Waldorf Choir to perform with Iowa State Singers in joint choral concert

Waldorf College
2/13/2014
 
FOREST CITY, IA – Over 100 college students will come together based on a single common interest: Singing. Waldorf Choir will be performing in a joint concert, free to the public, with the Iowa State Singers Thursday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church.
 
“This concert will be a wonderful chance to for both Waldorf and ISU students to unite in their common love of singing.  Our students will get the chance to hear and perform with a larger ensemble.” Dr. Adam Luebke, Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music, said.
 
The 33 members of the Waldorf Choir and 72 members of the Iowa State Singers will be performing music from a variety of styles and eras, including a setting of the Shakespeare text “Blow, Blow thou Winter Wind” by the living American composer Matthew Harris and Rene Clausen’s piece, “Prayer” a setting of words by Mother Teresa.
 
Dr. James Rodde, a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, directs the Iowa State Singers. Under his direction, the group has toured internationally to the Baltic States and Scandinavia, China, and Korea. The Waldorf Choir has also toured internationally, performing in the British Isles in 2012.
 
Dr. Luebke believes bringing the Waldorf Choir and the Iowa State Singers together will not only benefit the audience members who experience the music, but will enhance student learning. “It is exciting and enriching for us to hear another choir because we can hear how different singers and conductors share their spirit and emotions through music,” he said.