Luther College Nordic Choir, one of the top college choirs in the nation, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Basilica of St. Fidelis, 900 Cathedral Ave., Victoria.
The performance by the 73-member Nordic choir is open to the public. No admission will be charged, but a freewill offering will be taken to defray expenses of the tour.
The 2018 Nordic choir tour program includes selections by Randall Thompson, Hans Leo Hassler and others, including hymn-arrangements, spirituals and the traditional Nordic Choir closing piece “O Lord God” by Pavel Chesnokov.
The concert is part of Nordic choir’s 2018 tour of the Midwest and Colorado. The choir tours annually and has performed around the world and throughout the United States. The choir enjoyed the tenure of Weston Noble as its conductor for 57 years. This tour marks the first year of the choir under the baton of Andrew Last, Luther alumnus of 1997.
Luther is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the world with six choirs, three bands, three orchestras, two jazz bands and numerous chamber ensembles, totaling more than 800 student musicians. Nearly 275 music majors study music theory/ear training, history, education, composition, church music and performance.