Saturday, February 9
Tickets: $20; Luther College students: $10
Tickets available online and at the door
The Luther College Nordic Choir, one of the top a cappella college choirs in the nation, will perform February 9 at 7:30pm at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. The concert performance by the 79-member Nordic Choir is open to the public. For tickets: $20; students $10; available online at tickets.luther.edu and at the door.
The program includes “Praise the Name of the Lord” by Sergei Rachmaninoff, “Pater Noster” by Jacob Handl, “Psalm 50” by F. Melius Christiansen, as well as hymn arrangements, spirituals, and the traditional Nordic Choir closing piece, "O Lord God" by Pavel Chesnokov.
The concert is part of Nordic Choir's 2019 Great Lakes tour. The choir tours annually and has performed around the world, appearing in Norway, England, Ireland, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Baltic countries, Mexico and the Caribbean. Last May, the choir traveled to Germany and the Czech Republic. Nordic Choir has also appeared throughout the United States, performing in such well-known concert halls as Lincoln Center in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Nordic Choir, founded in 1946, enjoys national and international acclaim as a premier collegiate choral ensemble in the United States. It is conducted by Dr. Andrew Last, Luther alumnus of 1997. Dr. Last was preceded by the leadership of Allen Hightower, Craig Arnold and the 57-year tenure of Weston Noble.
Luther is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the world with five choirs, three bands, three orchestras, two jazz bands and numerous chamber ensembles, totaling more than 800 student musicians. Luther's students perform in large ensembles, faculty-coached chamber groups, private lessons and master classes. Nearly 275 music majors study music theory/ear training, history, education, jazz, composition, church music and performance.