When: Wednesday, March 4th 2020 @ 7:30pm
Where: St. Luke's Lutheran Church
300 Carroll St
Cost: Free20200304 7:30pm 20200304 7:30pm America/Chicago Luther College Aurora Choir Performance https://www.downtownwaukesha.com/events/luther-college-aurora-choir-performance/ St. Luke's Lutheran Church 300 Carroll St
Luther College’s Aurora Choir will be performing in concert with Wartburg College’s Castle Singers and Ankeny High School’s Concert Choir at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, March 4 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church! The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. A free-will offering will be collected.
Christina Dressler ’23, Racine; Emily Olson’20, Cedarburg; and Erin Keller ’22, Racine, are members of Aurora and will be performing.
Conducted by Jennaya Robison, Aurora will present a program titled, “The Journey.” The program focuses on living lives of integrity despite our human struggle. It includes music written by Lisa Young, Jocelyn Hagen, Amy Kucera, Elaine Hagenberg, Elizabeth Alexander and Joan Szymko and includes texts by Afghani poet, Eleha Sahel (“It Is Not Yet Finished”), Evelyn K. Dudley’s tribute to Coretta Scott King (“I’ll Go Alone”) and “Refuge,” by Sara Teasdale. The program is interspersed with sacred texts of celebration and joy – the idea perfectly summed up in the words of Sara Teasdale, “If I can sing, I still am free.”
Aurora, a soprano/alto choir, is one of five auditioned vocal ensembles at Luther. Aurora is known for fostering the talents of young singers, encouraging them to grow and hone their abilities as musicians in an environment of the highest-level music making. Aurora has performed at several North Central American Choral Directors Association Conferences and has premiered works by several composers such as Libby Larsen, Ola Gjello, Jocelyn Hagen, Mack Wilberg and many more.
Wartburg College’s Castle Singers are conducted by Nicki Toliver. Ankeny High School’s Concert Choir is under the direction of Ben Walters.
Luther is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the world with five choirs, three bands, three orchestras, two jazz bands, and numerous chamber ensembles, totaling more than 800 student musicians. Luther students participate in large ensembles, faculty-coached chamber groups, private lessons, and masterclasses. More than 250 music majors study music theory/ear training, history, education, composition, jazz, church music, and performance.
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