Luther College Aurora and Norsemen to perform May 1

Luther College's Aurora and Norsemen will present a vocal concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, in the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.

The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Those unable to attend the concert may view the concert live online at:

Together, Aurora and Norsemen will perform Mack Wilberg's "My Shepherd Will Supply My Need" and Andrew Sullivan's "The Gondoliers."

Aurora will sing "Psalm 100" by Rene Clauson, "Psalm 23" by Z. Randall Stroope, "Blessing" by Katie Moran Bart, "Jerusalem" arranged by Michael McGlynn and "La Maumariee," a new arrangement of the French folk song by Joni Jensen. The choir will also sing a new composition by Connor Koppin, "The Waters Wrecked the Sky" along with "O Salutaris Hostia" by Erik Esenvalds, featuring soloists Clara Knutson, Luther first-year, and Anna Streeper, Luther first-year.

Norsemen will perform "Cantate Domino" by Hans Leo Hassler and the folk song "Barb'ra Allen" by Randall Gill. The Norsemen will also be performing a world-premiere of Connor Koppin's "She Walks in Beauty."

Aurora is conducted by Jennaya Robison, Luther assistant professor of music, and Norsemen is conducted by Andrew Last, Luther assistant professor of music. Both choirs have participated in Luther performances of major choral and orchestral works such as Beethoven's Mass in C major and Bach's "The Passion according to St. John," as well as in concerts throughout the Midwest and at regional and national ACDA conferences. Most recently Norsemen represented Luther College at the 2011 national ACDA convention in Chicago.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,400, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the bachelor of arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: