Tickets for the National Lutheran Choir Saturday evening, July 15, 2017, are available to the public.
Friends, family and Minneapolis/Saint Paul area residents are welcome to purchase tickets to the event which is being held at the historic downtown Central Lutheran Church, adjacent to the Minneapolis Convention Center. Seating is limited.
Tickets are $25 plus a $5 registration fee and can be purchased online. To add tickets to your current registration, click on the “modify registration” button. To purchase a ticket without registering for the event, click on the “new registration” button.
Building on the theme of the Triennial Gathering, the National Lutheran Choir offers a unique program of renewal and reformation at Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis. Hymns by women authors, translators and composers, ancient and modern, catalyze the evening–that of living in Reformation–grounded in our embrace of the past, moving through the present day and into the future.
Anthems from composers Kim André Arnesen, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Carol Barnett, Moses Hogan, and J. Aaron McDermid interweave among reflections by poet and author Susan Palo Cherwien.
Artistic Director David Cherwien guides the choir and the assembly in hymns by Hildegard von Bingen, Elizabeth Cruciger, Caroline M. Noel, Fanny Crosby, Catherine Winkworth, Regina Fryxell, Sylvia Dunstan, Carolyn Jennings and Susan Palo Cherwien.
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