Spring Concert Tour announced for choirs

2011-2012 Wisconsin Lutheran Choir 300

2011-2012 Chamber Choir 300

Date posted: February 21, 2012

MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Lutheran Choir and Chamber Choir of Wisconsin Lutheran College will tour Indiana, Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee March 9 through March 18. The choirs also will perform a tour preview concert and home concert as part of their 2012 Southeastern Concert Tour.

The choirs will present a diverse program of sacred and secular choral works in original languages. Repertoire will include Immortal Bach, Knut Nystedt's contemporary derivation of J.S. Bach's Kom, süsser Tod (Come, sweet Death); Orlando Gibbons' verse anthem Hosanna to the Son of David, and Latin settings by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Eric Whitacre, Z. Randall Stroope, and J.S. Bach.

The Chamber Choir set will feature songs of earth, wind, and sea, including Daniel Pinkham's Awake, O North Wind; Eric Whitacre's gorgeous Seal Lullaby, a setting of the Rudyard Kipling poem; Frank Ticheli's Earth Song; and Voices of Earth by Stephen Chatman. The tour program will conclude with favorite hymns and spirituals by the Wisconsin Lutheran Choir, including their signature encore 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. The choir is committed to excellence in performance and to broadening audience awareness of and appreciation for choral music from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century. This disciplined undergraduate ensemble is comprised of 65 young adults who represent a wide variety of academic majors and minors at Wisconsin Lutheran College.

The concerts are free and open to the public. For information and directions for each event, please contact each host church. To learn more about the Wisconsin Lutheran Choir, visit their webpageblog, or Facebook page.

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

Wisconsin Lutheran Choir & Chamber Choir
2012 Southeastern Concert Tour

2012 Choir Tour

Tour Preview Concert: Sunday, February 26 - 3 p.m.
Christ Lutheran Church
W240 N3103 Pewaukee Road
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
For information, call 262.691.0720

Friday, March 9 – 7 p.m. Concert
Peace Lutheran Church
750 E. Markland Avenue
Kokomo, Indiana
For information, call 765.457.8888

Sunday, March 11 – 10:30 a.m. Worship
Faith Lutheran Church
575 Fischer Road
Sharpsburg, Georgia
For information, call 770.253.4007

Sunday, March 11 – 7 p.m. Concert
Sola Fide Lutheran Church
1307 Webb Gin House Road
Lawrenceville, Georgia
For information, call 770.972.1771

Monday, March 12 – 7 p.m. Concert
Faith Lutheran Church
2901 Kerry Forest Parkway
Tallahassee, Florida
For information, call 850.383.1125

Tuesday, March 13 – 6 p.m. Concert
Open Bible Lutheran Church
4671 Bellwether Lane
Oxford, Florida
For information, call 352.753.9038

Thursday, March 15 – 7 p.m. Concert
Victory Lutheran Church
4651 Kernan Boulevard South
Jacksonville, Florida
For information, call 904.642.8900

Friday, March 16 – 7 p.m. Concert
Risen Savior Lutheran Church
1755 Quacco Road
Pooler, Georgia
For information, call 912.925.9431

Sunday, March 18 – 10:30 a.m. Worship
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
10231 Sherrill Boulevard
Knoxville, Tennessee
For information, call 865.966.3112

Friday, March 23 – 8 p.m. Concert Free; tickets Required
Center for Arts and Performance
Wisconsin Lutheran College
8815 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
For information and tickets, call 414.443.8802