Nicole Keller to perform the 2024 Luther College Benefactor’s Organ Recital
DECORAH, IOWA—Luther College will host its annual Benefactor’s Organ Recital, featuring Nicole Keller, assistant professor of organ at the University of Michigan. The recital will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, in the Center for Faith and Life’s Main Hall.
Keller’s program will include works by Buxtehude, Mendelssohn, Shearing and Bach. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.
The Chicago Crusader described Keller as “an aggressive player with outstanding technique and fine musical sensibilities.” She has performed widely in the United States and abroad in such prestigious venues as St. Patrick Cathedral in New York, Cathédrale Notre-Dame in Paris and Kazakh National University for the Arts in Kazakhstan. Keller specializes in eclectic programs, pairing familiar sounds and genres with less familiar ones.
“Keller has the rare ability to play an immense variety of music from different times and places thoughtfully and sensitively,” said Alexander Meszler, assistant professor of music at Luther College. “We’re excited to host her for this program as well as provide opportunities for her to engage with Luther students.”
The annual Benefactor’s Organ Recital features outstanding artists of international caliber on Luther’s 42-stop Robert Sipe Organ in the Center for Faith and Life. The intent of the concert is to provide an inspirational role model for current and prospective students who wish to pursue organ or church music study at Luther, as well as offer the community a concert of the highest quality. It is made possible through the Kathryn Ulvilden Moen ’41 Organ Fund and the William B. Kuhlman Endowment. Learn more about the organs at Luther College.
About Luther College Music
Luther is home to one of the largest undergraduate music programs in the nation, with five choirs, three orchestras, two bands and two jazz bands. One-third of all Luther students participate in music, including large ensembles, faculty-coached chamber groups, private lessons and master classes. Nearly 175 music majors study music theory, ear training, history, education, composition, jazz, church music and performance. Learn more at luther.edu/music.