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On the evening of Friday, April 15, the Tomson auditorium was filled with individuals taking time away from the 70-degree weather to watch a screening of the award winning documentary, Threshold: Whis
Over the course of the St. Olaf Theater Department’s two-weekend run of Cabaret, the show’s cast enjoyed performing for a highly most recptive audience on the evening of Friday, April 15. That is the
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The St. Olaf Choir, conducted by Professor of Music Anton Armstrong ’78, will welcome Magnum Chorum to campus this Sunday, May 1, for a joint performance of the passion oratorio Pietá.
Composer John Muehleisen will discuss Pietà, his epic new work, in a talk that begins at 3 p.m. in Boe Memorial Chapel. The St. Olaf Choir and Magnum Chorum performance of the work will begin at 3:30 p.m.
The concert, which will be streamed and archived online, is free and open to the public.
Muehleisen’s dramatic oratorio explores themes of compassion, forgiveness, mercy, justice, and love as a means to heal and restore human relationships. It touches on the love between mothers and sons through scenes from World War I, the end of the life of Jesus, and modern stories of loss.
Pietà draws on chorales by Bach, Biblical texts, and poets Wilfred Owen, William Blake, and Violet Fane, as well as excerpts from the funeral homily of Matthew Shepherd.
Founded in 1991, the 60-voice ensemble Magnum Chorum has been recognized for its expressive singing and inspired programs that brings artistry and spirit to a cappella choral music. The ensemble’s artistic director is St. Olaf Instructor in Music Mark Stover ’01, who also serves as the conductor of the St. Olaf Chapel Choir and Viking Chorus. Magnum Chorum has been featured at regional and national conferences of the American Choral Director’s Association, Chorus America, American Guild of Organists, American Hymn Society, and College Music Society.
The St. Olaf Choir, with 75 mixed voices, is the premier a cappella choir in the United States. For more than a century, the choir has set a standard of choral excellence and remained at the forefront of choral artistry.
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"Scoville was the birthplace of Carleton’s unofficial mascot. The May 1, 1898, Carletonia briefly mentioned “a very beautiful gift” of artwork from Miss Isabella Watson, namesake of our high-rise dormitory. Included in the gift were busts of the German writers Johann Goethe—and, of course, Friedrich Schiller."
“If I could ask Bon App for one thing, it’d just be one hot vegan entrée at each dining hall, every meal,” Culotta said. “Because a vegan is going to show up at the dining hall every time. There should be something.”
"In 2013, Arrieta was traded to the Chicago Cubs during the middle of the season. This was a change of scenery that proved to be the greatest move for his career, and for the Chicago Cubs organization. Chicago got a guy who had all the tools to becoming a great pitcher. But did they really believe he could be as good as he is now?"
"Tianen is a perfect candidate. He is a very bright and hardworking young man who has done extremely well with his course work in the physics department."
"If we begin to use comfort as the standard via which we determine what is “permissible” and what isn’t, then we’ve never really taken the principle of social openness seriously."
"In cases where angry alumni assert their right to have a voice in campus proceedings on forums like the somewhat infamous “Overheard at Carleton,” I wonder why are you using your alumni voice here?"
"These unintended consequences are those which occur whenever you intervene in a conflict years in the making, from an outsider's perspective."
"In my view, the road to a freer and more just society doesn't begin with more self-limiting rules and regulations. Instead, it begins with giving ourselves over to the arduous, near sacred work of striving for empathy and compassion in our words and our actions."
"If you love birds, and want to see more of them, join the Cole Student Naturalists for our annual Spring Bird Count, on May 14th at 6am."
"We will absolutely look at issues of historical marginalization and oppression. It won’t be the only thing we look at. It’s absolutely critical that we pay attention to all issues of historical marginalization and how to address them while still leaving the door open to other concerns."
"Investment is not a morally neutral issue. Where we put our money is, like it or not, a sign of our involvement in something. Investment is not something that should be done just thinking in terms of highest returns, but we do need to look at these moral concerns."
“I think everybody’s happy with it,” said assistant professor of music Andy Flory. “We really wanted to integrate music into the other creative aspects going on at the Weitz; it seems like there’s an energy there.”
Article that details the history of biking in Northfield. Published in May 2014 by the Entertainment Guide and written by Susan Hvistendahl.
After wet weather forced the Knights final regular-season home match to move indoors in nearby Lakeville, the Carleton College men’s tennis team rallied in singles to defeat St. Thomas, 5-4. The victory guarantees another home match for the Carleton seniors as the result allowed the Knights to clinch the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in next week’s MIAC Playoffs. The Knights will host a semifinal match on Friday, May 6.