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Drew Larson performs at Christmas concert

Drew Larson of Wadena recently performed in the annual St. Olaf College Christmas Festival in Northfield, Minn. Larson is a member of the Viking Chorus. He is a music major. Larson is the son of Aaron and Peggy Larson and is a graduate of Wadena/Deer Creek High School.

The St. Olaf Christmas Festival is one of the oldest musical celebrations of Christmas in the United States. Started in 1912 by F. Melius Christiansen, founder of the St. Olaf College Music Department, the festival features more than 500 student musicians who are members of five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra.

The festival, which is regularly broadcast nationwide on public television and radio, has been featured in hundreds of publications, including TV Guide, the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times.