Luther College Music

Nordic Choir

Dr. Allen HightowerDr. Allen Hightower

Nordic Choir, founded in 1946, enjoys nationwide and intercontinental recognition as a leading collegiate choral ensemble in the United States. Nordic Choir is directed by Allen Hightower, manager of choral tasks at Luther university since 2010.

Nordic Choir is Luther’s leading choir in a choral program that includes three upper-class combined touring choirs, two first-year choirs, and a women’s choir. Above 500 vocalists because of these ensembles combine with Symphony Orchestra, Luther Ringers, and pipeline organ for five xmas at Luther shows annually. Xmas at Luther 2008, nights Glory, Dawn of Peace, and Xmas at Luther 2012, Tidings of Comfort and Joy, were nationwide broadcast as PBS getaway specials. The 2008 broadcast won a regional Emmy for Best other dressing up event Coverage.

Nordic Choir has toured extensively through the usa, carrying out in churches of denominations, schools, and show halls, including Lincoln Center, New York; Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.; Orchestra Hall, Chicago; Orchestra Hall as well as the Historic State Theatre, Minneapolis; the Ordway Music Theatre, St. Paul, Minn.; Walt Disney Concert Hall in addition to amazingly Cathedral, la; plus the Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City. Nordic Choir has also appeared at national American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) conventions in l . a ., Salt Lake City, and Kansas City, as well as the songs Educators National Conference in Kansas City, Mo. The choir ended up being chosen to execute in the 50th anniversary nationwide meeting regarding the ACDA in Oklahoma City, March 2009, and were showcased during the 2014 North Central ACDA meeting in Des Moines, Iowa.

Nordic Choir made numerous show tours of European countries, the Caribbean, Mexico, Russia, and Eastern Europe. In 2000 and 2003, the choir revisited the college’s founding origins with tours to Norway and Scandinavia. Nordic Choir ended up being showcased in show throughout France, Spain, and Italy in May 2009. Most recently, Nordic Choir finished a tour of Ireland and England in-may 2012, and a trip of Italy in May 2015. Various other significant appearances for Nordic Choir feature a performance of Bach’s St. John love with Orchestra Iowa in 2012, and Handel’s Messiah with Luther’s very own Symphony Orchestra, Collegiate Chorale, Cathedral Choir, and pupil soloists in March 2015, at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.

Nordic Choir has also taped extensively. Current brands include Spirit, moving over chaos (2015), Prayer (2014), get, Lovely Rose (2013), Holy, Radiant Light (2012), and Here i will be, Lord (2012). Nordic Choir performances may included in the CD and DVD of Christmas at Luther 2012 in addition to CDs of Christmas time at Luther 2014 and 2015.

Practices within the Nordic Choir feature holding arms during all shows, the sapphire-blue velvet robes, and singing Pavel Chesnokov's O Lord God as the trademark benedictory since 1948.

Nordic Choir rehearses MWF 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. and TTh 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Rehearsal place for Nordic Choir is within the Choir area.


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