The 64-member National Lutheran Choir, under the direction of conductor, composer and organist David Cherwien, strengthens, renews and preserves the heritage of sacred choral music.
Saturday evening, July 15, 2017, you are invited to enjoy a concert by the Twin Cities-based National Lutheran Choir combined with a hymn sing at the historic downtown Central Lutheran Church, adjacent to the Minneapolis Convention Center. Seating is limited and tickets are required. Purchase tickets on the registration form or online registration.
Founded in 1986 by the late Dr. Larry Fleming, the National Lutheran Choir sings a sacred and spiritual story rooted in the Lutheran choral tradition. From early chant and simple folk anthems to complex choral masterworks and new compositions, the choir brings a rich and diverse repertoire of music to its listeners.
Through 2018, the National Lutheran Choir will present its traditional concert series in greater Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minn., and will also appear in a number of national performances and venues.
The choir will also go on tour to both the east and west coasts (Tacoma and Seattle, Wash., Portland and Salem, Ore., and Washington, D.C.) in the fall of 2017 for the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and the premiere of a major new choral work, commissioned by the National Lutheran Choir, the Holy Spirit Mass, by Norwegian composer Kim André Arensen.
In addition to performing in concerts, the National Lutheran Choir broadcasts on public radio and maintains a YouTube channel. A compilation of 30 recordings showcases the ensemble’s music over the years and features hymns, choral classics, contemporary works, spirituals and new works.
The National Lutheran Choir received the 2007 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence from Chorus America and the 2007 Wittenberg Award from the Luther Institute.
Photo by Stephen Geffre