Retreat Schedule

2018 Dorian Choral Retreat Schedule - Finalized 6/26

Friday, June 29 through Sunday, July 1, 2018

Friday, June 29th

3:00 - 6:00 Registration (Lobby, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music)

5:45 - 6:15 Seating of the Choir (Noble Recital Hall, JNHM)

6:15 - 8:30 Rehearsal (Noble Recital Hall, JNHM)

9:00 Meet and Greet Reception with cash bar (Marty's, Dahl Centennial Union)

Saturday, June 30th

7:00 - 8:00 Breakfast on your own

8:00 - 10:15 Rehearsal (Noble Recital Hall, JNHM)

10:30 - 11:30 Breakout Session #1, optional

  • Music Literacy and Artistic Literacy in the Choral Rehearsal, Jill Wilson (Choir Room, JNHM)
  • Preaching FROM the Choir, Tom Trenney (Orchestra Room, JNHM)
  • The Evolving Singing Voice: Changes Across the Lifespan, Karen Brunssen (Noble Recital Hall, JNHM)

11:00 - 5:00 Luther College Bookstore Open

11:30 - 1:00 Lunch, included in the cost of the retreat (Cafeteria, Dahl Centennial Union)

1:00 - 2:00 Breakout Session #2, optional

  • Fear, Risk & Vulnerability: Why Perfect Isn't Good Enough and Good Enough is Perfect, Mark Potvin (Noble Recital Hall, JNHM)
  • It All Comes Down to the Conductor: Creating Beauty and Depth of Tone Through Gestural Language, Brett Robison (Choir Room, JNHM)
  • Preaching FROM the Choir, Tom Trenney (Orchestra Room, JNHM)

2:15 - 4:15 Rehearsal (Noble Recital Hall, JNHM)

4:15 - 7:15 Free Time and Dinner on your own

7:15 - 8:30 Rehearsal (Noble Recital Hall, JNHM)

8:30 Keynote Speaker, Tom Trenney, "It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" Remember the timeless teachings of Mister Rogers, and see how they can become the model for our church's music ministry as we create loving choir families and caring choral neighborhoods. (Noble Recital Hall, JNHM)

9:15 Time to Socialize on your own, optional (various locations)

  • Decorah Beer Choir - Pulpit Rock Brewing Company (Social singing while drinking beer; not a concert - you are the choir!)
  • Movie - Decorah Viking 3 Theatre (Typical showtimes begin at 9:15, 9:30, or 9:45)
  • Late Night Dining or Drinks - various locations (Refer to the restaurant list enclosed in your Welcome Materials)


Sunday, July 1st

8:00 - 11:00 Breakfast & Local Worship Services on your own

9:00 - 11:00 Check-Out  You must be completely moved out of your on-campus rooms by 10:00.  Turn in your room key and electronic key card at the CFL Lobby anytime before 11:00am.

11:00 - 12:15 Dress Rehearsal (Main Hall, Center for Faith and Life)

12:30 - 1:30 Final Banquet, included in the cost of the retreat (Peace Dining Room, Union)

2:00 - 3:00 Livssang Performance (Main Hall, CFL)