Singing for the King

By Michael Kyle ’85

King Harald V greets choir members after their Oslo performance.

King Harald V greets choir members after their Oslo performance.

Some 500 guests — including St. Olaf students and alumni mixed in with the locals — enjoyed a wonderful tour premier at Oslo Konserthus. And at precisely 6:55 p.m. His Majesty King Harald V made his way to his seat in row 8.

The king was thoroughly impressed with the whole program (he told us so), but he was particularly taken by the two Norwegian pieces, and the remarkable solo work by Corraine Tate on This Little Light of Mine and Annie Deering on Beautiful Savior.

Michael Kyle ’85 is vice president for enrollment and college relations at St. Olaf.

The choir performs for King Harald V at the Oslo Konserthus.

The choir performs for King Harald V at the Oslo Konserthus.

Anton Armstrong '78, conductor of the choir, speaks to the Oslo audience.

Anton Armstrong ’78, conductor of the choir, speaks to the Oslo audience.