Luther College to host Sangerfest Grand Concert June 2

The 62nd biennial Sangerfest will be held on the Luther College campus Thursday through Saturday, May 31-June 2, culminating with the grand concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 2, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus.

Tickets for the concert are $15 and may be purchased online at, telephone (563) 387-1357 or email [email protected]. The Box Office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tickets are also available at the Oneota Community Food Cooperative, Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, Decorah Bank & Trust and West Music, all located in downtown Decorah.

The concert features a massed chorus of approximately 240 men from 10 Midwest Norwegian male choruses and a 40-piece orchestra comprised of Luther faculty and regional players. They will perform songs of Nordic origin and traditional and contemporary American pieces.

Du Huang, Luther professor of music, will accompany the performance. Rachel Storlie, Luther alumni guest lecturer in music, and Chad Sonka, a lecturer in applied voice and opera studio at Iowa State University, will perform solos.

The concert is directed by Luther emeritus David Judisch and Terry Walter, assistant director.

Held biennially, Sangerfest is a national convention of member choruses of the Norwegian Singers Association of America. The last time the fest was held in Decorah was 2006. Events during the three-day fest include a performance by the Decorah Nordic Dancers, a formal banquet, a concert by the Footnotes and a host of choruses and awards.

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