NDSU choir to perform at First LutheranThe North Dakota State University (NDSU) Concert Choir will present a concert tour March 14 through March 26, throughout the Midwest.
The North Dakota State University (NDSU) Concert Choir will present a concert tour March 14 through March 26, throughout the Midwest.
The choir will perform in Alexandria on Tuesday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria.
This year’s program highlights choral masterworks from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Works by master composers such as Victoria, Schutz, Lotti, Brahms and Poulenc are balanced by contemporary works of Samuel Barber, Edwin Fissinger and Vytautas Miskinis.
Of special note are two world premieres. World-renowned choral conductor and composer Dale Warland recently completed an artist residency at NDSU. The choir will perform his newly-commissioned work “Leaves” as well as the winner of the first NDSU Edwin Fissinger Choral Composition Prize “Ask Me No More” by Jeremy Bakken, a composition graduate student at the University of New Mexico.
Under Jo Ann Miller’s direction, the NDSU Concert Choir has performed at state, regional and national music conferences – including six North Central ACDA conferences and the National ACDA conference in San Antonio.
It performs regularly with the Fargo Moorhead Symphony and tours overseas every three years. The choir visited Eastern and Central Europe in 2009.
The 66-voice choir rehearses daily and performs several concerts a year on campus in addition to annual spring tours. The choir has produced more than 30 recordings.
For more information about the performances, visit www.ndsualumni.com/netcommunity/ConcertChoirTour.