Great Music at St. Bart's will present The Nordic Choir from Luther College in Decorah, IA in concert on Tuesday, January 22 at 7:30 pm.
The 78-member Nordic Choir was founded in 1946 and enjoys national and international acclaim as a premier collegiate choral ensemble in the United States. Allen Hightower, director of choral activities and professor of music at Luther, is the conductor of the choir. He was preceded by Craig Arnold and the legendary 57-year tenure of Weston Noble.
The Nordic Choir's concert at St. Bart's will include unaccompanied works "A Spotless Rose" by Paul Mealor, "Praise the Lord" arranged by F. Melius Christiansen and "Go lovely Rose" by Eric Whitacre. The concert will also feature Bach's "Jauchzet dem Herrn alle Welt," Schütz's "Weib, was weinest du?," and Casals' "O Vos Omnes" as well as hymn arrangements and spirituals.
The concert is part of the Nordic Choir's tour of the East Coast. The choir tours annually and has performed around the world, appearing in Norway, Ireland, England, Germany, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Baltic countries, Mexico and the Caribbean. The choir has also appeared at both Lincoln Center in New York as well as the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
Tickets at $25 with a $15 for students and senior citizens may be purchased at the concert office at 325 Park Ave. between the hours of 9 am and 6 pm or by calling (212) 378-0248 or online atwww.stbarts.org/the-nordic-choir.