The Illinois College Fine Arts Series continues on Thursday, January 30, at 7:30 p.m., in Rammelkamp Chapel with the Luther College Nordic Choir.
“The Nordic Choir is, without a doubt, one of the finest collegiate choral ensembles in the country,” Timothy Kramer, chair of the Illinois College Fine Arts Series, says. “Their program promises to highlight the extraordinary breadth and expressive power of choral music.”
The 2014 Nordic Choir tour program will include selections from the following: “Magnificat” by William Walton, Bach's “Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf,” “I Have Called You By Name” by Stephen Paulus, “Psalm 67” by Eriks Esenvalds, as well as hymn-arrangements, spirituals and the traditional Nordic Choir closing piece, “O Lord God” by Pavel Chesnokov.
The concert is part of the Nordic Choir's tour of the Midwest and Texas. The choir tours annually and has performed around the world, appearing in Norway, England, Ireland, Germany, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Baltic countries, Mexico and the Caribbean. The 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.
Allen Hightower, director of choral activities and professor of music at Luther, is the conductor of the Nordic Choir preceded by Craig Arnold and the 57-year tenure of Weston Noble. The 74-member Nordic Choir was founded in 1946.
Individual concert tickets for the Illinois College Fine Arts Series cost $15. The concert series offers free admission to students of all ages, regardless of where they attend school.
Contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 217.245.3069 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for complete ticket information. Greater detail about each performance is available at www.ic.edu/fas
About Luther College’s music program
Luther is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the world with six choirs, three bands, three orchestras, two jazz bands and numerous chamber ensembles, totaling nearly 1,000 student musicians. Luther's students perform in large ensembles, faculty-coached chamber groups, private lessons and master classes. More than 300 music majors study music theory/ear training, history, education, composition, church music and performance.