The Luther College Collegiate Chorale will present a concert at
7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus. The concert is the culmination of the choir's 2019 Minnesota Tour.
The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.
Featuring music by J.S. Bach, Leonard Bernstein, Jake Runestad, Stacey Gibbs and John Legend, the program, titled Legacy, celebrates the journey of life, possibility and how we want to be remembered.
The Luther College Collegiate Chorale, conducted by Jennaya Robison, is comprised of select junior and senior singers. The choir, featuring 90 mixed voices, performs sacred and secular choral works of a variety of periods and styles. Collegiate Chorale sings at chapel and Sunday worship services on Luther's campus and performs in the college's annual Christmas at Luther celebration.
Collegiate Chorale has collaborated with Nordic Choir, Cathedral Choir and the Luther College Symphony Orchestra to perform major choral-orchestral works such as Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, Brahms' A German Requiem, Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, Handel's Messiah and the premiere of Luther Mass by Stephen Paulus.
Collegiate Chorale has performed in concert with the American Symphony Orchestra at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, and with the Cedar Rapids and La Crosse Symphony Orchestras. The choir performed at a regional American Choral Directors Association convention in 2016 and at the national ACDA convention in 2017.
Luther is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the nation, with five 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.