Luther's Cathedral Choir to perform homecoming concert

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Luther College's Cathedral Choir will perform a homecoming concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the Center for Faith and Life on Luther's campus.

The performance, part of Cathedral Choir's annual Midwest Tour, is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The 2018 Cathedral Choir tour program includes Ola Gjeillo's "The Ground," Jeffrey Ames's "Let Everything That Hath Breath" and Mozart's "Missa brevis in F" K. 192, accompanied by a string ensemble comprised of members from the Luther College Symphony Orchestra.

Cathedral Choir is an ensemble totaling 85 singers selected primarily from the sophomore and junior classes at Luther. The choir participates in Christmas at Luther performances, campus worship, special events and concerts throughout the academic year.

The ensemble performed at the 2010 North Central American Choral Directors Association conference in Minneapolis where Eric Whitacre, distinguished conductor broadcaster and public speaker and 2012 Grammy Award winner, conducted the session.

Mark Potvin is conductor of Cathedral Choir at Luther College. Potvin also teaches conducting and secondary choral methods, and conducts Norsemen, the first-year bass choir. He holds a Master of Music degree from St. Cloud State University and a Bachelor of Arts from Luther College. Potvin is in the final stages of coursework toward a Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education through Boston University.

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.

The Luther College Cathedral Choir, conducted by Dr. Mark Potvin.