Luther College hosts Dorian Vocal Festival Concerts Jan. 14 and 15

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The Dorian Vocal Festival Concert and Grand Concert are set for 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, and Monday, Jan. 15, respectively, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther College campus.

The Festival Concert Sunday, Jan. 14, is open to the public with no charge for admission. It features Aurora, Luther's first-year women's choir with guest director Jill Wilson; Norsemen, Luther's first-year men's choir directed by Mark Potvin; and special guest choir the Urbandale Singers, directed by Ted Brimeyer.

The Festival Grand Concert Monday, Jan. 15, is sold out. It features the Nordic Choir, Luther's flagship choir that has received national and international acclaim directed by Andrew Last; Dorian Vocal Festival Choir; Dorian Vocal Festival Chamber Choir; and five concert soloists chosen from mini-lessons held during the Dorian Vocal Festival weekend.

The Dorian Vocal Festival, which runs Jan. 13-15, brings high school juniors and seniors who have been nominated by their high school director to the Luther campus. Approximately 1,110 students from 280 schools will sing in the Festival Choir, and 100 of those students will be selected to sing in the Chamber Choir.

Luther is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the nation, with six choirs, three orchestras, three bands, two jazz bands and more than 800 student musicians. Luther students participate in large ensembles, faculty-coached chamber groups, private lessons and master classes. Nearly 275 music majors study music theory, ear training, history, education, composition, jazz, church music and performance.

For more information about the Dorian Vocal Festival, visit https://www.luther.edu/music/dorian/festivals/vocal/.

For more information about Luther's music department, visit https://www.luther.edu/music/.