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Friday Showcase Concert with Symphony Orchestra and Nordic Choir

  • Date: Friday, May 25, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Location: Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

The Luther College Symphony Orchestra and Nordic Choir will present a spring showcase concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 25th, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on Luther's campus.

The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Those unable to attend may view the concert live online. This event will be live-streamed to anyone outside of a 30-mile radius from Decorah, Iowa. For all others, it will be available as a delayed stream 48 hours after the concert. 

The Symphony Orchestra portion of the program features "Blumine" by Gustav Mahler, "Parto, Ma Tu Ben Mio" from "La Clemenza Di Tito" by Mozart and "Russian Easter Overture" by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

Daniel Baldwin, Luther professor of music, has led the orchestra since 1997. They have completed 16 major American tours and five residencies in Vienna, Austria, under his direction. The orchestra will be repeating the Vienna residency again this coming January 2019.

Nordic Choir is performing a program featuring "Singet Dem Herrn Ein Neues Lied" by Bach, "Why Rage Fiercely the Heathen" by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, "Portones Abiertos y Rostros Brillantes" by Paul Basler, "Afternoon on a Hill" by Eric Barnum, "Let the River Run" by Carly Simon, and "O Lord God" by Pavel Chesnokov.

The choir will depart for their triyearly international tour to Germany and Prague on May 28.

The Nordic Choir performs under the direction of Andrew Last, assistant professor of music at Luther. He also serves as the director of choral activities and as camp director for the Dorian Summer Camps.

Questions? Contact Daniel Baldwin, 563-387-1692