The Concordia Choir from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., will present a concert in Oklahoma City at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church, 1001 NW 25 St.. Tickets are $24 Adults; $10 Students (adult groups of 10 or more $12). Tickets are available at First Presbyterian Church, online at ConcordiaTickets.com, by calling (800) 838-3006 or at the door.
The concert is part of the choir’s 2013 tour which includes performances in Des Moines, Iowa; Kansas City, Mo.; Fort Smith, Ark.; Waco, Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Austin and Plano, Texas; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Topeka, Kan.; Lincoln, Neb.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Duluth, Virginia, Moorhead and Minneapolis, Minn.
World-renowned composer and conductor Dr. René Clausen conducts the 74-voice a cappella choir and is the artistic director of the Emmy® winning Concordia Christmas Concerts seen by audiences of 18,000 people each year and televised nationally through PBS (Public Broadcasting Service). Clausen has written more than 100 commissioned compositions for ensembles across the world including the St. Olaf Choir and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 national tragedy, he conducted his composition “MEMORIAL” in Lincoln Center, New York City – a piece originally commissioned by the American Choral Director’s Association.
Last year, The Concordia Choir released a recording with the GRAMMY Award-winning King’s Singers and has performed on multiple occasions with renowned ensembles throughout the world including the Incheon City Chorale during the choir’s 2011 tour of South Korea. This year’s national tour program ranges from J.S. Bach to Moses Hogan and includes Baroque selections, double choir harmonies, a set of Clausen’s own evocative pieces and traditional folk songs, hymns and spirituals of the Christiansen tradition.
Touring nationally and internationally since 1918, the choir has performed in nearly every major hall in the United States and continues to affirm its reputation as one of the Nation’s finest a cappella choirs. Paul J. Christiansen, son of F. Melius Christiansen, conducted the choir for 49 years and brought them to national and international prominence.
Concordia College is a four-year liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America offering more than 60 majors, including 18 honors majors and 12 pre-professional programs.
Where: First Presbyterian Church of Oklahoma City
Address: 1001 N.W. 25th