2018-2019 Concert Season
"Live Into the Mystery"
All Saints: Dark Night of the Soul
Mystery and deep spiritual connection with loved ones spark a time of remembrance as the National Lutheran Choir reignites our signature choral service at All Saints. The fervent emotion of Ola Gjeilo’s Dark Night of the Soul, a tour-de-force for string quartet, piano and choir, invites us into the mystery of God's grace. Central to the All Saints service is the recitation of memorial names. Come share the name of your loved one with our community for a deeply moving remembrance of those who are no longer with us.
Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:30 PM - Plymouth
Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 4:00 PM - Mahtomedi -- live stream this program
Christmas Festival: Mysterious Birth
This cherished annual event creates a holy experience for audiences in the awe-inspiring Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis. The National Lutheran Choir’s Christmas Festival sings the story of Christ’s mysterious birth through an array of poetry, exquisite choral music, and carols sung by all. Removing the listener from time and space, Mysterious Birth paints a tapestry of sound, worship, and joy that allows for the true meaning of Christmas to take center stage.
Friday, December 7, 2018 at 4:30 PM - Minneapolis
Friday, December 7, 2018 at 8:00 PM - Minneapolis -- live stream this program
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 8:00 PM - Minneapolis
Winter Concert Recording: Carols We Love to Sing
Carry on the Christmastime cheer and join the National Lutheran Choir’s live concert recording of Carols We Love To Sing, the third volume of the popular Hymns We Love to Sing series available online at our shop. Audience members will have the opportunity to sing along with the choir, and also listen to the choir perform special arrangements of Christmas carols.
Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 4:00 PM - Bloomington
Spring Concert: Light and Dark
So often a shroud of darkness forms around those living under an iron fist, but music is the light that flickers, maintains, and grows despite the circumstances. Light and Dark explores the music of Equatorial regions and the dark north of Europe. Influenced by each culture’s unique climate– where cold night breeds mystery and the warm sun imbues a particular colorfulness– music fills the role of storytelling in a unique and fascinating way.