Star Tribune: Carleton choir gets White House gig

The Dec. 3 edition of the Star Tribune covered the Carleton Singers’ White House appearance. Higher education reporter Jenna Ross spoke with Lawrence Burnett, Carleton professor of music and choral director via phone from Washington, D.C., and he told Ross  the group will perform a wide-ranging program that “includes as many traditions, as many cultures as possible.” A student with a Ukrainian background will sing “Carol of the Bells” in Ukrainian. In honor of President Obama, a student from Hawaii will sing a verse of “Silent Night” in Hawaiian. Then there are carols from Africa, Spain and Finland. And one from Nat King Cole.

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The Dec. 3 edition of the Star Tribune covered the Carleton Singers’ White House appearance. Higher education reporter Jenna Ross spoke with Lawrence Burnett, Carleton professor of music and choral director via phone from Washington, D.C., and he told Ross  the group will perform a wide-ranging program that “includes as many traditions, as many cultures as possible.” A student with a Ukrainian background will sing “Carol of the Bells” in Ukrainian. In honor of President Obama, a student from Hawaii will sing a verse of “Silent Night” in Hawaiian. Then there are carols from Africa, Spain and Finland. And one from Nat King Cole.