Luther College Collegiate Chorale to perform homecoming concert April 27

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Luther College's Collegiate Chorale will perform a homecoming concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.

The performance, open to the public with no charge for admission, concludes the Collegiate Chorale 2017 Midwest Tour. Those unable to attend may view the concert live online at

The 2017 Collegiate Chorale tour program includes "Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine" by Eric Whitacre, "Arma Lucis" by Jackson Berkey, "Selig sind die Toten" by Heinrich Schütz and "Song of Triumph" by Dale Grotenhuis.

Collegiate Chorale, under the direction of Andrew Last, Luther assistant professor of music, is composed of select junior and senior singers. The choir features 100 mixed voices performing sacred choral works of a variety of periods and styles. Collegiate Chorale performs at Luther's chapel and Sunday worship services, and takes part in the college's annual "Christmas at Luther" celebration.

In recent years, Collegiate Chorale has performed in concert with the American Symphony Orchestra at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, New York City performed at both the 2016 North Central division of the American Choral Directors Convention in Sioux Falls and the 2017 National ACDA Convention in Minneapolis.

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.