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Music, Gettysburg!
Presents Concordia College Choir Feb 23

(2/8) Music, Gettysburg! brings a rare treat for Eastern audiences, presenting the Concordia College Choir from Moorhead, Minn., in the finely tuned acoustics of the Gettysburg Seminary chapel, in a choral concert Wednesday, February 23rd, at 7:30 p.m.

With this choral event, "Music, Gettysburg! will be hosting one of the nation’s finest touring choirs," said Mark Oldenburg, Chair of the music series. The chapel, located at 147 Seminary Ridge in Gettysburg, hosts the concert series, which is free and open to the public. A free will offering will be received during the concert.

The concert is part of the choir’s 2011 tour which includes performances in Washington D.C.; New Haven, Conn.; New York; Doylestown, Gettysburg and Allentown, Pa.; Akron, Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio; London, Ky.; Indianapolis; Jacksonville, Ill., Madison, Wis.; and Fergus Falls, Maple Grove and Montevideo, Minn.

World-renowned composer and conductor Dr. René Clausen conducts the 72-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 composed more than 100 commissioned compositions for famed performances including "Memorial," in memory of the 9/11 tragedy, for the American Choral Directors Association.

Last year The Concordia Choir performed and recorded with the GRAMMY Award-winning King’s Singers during their residency on Concordia’s campus. The national tour program ranges from J.S. Bach to Ennio Morricone and includes spirituals and hymns, a new multi-media Clausen arrangement, an evocative set titled Dreams and Imagination and the Korean piece Me-Na-Ri by contemporary female Korean composer Hyo-Won Woo prepared for the choir’s upcoming tour of South Korea.

Touring nationally and internationally, 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.

Concordia College is a four-year liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America offering 78 majors, including 18 honors majors, and 12 pre-professional programs.

Music, Gettysburg! is a free concert series featuring international, regional and local musical artists supported by both the Lutheran seminary and the wider Gettysburg community. For more information about this and other concerts in the Music, Gettysburg! schedule, please call 717-338-3000 ext 2197 or visit our web site:

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