father

Photos from the show
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St. Olaf College campus GK with orchestra and choir
Student actors The Limestones
Holland Hall GK with Helen Fleishman, his former english teacher at Anoka High School
Non-student actors Stage view

Guest Recordings
  • St. Olaf Orchestra & Choir
  • Music Information
    Performers, music sources and credits

    Writing Credits:
    Research and ideas: Russ Ringsak, Marilyn Heltzer, Laura Levine, Dean Seal
    Jokes: Greg Fideler

    Guest Information
  • St. Olaf Orchestra
  • St. Olaf Choir
  • Scripts
  • St. Olaf Travelogue
  • Guy Noir
  • Winter Camping
  • Tishomingo Blues
  • Choral Blues

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