The 100-voice Cathedral Choir from Luther College will sing at First Christian this Sunday, April 10, beginning with prelude music at 10:20 a.m.
Conducted by Dr. Jennaya Robison, their appearance is part of the Cathedral Choir’s annual Midwest Tour, and is open to the public with no charge for admission.
The 2016 Cathedral Choir tour program, based on the idea of creation, includes Eric Whitacre’s “Cloudburst,” F. Melius Christiansen’s “Built on a Rock,” Morton Lauridsen’s “Prayer,” and Moses Hogan’s “I Can Tell the World.” Also featured will be Ben Allaway’s “Alleluyah Sasa! He is Born!”, recently featured on Iowa Public Television.
The Cathedral Choir is an ensemble comprised of 102 singers selected primarily from the sophomore and junior classes at Luther. The choir participates in campus worship, Christmas at Luther performances, special events and concerts throughout the academic year.
The ensemble performed at the 2010 North Central American Choral Directors Association conference in Minneapolis where Eric Whitacre, distinguished conductor, broadcaster and public speaker, and 2012 Grammy Award winner, conducted the session.
Cathedral Choir is conducted by Jennaya Robison, Luther College assistant professor of music. Robison’s extensive background in choral music most recently includes Artistic Director of Scottsdale Musical Arts and Director of Music Ministry at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church in Arizona. In addition to Luther, she has also taught at the University of Arizona and the University of New Mexico. Robison has conducted orchestras at the University of Arizona and Luther, as well as community orchestras in Tucson and Phoenix.
Luther College is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the world with six choirs, three bands, three orchestras, two jazz bands and numerous chamber ensembles, totaling nearly 1,000 student musicians. Luther’s students perform in large ensembles, faculty-coached chamber groups, private lessons and master classes. More than 300 music majors study music theory/ear training, history, education, composition, church music and performance.
More Info: http://www.luther.edu/music/cathedral/events/ or call 1-4LUTHER-800