Rhapsody in Black

Choral conductor Anton Armstrong shares the beauty of song

Anton Armstrong is the conductor of the St. Olaf Choir. St. Olaf Choir


Rhapsody in Black - Anton Armstrong

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April 28, 2022

Choral conductor Anton Armstrong has been sharing the power and beauty of singing since he was a child. His work in choral music, including at Minnesota's St. Olaf College, involves breaking down racial and cultural barriers that keep us from uniting in song. He says, “When you sing music of another culture and you pay homage in the best way to that music, then all of a sudden it’s not ‘them and us’; it’s ‘we.’”

Credits

Host: Tesfa Wondemagegnehu

Producer: Dan Nass

Writers: Andrea Blain and Scott Blankenship

Executive Producer: Julie Amacher