The TV-production “Christmas in Norway” is one of the biggest productions made inside the 950-year-old Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim starring the St. Olaf Choir from Minnesota and the Nidaros Cathedral’s Girls’ Choir.
The show was recorded during three summer days in June 2013.
“Christmas in Norway” with the St. Olaf Choir won the 2014 Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Award for Special Event Coverage. Anton Armstrong served as artistic director and conductor for the special; St. Olaf Manager of Music Organizations Bob Johnson served as production/concert manager; and St. Olaf Director of Broadcast/Media Services Jeff O’Donnell ’02 served as audio producer.
The television special also won an Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Award for the work of its director, Phillip Byrd.
There are 20 total regional chapters located across the United States that each conduct regional awards to recognize excellence in all the regional television markets, including state to state programming as well as local news and locally produced shows. In general, a show is considered regional if it does not reach more than 50 percent of U.S. households; programs that reach more than 50 percent of the country must enter into one of the national Emmy competitions.
“Christmas in Norway” with the St. Olaf Choir will be rebroadcast in the U.S. this year December 19 and 20.
Text and photo by: Anette Broteng Christiansen, ThorNews
Source: NRK, St. Olaf College, Wikipedia