Praised for their "impeccable musicality and pure-voiced precision" by the Boston Globe, the nine-voice Lorelei Ensemble promises progressive and provocative programming at Luther College's Center Stage Series at 7:30 Saturday, Nov. 17.
This event, held in Luther's Center for Faith and Life Main Hall, is open to the public. Tickets are $28 for adults, $26 for seniors 65+, and $15 for youth ages 4-18. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.tickets.luther.edu, or via the Ticket Office at (563) 387-1357 or [email protected]. Ticket Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Founded and led by Luther alumna Beth Willer, Lorelei's mission is to uplift female singers and reimagine Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque repertoire. While Lorelei collaborates with up-and-coming composers to premiere new works, the Boston-based ensemble strives to exhibit timeless examples of musicality and artistry, constantly attempting to set a standard for musical performance and innovation.
Lorelei's most recent album Impermanence was released Sept. 28, 2018. Willer, the ensemble's artistic director, summarizes, "Whether physical or metaphysical, humanity survives by way of continuous movement-our culture, beliefs, and histories are marked by impermanence. This album is an exploration of that concept—traveling between early and contemporary repertoires, based in texts, melodies, and timelines that refuse to be conveniently pinned down by norms."
Lorelei has performed in numerous esteemed performance spaces such as Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Art Museum, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music, Trinity Wall Street, Five Boroughs Music Festival, Rockport Chamber Music, Chamber Music Columbus, Duke Performances, Schubert Club of St. Paul, Louisville Chamber Music Series, Monadnock Music Festival, Kent Hall Masters Series, and guest appearances at state and national conferences.
Upcoming Center Stage Series events include the Westerlies on Feb. 15 and Goitse on March 14, 2019. For the full Center Stage Series listing see https://tinyurl.com/css201819.
A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,005, 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: http://www.luther.edu.