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Conductor's Diary: "Christmas Festival Week"

As the choir goes into "Christmas Festival Week," artistic director, David Cherwien, sends a note to the choir:

You are all to be congratulated. In these past four short weeks we have absorbed an entire program. You have come through for each other in the learning process, and in general, while there is work to do this coming week, we're in great shape. A wonderfully varied program, and sung very musically. 

Devotion: God is in the Goosebumps

This devotion was shared by NLC alto Sarah Koepp prior to the All Saints Concert on November 1, 2014. 

I have been thinking about one of our themes for the year, “God is in the goose bumps.”  In other words, what really goes into the intersection between music and life’s holy moments? I’m in a profession where I’ve been blessed to experience many of life’s holy moments.  In fact, a chaplain at the hospital and I often have this discussion together.  He’s putting together a pilot project to make chaplain students more comfortable with singing and he’s asked me to help just sing through hymns as part of a large group.  

Devotion: Christmas is Waiting

This devotion was shared by NLC soprano Kate Tripoli prior to rehearsal on November 4, 2014. 

CHRISTMAS IS WAITING: A POEM FOR ADVENT

Sacred Song, Sacred Space

 


$5,000 Matching Gift!

It's Minnesota's annual day of giving and the National Lutheran Choir needs your help to raise $25,000 to support its Christmas Festival Program. Your gift counts whether large or small!  A Matching Gift stretches the first $5,000 twice as far. All contributions will be used to support our 2014 Christmas Festival.

To make a gift:

If you have questions, call the NLC office at (612) 722-2301.  Thank you for your support!

Devotion: Musical Metaphors

Special thanks to Michael Olsen, a tenor with the NLC, for this devotion from October 21, 2014.

I've heard of 2 musical metaphors for major life transitions:

1) Key changes.

If that's the case, my life will rival any contemporary Christian pop song, as I call them, with numerous and seemingly unnecessary key changes.

2) Symphony movements. (I kind of like this image a little better.) In that case I look forward to the next "Andante" movement to slow the pace of change.

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). 

Devotion: Into the presence of God

On September 23, 2014, long-time bass section member, Tim Sheie, shared this devotion prior to rehearsal. 

(addressing the Choir in American Sign Language):

A few of you know that I was teaching deaf students for ten years before my job changed and technology increased and things changed. ASL gives you the amazing ability to use phenomenally expressive language without any sound ... rich meaning without sound.

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