Luther College Nordic Choir, one of the top college choirs in the nation, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Center for Faith and Life on the Luther College campus.
The performance by the 74-member Nordic Choir is open to the public with no charge for admission.
Nordic Choir, founded in 1946, enjoys national and international acclaim as a premier collegiate choral ensemble in the United States.
The 2014 Nordic Choir tour program will include selections from the following: "Magnificat" by William Walton, Bach's "Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf," "I Have Called You By Name" by Stephen Paulus, "Psalm 67" by Eriks Esenvalds, as well as hymn-arrangements, spirituals and the traditional Nordic Choir closing piece "O Lord God" by Pavel Chesnokov.
The concert is part of the Nordic Choir's tour of the Midwest and Texas. The choir tours annually and has performed around the world, appearing in Norway, England, Ireland, Germany, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Baltic countries, Mexico and the Caribbean. Nordic Choir has also appeared throughout the United States, performing in such well-known concert halls as Lincoln Center in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Allen Hightower, director of choral activities and professor of music at Luther, is the conductor of the Nordic Choir preceded by Craig Arnold and the 57-year tenure of Weston Noble.