Luther College Collegiate Chorale to perform March 12 in Decorah

Luther College Collegiate Chorale, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in the Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall on the Luther College campus. The performance by the 85-member Collegiate Chorale is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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The 2013 Collegiate Chorale tour will include the works "Water Night" by Eric Whitacre, ''Sure on this Shining Night'' by Morten Lauridsen, and "O Nata Lux" by Guy Forbes. The Chorale will also perform "Psalm 108," which is an unpublished new work by the young composer David von Kampen.

Collegiate Chorale is composed of select junior and senior singers and is conducted by Andrew Last, assistant professor of music at Luther College.

In addition to the Collegiate Chorale, Last conducts Norsemen, the first-year men's ensemble, and teaches private voice and conducting. Prior to his appointment at Luther, Last served on the voice faculty of Concordia University.  Last holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he was named a Hixon-Lied Fellow. He received a Master of Music degree from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education and voice from Luther.

Collegiate Chorale sings at daily Chapel and Sunday worship services on campus, takes part in the college's annual Christmas At Luther celebration, and tours annually. In recent years, the Collegiate Chorale has performed in concert with the American Symphony Orchestra at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, and with the Cedar Rapids and La Crosse symphony orchestras. The choir recently appeared in concert with The Philadelphia Brass, premiering a newly commissioned work, "The Creation of the World," by renowned American composer Daniel Pinkham.

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.

Andrew Last, assistant professor of music, and conductor of Collegiate Chorale