2019-2020 Concert Season
All Saints: Mozart Requiem
Four incredible international soloists—all familiar to Twin Cities audiences—and a full orchestra join the National Lutheran Choir for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s timeless and colossal Requiem. Presented in the context of our annual All Saints program, the 12 movements of the Requiem Mass lend a unique setting to the reading of names in remembrance of the faithful departed. Don’t miss this powerful opening to the season!
Join us for a Pre-Concert Lecture one hour prior to each performance. Presenter, Arthur Halbardier, will share the history of Mozart’s Requiem and the mystery and deception that has lived alongside Mozart’s final composition for 200 years.
Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 - 7:30pm - Wayzata Community Church, Wayzata
Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 - 4pm - St. Andrew’s Lutheran church
Christmas Festival: Gloria
This cherished annual event creates a holy experience for audiences and memories that last a lifetime. Families, groups of friends, and those seeking contemplation and beauty during the darkest days of the year will find light, love, and the reverence for the birth of the Christ-child at the National Lutheran Choir Christmas Festival. This year, the story of the Angel’s song “Gloria!” is brought to life through an array of poetry, communal singing, and exquisite choral music in the unsurpassed beauty of the Basilica of Saint Mary. All are welcome!
A newly-added 1:30 performance on Saturday the 14th makes it even easier to include the National Lutheran Choir Christmas Festival in your family's worship tradition at Christmas.
Friday, December 13th, 2019 - 4:30pm & 8pm
Saturday, December 14th, 2019 - 1:30pm & 8pm
All performances at The Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis
Winter Concert: So Much to Sing About
We sing because there is so much to sing about, and singing is the deepest way to embody the sacred story we share. We sing hymns of praise, psalms of unity and adoration, laments of sorrow, refrains of joy, and more. Join the National Lutheran Choir for a varied program of music ranging from Felix Mendelssohn’s Psalm 100 (Jauchzet dem Herrn) to brand new music by NYC’s Kenneth Dake, an arrangement of “Sweet Hour of Prayer”. All will be invited to join in the singing of hymns – one of the great treasures of the church.
Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 4:00 PM - St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran church, Plymouth
Spring Concert: All Times, All Places
Guest Conductor Dr. Brad Holmes (Millikin University, IL) steps to the podium in this eclectic program that finds the National Lutheran Choir embodying the spirit and sound of choirs and singers around the world. Throughout the ages, music has risen from every continent in forms as vast and varied as the cultures of the globe. Our program journeys around the world and across time exploring sounds and sonorities as diverse as the peoples who created them. Known for his work with tonal variation, guest conductor Brad Holmes introduces a wide range of styles and extended vocal techniques in a concert of praise to the One who created it all.
Friday, May 1, 2020 - 7PM - Normandale Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 7:30pm - Trinity Lutheran Church, Stillwater
Hymn Festival: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
Sunday, January 26th, 2020 - 4pm
Choral TuneUp with Dr. Michael Culloton
Saturday, February 1st – 8:30am-Noon
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Bloomington
Sunday, April 19th – 4:30pm
DoubleTree by Hilton, Bloomington
Southeastern US Tour
February 20 - 23, 2020
Hickory, North Carolina
Thursday, February 20 – 7:30pm
Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral
Raleigh, North Carolina
Friday, February 21 – 7:30pm
Christ Lutheran | Christ Providence
Charlotte, North Carolina
Saturday, February 22 – 7pm
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
Sunday, February 23 – 4pm