Cantorei to perform spring concert April 23

April 20, 2010

Cantorei, a Luther College choral ensemble of 50 women, will perform a spring concert Friday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Noble Recital Hall of Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.

The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. 

The concert is the choir’s culmination of its spring semester’s work and will include a variety of choral music, both a cappella and accompanied. Student accompanists include Samantha Dusek and Paige Silberhorn, piano, and Olivia Hahn, cello.  

The choir will perform 10 works during the four-part concert. The first section includes “Zion’s Walls,” “Blessed Be the Name of the Lord” and “The Earth Adorned.” 

The second sections will consist of “Ich freue mich in dem Herrn” (a German piece based on Isaiah 61:10), “Ubi Caritas,” “Give Me Jesus” and “Dancing.” 

Section three will feature a student string quartet playing two movements of Beethoven, and section four will conclude with “Job,Job,” “Weep No More” and “Go Down Moses.”

Cantorei is conducted by Linda Martin, Luther instructor in music. Martin has taught at Luther for seven years and conducted Cantorei for five years. In addition to her duties as choral conductor, she also teaches senior music education majors and first-year theory and ear training.

Martin holds the bachelor’s degree in vocal music education from the University of Northern Iowa and the master's of arts in music education with a choral emphasis from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.