Luther College to host inaugural Adult Dorian Choral Retreat ‘Livssang’

May 14, 2018

The Dorian Choral Retreat, in its inaugural year, will be hosted at Luther College from June 29 through July 1 with the culminating event, “Livssang,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 1, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.

A presentation of all the choral music rehearsed throughout the weekend, “Livssang” provides a musical finish to the Dorian Choral Retreat. “Livssang” is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Designed for Luther alumni, music educators, church musicians, career musicians and anyone who just loves singing, the goal of the weekend is to be a musical retreat, a way to recharge batteries, an opportunity to take a break from everyday life, and a time to explore Decorah and Luther College.

The Dorian Choral Retreat, available to anyone interested who is at least 19 years of age, has a fee of $100 with no on-campus housing over the retreat, or $150 with a single, air-conditioned room Friday and Saturday night on campus. A $10 discount is offered to people who are coming with a roommate. Registration for the retreat is available at

The weekend features a keynote speech by guest musician Tom Trenney and a breakout session led by Luther alumna Karen Brunssen. The Luther choral faculty will lead other breakout sessions and the rehearsals, featuring Andrew Last, Jennaya Robison, Mark Potvin, and Jill Wilson.

For more information, visit Luther’s webpage:Ā

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 participateĀ 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.