Concert Band, Nordic Choir and Symphony Orchestra to present homecoming concert Oct. 10

Sept. 24, 2010

Three Luther College music ensembles will present a Homecoming Concert, Sunday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life main hall.

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

Ensembles performing in the concert include the Luther College Concert Band, Nordic Choir and Symphony Orchestra.

The Luther College Concert Band, conducted by Frederick Nyline, Luther professor of music, is one of the oldest touring organizations in the nation. During its 125-plus years of existence, Concert Band has performed throughout the U.S., Western Europe and Japan.

The group has also performed in Lincoln Center, N.Y.; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Bergen, Norway.

Concert Band will perform "Anchors Aweigh" by Charles Zimmermann, "Acrostic Song" by David Del Tredici and "Rocky Point Holiday" by Ron Nelson.

Nordic Choir, conducted by Allen Hightower, Luther professor of music, is regarded as a premier collegiate choral ensemble in the U.S. The choir has toured extensively in the U.S. and has made numerous tours of Europe and Russia.

Nordic Choir has performed at Lincoln Center, N.Y.; Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.; Crystal Cathedral, Los Angeles; and the Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City. 

During the Oct. 10 concert, the group will perform "Hosanna to the Son of David" by Orlando Gibbons, "The Lamb" by Ken Neufeld, "Caritas et Amor" by Z. Randall Stroope, "Danny Boy" arranged by Roger Wagner, "Sing Unto God" by Paul Fetler and "O Lord God" by Paul Tschesnokoff.

Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Baldwin, Luther professor of music, is Luther's largest and oldest orchestral ensemble. The symphony orchestra tours annually throughout the U.S., and maintains a three-week residency in Vienna, Austria, every four years, performing in venues such as the Vienna Konzerthaus and the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz.        

Recent domestic tour destinations include the Pacific Northwest, the Great Plains States, the Southeast and the Upper Midwest.

Symphony Orchestra will perform "Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream" by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and "The Red Pony, Film Suite" by Aaron Copland, including "Walk to the Bunkhouse," "Grandfather's Story" and "Happy Ending."

The concert will also include the presentation of the Theodore Presser Scholarship, Weston H. Noble Award and Carlo A. Sperati Award.


Frederick Nyline
Daniel Baldwin