The Decorah Chorale presents its annual spring concert, "And Nature Smiled," Sunday, May 5, at St. Benedict's Church, 307 West Main in Decorah.
The concert begins at 7 p.m.
Guest artists for the evening will include Dr. Andrew Last (Luther College) conducting "And Nature Smiled," a tribute to life of Cedar Rapids composer Allen Koepke, and "The House of David," a recent work from renowned composer Z. Randall Stroope.
Suzanne Ernst of Decorah, will accompany the Chorale on two works with flute and Irish pan flute, "Homeward Bound" and "Song for the Mira," a composition from Nova Scotia featuring tenor soloist, Alex Gisleson.
The evening's performance also includes an original arrangement of "Amazing Grace" by Chorale member and Luther College music faculty member, Dr. Amy Engelsdorfer; and in tribute to Chorale accompanist Clara Byom's final performance in Decorah, the group will sing Ms. Byom's favorite choral anthem "Omnia Sol" (Let your heart be staid) by Z. Randall Stroope.
As is tradition with the Chorale, admission to the concert is complimentary. A free-will offering will be available to help sustain the continuing work of the group in the spirit of community benefit and charity.
Organist for the Decorah Chorale is Dietrich Jessen.