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Choirs to Tour Washington and Alaska

April 24, 2017

Band practice

MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin Lutheran Choir and Chamber Choir of Wisconsin Lutheran College, under the direction of Dr. James A. Nowack, will perform six concerts in Washington and Alaska from May 23 through 31.

The concert program will feature sacred and secular choral works spanning several periods and genres. An homage to the Lutheran Reformation musical heritage includes J.S. Bach's motet Jesus My Great Pleasure, Heinrich Schutz's Also Hat Gott die Welt Geliebt, and Martin Luther's treasured hymn A Mighty Fortress is Our God. The choir will also perform contemporary works including compositions by Daniel Pinkham, Eriks Esenvalds, and Anthony Bernarducci. The 26-voice Chamber Choir will perform contemporary and Romantic-era “Songs of Beauty in the Present and in Time Forgotten.” The program will conclude with popular American hymns and spirituals, including the Wisconsin Lutheran Choir's traditional concert closer, Abide with Me.


2017 Washington and Alaska Concert Tour

Concerts are free and open to the public.

TUESDAY, MAY 23
7:00 p.m. Concert
Evergreen Lutheran High School
7306 Waller Road East
Tacoma, Washington
253.946.4488

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24
7:30 p.m. Concert
Calvary Lutheran Church
16231 NE 6th Street      
Bellevue, Washington
425.401.1595

THURSDAY, MAY 25
7:00 p.m. Concert
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
2021 South 260th Street
Des Moines, Washington
253.839.0731

SATURDAY, MAY 27
7:00 p.m. Concert
Grace Lutheran Church
47585 Ciechanski Road
Kenai, Alaska
907.283.6297

MONDAY, MAY 29
11:00 a.m. Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony
Wasilla Aurora Cemetery
1096 Wasilla-Fishhook Road
Wasilla, Alaska
Presented by King of Kings Lutheran Church

907.376.7771  

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31
7:00 p.m. Concert
Bartlett High School Auditorium
1101 Golden Bear Drive
Anchorage, Alaska
Presented by Faith Lutheran Church
907.563.3499


Dr. James Nowack, director of choral activities at Wisconsin Lutheran College since 1994, holds Master of Music degrees in piano performance and choral conducting from Kent State University and the University of Minnesota and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Iowa. In addition to teaching and directing at WLC, Nowack serves as guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator at conferences and conventions on a regional and national basis.

Under Nowack's direction, the Wisconsin Lutheran Choir has developed a unified voice and a respected presence in the Midwest. The choir is committed to excellence in performance and to broadening audience awareness of and appreciation for choral music from the Renaissance to the 21st century. This disciplined undergraduate ensemble is comprised of young adults who represent a wide variety of academic majors and minors at Wisconsin Lutheran College.


Wisconsin Lutheran College is an independent, nationally ranked Christian college in Milwaukee that serves 1,200 traditional undergraduate, adult, and graduate students through its on-campus, on-location, and online programming. The college, which prepares students for lives of Christian leadership, is recognized for its academic excellence and superior student experience.