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Boe Memorial Chapel
Boe Memorial Chapel on the campus of St. Olaf College

Mailing Address

Sing For Joy
St. Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057-1098 USA

Listener Inquiries

507-786-8596

Fax

507-786-3033

E-mail

singforjoy@stolaf.edu

What is the Sing For Joy theme music?

The music heard at the beginning and end of each program is "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring", the 10th and last movement of the cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 ("Heart and Mouth and Deed and Life"), composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. Written during his first year in Leipzig, Germany, this chorale movement is one of Bach's most enduring works. Sing For Joy is pleased to present various versions and orchestrations of this inspiring piece of music. If you have a favorite recording that you have not heard on our program, let us know!