Luther College Collegium Musicum to perform April 11

Featuring a repertoire of Baroque and Renaissance compositions, Luther College Collegium Musicum will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

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

The ensemble begins their performance with Baroque music for soloist and basso continuo, including a sonata for three viols by Antoine Forqueray, a sonata for oboe by George Friederich Handel, a sonata for cello by Benedetto Marcello and a sonata for flute by J.S. Bach.

The second portion of the program includes music by the Franco-Flemish Renaissance Composer Josquin des Prez. Luther students and Decorah community members will perform music for recorder and viol ensemble, as well as movements of des Pres' choral work, "Misse Pange Lingua." The music of des Pres is featured on the concert in honor of the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, as des Pres is considered one of the favorite composers of Martin Luther.

Collegium Musicum is directed by Kathryn Reed, Luther instructor in music.

Collegium Musicum's vocal ensemble includes Luther seniors Marie Sauze, Christine Skogen, Aidan Spencer, Mitchell Stevens and Erin Steward; Luther junior Kathryn Roets; Luther sophomores Madi Brauer, John Bendt, Xavier Conzet and Noah Lauer; and Luther first years Henry Cravens and Blake Weitzel.

Collegium Musicum's instrumental ensemble includes Luther seniors Bryan Banowetz, Olivia Benson, Elisabeth Hartmark and Rebecca Keller and Luther juniors Joseph Cowan and Lauren Bennati.

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 nearly 800 student musicians. Luther students participate in large ensembles, faculty-coached chamber groups, private lessons and master classes. More than 275 music majors study music theory, ear training, history, education, composition, jazz, church music and performance.