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Choir Tour Concludes with Home Concert

March 2, 2018

Band practice

MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin Lutheran Choir and Chamber Choir of Wisconsin Lutheran College, under the direction of Dr. James A. Nowack, performed five concerts in Florida and Georgia from March 10 through March 16. The Spring Tour concludes with a home concert in Wisconsin Lutheran College's Schwan Concert Hall on Friday, March 23.

The concert program features sacred and secular choral works spanning several periods and genres. Repertoire includes Dirshu Adonai by Kenneth and Kirsten Lampl, Lux Nova by Eric Whitacre, Justice, O God by Felix Mendelssohn, and Alleluia by Jake Runestad. 

The 23-voice Chamber Choir performs a set inspired by the four seasons, including Sumer is Icumen In, arr. Richard Bjella; Wintertide, arr. Ola Gjeilo; and selected movements from Veljo Tormis' Autumn Landscapes.

The Wisconsin Lutheran Choir also performs hymns and spirituals, including Shawn Kirchner's arrangement of Unclouded Day by J.K. Alwood.

2018 Spring Concert Tour

Concerts are free and open to the public.

7:00 p.m. Concert
Abiding Grace Lutheran Church
5500 Highway 212
Covington, Georgia
For information, call 770.385.7691

7:00 p.m. Concert
Open Bible Lutheran Church 
4671 Bellwether Lane
Oxford, Florida
For information, call 352.753.9038

7:00 p.m. Concert
Crown of Life Lutheran Church 
5820 Daniels Parkway
Fort Myers, Florida
For information, call 239.482.7315

7:00 p.m. Concert
Christ the King Lutheran Church 
5625 North US Highway 1
Palm Coast, Florida
For information, call 386.447.7979

7:00 p.m. Concert
Victory Lutheran Church 
4651 Kernan Boulevard South
Jacksonville, Florida
For information, call 904.642.8900

7:30 p.m. Concert
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Center for Arts and Performance
8815 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Free; tickets required
For information, call 414.443.8802

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.