The Concordia Choir in Concert
- When: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- Where: Walla Walla University Church
- Cost: $10 - $20
- Age limit: All ages
- Categories: Live music/Karaoke
The Concordia Choir of Moorhead, Minnesota under the direction of René Clausen will be performing in Walla Walla University Church on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at TheConcordiaChoir.org or by calling 800-838-3006 .
One highlight of the concert program includes the regional premier of the new Hans Zimmer choral composition 'Aurora.' Hans Zimmer composed the film scores for the Batman trilogy, Pirates of the Caribbean, Superman - Man of Steel, Sherlock Holmes, Inception and others. Zimmer wrote this choral piece as his artistic response to the movie theater shootings in Aurora, Colorado.
This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Paul J. Christiansen, conductor of The Concordia Choir for 49 years and son of F. Melius Christiansen.
The Concordia Choir of Moorhead, Minnesota, continues to affirm its reputation as one of America’s finest a cappella choirs. Since 1920, the Choir has performed in nearly every major hall including Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center as well as numerous international tours.
A February 2010 performance and recording session with the Grammy Award-winning King’s Singers and multiple performances on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion radio show highlight the Choir’s world-class quality.
The Concordia Choir is featured in the Emmy-winning Concordia Christmas Concerts, which are nationally broadcast on public television. The choir’s recordings are distributed internationally and through iTunes, making it one of the top-selling choirs in the country.
Dr. René Clausen is the third conductor in the choir’s illustrious history, assuming the role in 1986. As a composer he has written more than 100 commissioned works. The Kansas City Chorale recording “Life and Breath: Choral Works by René Clausen” won two Grammy awards in 2013.
This year’s 2014 national tour of the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii spans 15 days and includes locations between Maui and Minneapolis.
Learn more at www.TheConcordiaChoir.org.
Below is a tentative listing of the pieces on the 2014 tour program:
Duo Seraphim; Francesco Guerrero
Psalm 2; Felix Mendelssohn
Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf; J. S. Bach
The Lord is the Everlasting God; Kenneth Jennings
Agnus Dei (from Mass for Double Choir); René Clausen
Freedom Come; Ben Allaway
MLK; arr. Bob Chilcott
Aurora; Hans Zimmer
When David Heard; Eric Whitacre
Light of a Clear Blue Morning
Folk songs from Hawaii
My Song in the Night; Paul J. Christiansen
Prayers of Steel; Paul J. Christiansen
Calling My Children Home; arr. Joseph Jennings
My God Is A Rock; arr. Shaw-Parker
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho; arr. Edwin Fissinger
Beautiful Savior; arr. F. Melius Christiansen