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"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 7:00pm
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 4:00pm

So much of the world’s powerful choral music has emerged from peoples caged and hemmed in by oppression. These works continue over centuries and across oceans to shine light on the human condition and pronounce the power of hope, and that is what you’ll experience on this special night. Hope. Walk out amazingly inspired. 

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door at Zion Lutheran Church on Saturday night. The box office opens at 6:00pm.

Taking risks

This story was written by NLC soprano, Christina Myers, after an especially moving concert performed by the choir in Prescott, Arizona.

Part of our pre-concert devotion in Prescott, AZ tonight said this: “To have the courage to take a risk and see where it leads." That struck me tonight, all the risks that brought us here, tonight, to this place in time.


This story was written by NLC soprano, Kate Tripoli, on February 21, while on tour with the choir in Phoenix, Arizona.

This morning I did one of my least favorite things (got up before 10 a.m. on a Saturday) in order to prepare for one of my very favorite things: an NLC hymn festival. Church choir singers from Scottsdale, Prescott and points beyond will join us on Sunday afternoon at La Casa de Cristo in Scottsdale for a hymn festival titled "God of Grace." It's a great program full of well-loved hymns and anthems, and as we rehearsed with the massed choir, organ and brass, I was renewed in my conviction that this is what NLC does best. This is our sweet spot.

Finding freedom and peace

As the bus carrying members of the NLC climbed the hills north of Phoenix, a newspaper clipping made its way from aisle to aisle, and from singer to singer. We were reading about Kayla Mueller, the humanitarian aid worker who was killed after being kidnapped in Syria. 

Kayla grew up in Prescott, AZ, where we were headed to sing, where her family and community were raw and wounded from their loss.

2015 GALA: Telling the Story

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 4:30pm
Doubletree by Hilton
7800 Normandale Blvd
Minneapolis, MN  55439
Join us for the 2015 National Lutheran Choir Gala: Telling the Story. The 62 members of the National Lutheran Choir, board members and staff invite YOU to our most highly anticipated event of the year!

Northern Voice Festival

NLC Produces Northern Voice Festival

The National Lutheran Choir has announced it will produce a month-long, state-wide festival of singing ensembles in a wide variety of styles from April 10-May 10, 2015. With significant support from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the event will include two special Festival Days: Saturday, April 11 (on and around the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus) and Saturday, April 25 (downtown Saint Paul). 

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