At Luther, we have five choral ensembles that are open to students of all majors and singing experience. Whether singing is a career aspiration, something you love to do in your free time, or you've never sung in a choir before, there is a place for you.
Full ensemble rehearsals will begin the first week of September. Detailed rehearsal schedules will be available in the coming months.
First-year students have the ability to begin their choral career at Luther in either Aurora (soprano/alto) or Norskkor (tenor/bass), depending on their voice part. Auditions will be held in small groups on Sunday, August 28 and will include singing "My God How Wonderful Thou Art," from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship Book #863. Singers should plan to sing the melody of the first verse in a comfortable key and may be asked to sing in additional keys. Singers are asked to focus on presenting sound that showcases their best choral and solo voice.
First-year students should plan to attend in the following time blocks:
Aurora - Noble Recital Hall
3:00-4:00 pm - Sopranos Last Name A-M
4:00-5:00 pm - Sopranos Last Name N-Z
5:00-6:00 pm - Altos Last Name A-M
6:00-7:00 pm - Altos Last Name N-Z
Norskkor - Sundt Organ Room
3:00-4:00 pm - Tenors Last Name A-M
4:00-5:00 pm - Tenors Last Name N-Z
5:00-6:00 pm - Baritone/Bass Last Name A-M
6:00-7:00 pm - Baritone/Bass Last Name N-Z
Current students are eligible to audition for Nordic Choir, Collegiate Chorale, and/or Cathedral Choir in the spring. After their audition, students will hear back from one of the choral faculty as to which specific ensemble(s) they are recalled for and recalled materials will be sent at this time. The recall process includes singing a prepared hymn or choral piece, sight reading, and vocalization.
Recalls for these three ensembles take place:
Nordic Choir: Monday, August 29 and Tuesday, August 30
Collegiate Chorale: Monday, August 29-Wednesday, August 31
Cathedral Choir: Monday, August 29-Wednesday, August 31
Upon decision to transfer to Luther, transfer students with interest in singing in choir should contact Andrew Last to be considered for Nordic Choir, Collegiate Chorale, or Cathedral Choir in the spring. Auditions for Cathedral Choir and Collegiate Chorale occur at both the start of the Fall and Spring Semester, while auditions for Nordic Choir only occur at the start of the Fall Semester. All transfer students interested in choir should plan to sing for Dr. Last on the afternoon of Sunday, August 28.
Questions? Please contact Dr. Andrew Last, director of choral activities.