The Dorian Invitational Choral Festival is held in January or February each year to provide top-quality performing and listening experiences for entire high school choirs. This festival is held in conjunction with the Luther College Nordic Choir Tour.
Four choirs from the upper Midwest are invited by our choral faculty to attend the festival for an entire weekday. The festival is held off-campus in a different region every year. In 2019, the event was held at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Iowa City, IA. In 2018, the event was held at St. John's Lutheran Church in Des Moines, IA.
During the festival day, the combined voices of the high school choirs along with the Luther College Nordic Choir, create a large festival choir which works with the Luther College choral faculty on four select pieces. The four choirs will also individually work with choral faculty on pieces that they have prepared for the day.
The festival concludes with a concert that will feature each individual choir, the festival massed choir, and Luther College's very own Nordic Choir. The concert is a ticketed event. More information about the 2020 Dorian Choral Invitational Festival to come soon!