Cathedral Choir

Mark Potvin

Cathedral Choir is one of six auditioned choirs at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. The ensemble is comprised of select singers drawn mostly from the rich talent of the college’s sophomore class. Cathedral Choir participates actively in campus worship, in the Christmas at Luther concerts, and at special events and concerts during the academic year, including an annual spring tour. 

The choir was honored to perform at the 2010 North Central American Choral Directors Association conference in Minneapolis, conducted by Eric Whitacre, in a session focusing on his compositional process.

Cathedral has collaborated with Collegiate Chorale, Nordic Choir and the Luther College Symphony Orchestra to perform major choral/orchestral works such as Brahms’ A German Requiem, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and the 2011 premiere of Luther Mass by Stephen Paulus. These performances have been produced and released on DVD by Luther College Recordings.

Active in the creation of new music, Cathedral has premiered choral works by Ola Gjeilo, Mack Wilberg, Daniel Kallman, Sir David Willcocks, Gwyneth Walker, Ben Allaway, Daniel Pinkham, Eric Whitacre, Stephen Paulus and Amy Engelsdorfer, Sandra Peter and Jennaya Robison.

Cathedral Choir is conducted by Mark Potvin.

Cathedral Choir rehearses MWF 2:45-3:45 p.m. Rehearsal location for Cathedral Choir is in the Choir Room.