Jun 15, 2018
High school students in the Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir (MASLC) have made Concordia their home for a week in June as they prepare for eight performances across Minnesota.
During their time on campus, they’ve been rehearsing and discussing faith and the religious backgrounds of the music they will be performing. Students in 10th-12th grade from Minnesota, North Dakota, and Mississippi gather each morning for Sung…Music
Jun 05, 2018
He stepped off the main stage of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and two days later he was unpacking for his next gig in Chicago.
Performing at the Kennedy Center was “absolutely wonderful,” said Christopher Kenney ’14. His last performance was with Patti LuPone, Nathan Gunn and Isabel Leonard at the Washington National Opera gala, which raised $1 million for the company's…Music Alumni
Mar 26, 2018
Classical Minnesota Public Radio will air and stream the performance of Dr. René Clausen’s “The Passion of Jesus Christ” on March 29 during Holy Week.
The program will air from 8-10 p.m. Thursday, March 29, on KCCM-FM 91.1 (Moorhead-Fargo) and on KCMF-FM 897 (Fergus Falls, Minn.). MPR will also stream the broadcast at the same time as it plays on the radio and will archive it for on-demand…Music
Mar 06, 2018
Growing up in the northern Idaho Panhandle near the Canadian border, Samuel Gaines ’18 had long wanted to sing with the best collegiate choir he could find and in his research The Concordia Choir was always listed as a top choir.
During his senior year in high school, he came to Moorhead for a campus visit and heard a concert.
“It was awe-inspiring,” he says. “It gave me a sense of wonder and excitement that I had never experienced. The depth of sound and the level…Music
Feb 26, 2018
When Joshua Prichard ’19 was a high school student in Las Cruces, N.M., his choir conductor – a Concordia Choir alum – thought he’d be a good fit for the choral music program at Concordia.
Despite changing his major from music to global studies, Prichard agrees he’s benefitting from that recommendation.
“Every day, I’m learning something new from the man who has prepared scores of choral conductors in the U.S. and abroad,” Prichard…Music
Feb 23, 2018
Dr. René Clausen was honored for his life’s work with a lifetime achievement award.
Mary Kay Geston, president of the North Central American Choral Directors Association, presented Clausen with the Weston H. Noble Award for Lifetime Achievement in February at the 2018 ACDA Central and North Central Conference in Chicago.… Music
Feb 16, 2018
Logan Barat '18, Dawson, Minn., takes the stage at the Metropolitan Opera regional auditions in March.
Barat will take the stage March 25 at the Metropolitan Opera regional auditions in Minneapolis after becoming one of the youngest participants to win the district audition. Winners from six districts will compete at regionals and regional winners…Music
Jan 16, 2018
A recent Concordia graduate and a Cobber junior are two composers on the program for the Lyra Trio’s January concert.
The trio, which consists of three music faculty – Jane Linde Capistran, violin, from Concordia; Amy Mercer, piano, from Concordia; and Elise Buffat Nelson, cello, from NDSU – has been playing together for the past four and half years.
Dec 11, 2017
The Concordia Christmas Concert “Gather Us In, O Child of Peace” will be broadcast this holiday season across the country.
The 2017 Christmas Concerts were recently enjoyed by thousands of people in the Fargo-Moorhead and Minneapolis-St. Paul areas. Those unable to enjoy a live performance can tune into a broadcast of last year’s concert from their own homes. The…Music
Dec 01, 2017
Faithful followers of choral music and Concordia’s concerts won’t let a few hundred miles come between them and beautiful Christmas music.
People come from across the country to see the Concordia Christmas Concerts. This year, on Carol (Angstman) ’63 and Ken Maul’s flight from Denver the seats right around them were filled with people going to the concert. It was the Mauls’ second…Music
Oct 10, 2017
The production of the 2016 Christmas Concert, “Christmas at Concordia: Gather Us In, O Child of Peace,” has earned a regional Emmy.
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences held the Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Gala on Oct. 7, where the award was announced. Produced by Twin Cities Public Television, the award was given in the category of special event coverage…Music
Sep 18, 2017
Concordia is the new home for the Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir.
Lutheran high school students from across Minnesota participate in this June program. A service of Celebration and Transition welcomed the new addition to the college’s summer programs.
Dr. Michael Culloton, assistant professor of vocal music…Music
Aug 15, 2017
Alexandra “Lexi” Brouillard ’19 took her musical talents abroad to Italy.
Brouillard, a flute player, spent two weeks in Acqui Terme, Italy, at InterHarmony, an international music festival held in both Italy and Germany this year. She was introduced to the festival by her flute professor, Deb Harris. Harris taught…Global Music
Jun 09, 2017
Brianna Drevlow '16 has won The Summer Singers' Competition for Young Composers.
Her winning composition, “Eli, Eli,” will be performed by The Summer Singers in July.
A native of Thief River Falls, Minn., Drevlow graduated from Concordia College with a Bachelor of Music degree and is now pursuing a Master of Music degree…Alumni Music
Feb 17, 2017
For tenor Kyle Stengel '17, a highlight of The Concordia Choir's spring tour of the Southwest is performing the folk music section of the program.
“There are beautiful melodies that hit your soul,” he says. “I get goose bumps every time we sing them. You don’t need to be a music aficionado to appreciate the beauty of these pieces. The melodies are accessible to everyone.”