Luther College to host Classical MPR's 'Bring the Sing' April 14

With a goal of forging community connections through song, members of the community are invited to take part in Classical Minnesota Public Radio's "Bring the Sing" series which will come to Luther College from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in the Center for Faith and Life on Luther's campus. "Bring the Sing" is an open choral event for voices of all abilities junior high age and above.

The event is open to the public with no charge to attend, though registration is required. To participate, singers can register at tinyurl.com/bring-the-sing. Due to the audio and video recording of the event, participants will be required to sign and submit a media release form.

"Bring the Sing" strives to make classical choral music accessible to communities far and wide while providing an opportunity to bond as a community. The event will consist of a rehearsal and recording of several songs. Recordings from the event will be shared online at a later date on classicalmpr.org and considered for broadcast in MPR's Choral Stream. Andrew Last, assistant professor of music and conductor of Nordic Choir, and Mark Potvin, instructor of music and conductor of Norsemen and Cathedral Choir, will lead the event. Refreshments will be provided during the event.

Minnesota Public Radio operates a 46-station radio network serving nearly all of Minnesota and parts of Iowa and other surrounding states. Reaching 1 million listeners each week, MPR and its three regional services–MPR News, Classical MPR and The Current–produce programming for radio, digital and live audiences.

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 more than 800 student musicians. Luther students participate in large ensembles, faculty-coached chamber groups, private lessons and master classes. Nearly 275 music majors study music theory, ear training, history, education, composition, jazz, church music and performance. For more information about Luther's music department visit luther.edu/music.