Spring Concert Tour locations set for Wisconsin Lutheran College choirs

Date Posted: February 3, 2010

MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Lutheran Choir and Chamber Choir of Wisconsin Lutheran College will be touring with stops in Ohio, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia and Pennsylvania March 5 through March 12. The choirs will also perform a tour preview concert and home concert in Wisconsin as a part of their 2010 Spring Concert Tour.

The Wisconsin Lutheran Choir will present a diverse, mostly a capella program of sacred and secular choral works in original languages. Works include Knut Nystedt's I Will Greatly Rejoice!, William Byrd's Agnus Dei (from Mass for Four Voices), and Edvard Grieg's Our Father. Latin settings by American composers include Z. Randall Stroope's emotional Lamentations of Jeremiah, J. Aaron McDermid's Te Lucis Ante Terminum, and Greg Knauf’s rhythmically complex Gloria.

The Chamber Choir will perform Eric Whitacre's exquisite Five Hebrew Love Songs with string quintet and Animal Crackers, choral settings of Ogden Nash's playful verses. The program in four parts concludes with favorite hymns and spirituals, including arrangements by Harry T. Burleigh, F. Melius Christiansen, and Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory, and the Wisconsin Lutheran Choir's signature Abide With Me, arranged by Lucy Hirt.

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 Wisconsin Lutheran, 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. A disciplined ensemble of dedicated young adults from across the nation, the choir is comprised of 67 full-time undergraduate students who represent a wide variety of academic majors and minors.  

The concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the host church.

Wisconsin Lutheran College is an independent Christian college in Milwaukee that is recognized for its academic excellence and Christian leadership tenets.

Tour Preview Concert
Sunday, February 14 – 2 p.m.
Our Savior Lutheran Church
1332 Arrowhead Road
Grafton, WI
For information, call (262) 377-6363

Friday, March 5 – 7 p.m.
Immanuel Lutheran Church
2300 Northridge Road
Findlay, OH 45840
For information, call (419) 422-8209 

Saturday, March 6 – 2:30 p.m.
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
11981 Pippin Road
Cincinnati, OH 45231
For information, call (513) 825-8005

Sunday, March 7 – 7 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church
575 Fischer Road
Sharpsburg, GA 30277
For information, call (770) 253-4007 

Monday, March 8 – 7 p.m.
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
720 Old Trolley Road
Summerville, SC 29485
For information, call (843) 873-5522 

Tuesday, March 9 – 7 p.m.
Resurrection Lutheran Church
916 Centerville Turnpike N
Chesapeake, VA 23320
For information, call (757) 479-3939 

Thursday, March 11 – 7:30 p.m.
Peace Lutheran Church
200 E. Beidler Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
For information, call (610) 337-1997 

Friday, March 12 – 8 p.m.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
7426 Idylwood Rd
Falls Church, VA 22043
Presented by Grace Lutheran in Falls Church
For information, call (703) 534-1719 

Friday, March 19 – 8 p.m.
Schwan Concert Hall
Wisconsin Lutheran College
For information, call (414) 443-8802