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Spring Concert: EXALT

Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 4:00pm

In May, we lift our voices in a concert of pipes in praise, Exalt! Illustrious organist, Aaron David Miller, will perform with the NLC in works by Benjamin Britten, William Mathias, Charles Stanford and others. Frank Martin's sublime Mass for Unaccompanied Double Chorus, and a world premiere commission, Great or Small, by Zachary Wadsworth complete this exciting program.

Auditions for the 2014-15 Season

There are several steps in the audition process, all with the purpose of identifying singers who are musically compatible, able to fully commit to the schedule, and who demonstrate a commitment to the highest musical standards. All singers of the choir have very busy schedules -- yet a commitment to the choir is a joy when we all do our part and the artistic product is the highest level of excellence. Our music making is hard work and the expectations are high. 

April 8, 2014: Rehearsal transformations

Our artistic director, David Cherwien, writes a note to the choir the Thursday after every Tuesday rehearsal. We are preparing the program for our May 4, 2014 concert at St Andrew's Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi MN which will include the premiere of a commissioned work by Zachary Wadsworth, William Mathias' Anthem: "Let the people praise thee, O God," Charles Villiers Stanford's Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, Frank Martin's Mass, and Benjamin Britten's (seen on the left) Te Deum. Organist Aaron David Miller will be the featured guest artist on the program. For more information about the concert, click here

Devotion: Honoring a Pure Offering

This devotion was given by the National Lutheran Choir's bass section leader, Paul Wilson, on the evening of April 1, before rehearsal.

Have you ever given an offering to God?  An offering that is so personal, so private, so sacred that it creates a moment in time that can not be adequately explained to another?  An offering purely of humble thanksgiving, shared only between you and the Maker?

Tim Sheie's Playlist

Tim Sheie was recently interviewed on Minnesota Public Radio by Steve Staruch, the inimitable host of Minnesota Public Radio afternoon drive-time program. The spotlight interview is part of MPR's "Music with Minnesotans" that features a playlist selected by featured individuals. Tim's selections include a number of choral works including one by the National Lutheran Choir but his tastes in music run towards the eclectic and heart-felt, no unlike the man. 

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