Wisconsin Lutheran College Choral Concert
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Wisconsin Lutheran College choirs to perform in Burlington
MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Lutheran Choir and Chamber Choir of Wisconsin Lutheran College, under the direction of Dr. James A. Nowack, will perform a concert at St. John’s Lutheran Church (198 Westridge Avenue) on Friday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. The performance is part of the choirs’ 2017 Winter Concert Tour.
The concert program will feature sacred and secular choral works spanning several periods and genres. An homage to the Lutheran Reformation musical heritage includes J.S. Bach’s motet Jesus My Great Pleasure, Heinrich Schutz’s Also Hat Gott die Welt Geliebt, and Martin Luther’s treasured hymn A Mighty Fortress is Our God. The choir will also perform contemporary works by Daniel Pinkham, Eriks Esenvalds, Jeffrey Rickard, and Egil Hovland. The 26-voice Chamber Choir will perform songs by Matthew Harris, Morten Lauridsen, and John Day. The program will conclude with American hymns and spirituals, including the Wisconsin Lutheran Choir's traditional concert closer, Abide with Me.
Dr. James Nowack, director of choral activities at Wisconsin Lutheran College since 1994, holds master of music degrees in piano performance and choral conducting from Kent State University and the University of Minnesota and a doctor of musical arts from the University of Iowa. In addition to teaching and directing at Wisconsin Lutheran, Nowack serves as guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator at conferences and conventions on a regional and national basis.
Under Nowack's direction, the Wisconsin Lutheran Choir has developed a unified voice and a respected presence in the Midwest. The choir is committed to excellence in performance and to broadening audience awareness of and appreciation for choral music from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century. This disciplined undergraduate ensemble is comprised of young adults who represent a wide variety of academic majors and minors at Wisconsin Lutheran College.
The tour concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, contact St. John’s Lutheran Church at 262.763.8229. To learn more about the Wisconsin Lutheran Choir, visit wlc.edu/choir.
Wisconsin Lutheran College is an independent Christian college in Milwaukee that is recognized for its academic excellence and Christian leadership tenets.