The Concordia Choir of Minnesota Performs in Pompano Beach
- The Concordia Choir of Moorhead, Minnesota will be performing in First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Presented by The Spire Concert Series. It is recommended to arrive early for desirable seating.
The 75-voice 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.
One highlight of the 2015 National Tour concert program includes the stunning work Curse Upon Iron by Veljo Tormis. Sung in Estonian, this intriguing piece combines folk melodies and contemporary choral techniques to connect the ancient past with the present as it warns of the dangers of war.
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.
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.
Michael Smith, senior lecturer and conductor at Concordia from 2006-2012, has returned to campus as guest conductor of The Concordia Choir during René Clausen’s creative leave.
Smith received a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Olaf College, Master of Arts in music degree from the University of Northern Colorado, and did doctoral work in Music Education from the University of Minnesota. For twenty-five years Smith was choral director at Brainerd High School where his choirs maintained a tradition of excellence performing for state and regional MENC and ACDA conventions.
In 1989, Smith was named Brainerd Teacher of the Year, and was one of nine finalists for Minnesota Teacher of the Year. In 2005, the National Federation of State High School Associations named him Outstanding Music Educator of the Year.
This year’s 2015 national tour of the Southeast spans 15 days and includes locations between Pompano Beach, Florida and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Learn more at http://www.TheConcordiaChoir.org
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