Northern Lights. (Submitted photo)
Everyone is invited to the Northern Lights' upcoming concert, "A Song for Every Season," Sunday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m. at Decorah Lutheran Church located at 309 Winnebago Street in Decorah.
The 50-voice women's chorale, under the direction of Jane Kolarich, will sing attendees through the calendar year with a variety of accompanied and a cappella numbers.
Piano accompanist for Northern Lights is Linda Gjerdrum of Mabel, Minn. Suzanne Ernst of Decorah is featured on penny whistle and two Luther College percussionists, Casey Tecklenburg and Aidan Schmitt, will add their talents to the African selection, "O Sifuni Mungu."
Rachael Buresh, one of the newest members of the ensemble, is a featured vocal soloist. Prior to relocating to Decorah, Rachael resided in Minneapolis where she instructed studio voice lessons and performed with the renowned Dale Warland Singers.
Special invited guests at this concert are the Luren Singers, conducted by Dr. David Judisch and accompanied by Sophia Huang.
The Luren Singers has the distinction ofbeing North America's oldest Norwegian-American male chorus, now in their 146th year of continuous existence. They will sing five selections alone and conclude the concert by joining the Northern Lights on an arrangement of the folk tune, "Homeward Bound," arranged by Mack Wilberg, conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and the inspiring piece, "We Rise Again," featuring David Judisch as soloist.
There is no admission cost; a free will offering will be accepted.
Gifts to Northern Lights are tax deductible. Coffee and refreshments will be served following the concert.
CD recordings of both choirs will be available for purchase.