The Reformation Continues

With a Voice of Singing

In celebration of dear friends and musical influences, Magnum Chorum offers an evocative program of treasured choral works including Jennings’ jubilant With a Voice of SingingBe Thou a Smooth Way by Johnson, Dickau’s inspired O Nata LuxSpirit of Life by Aspaas, and the deeply reassuring Hope and Quietly Wait by Rudoi, reminding us that nothing can separate us from the love of God. Our centerpiece, Mass for Double Choir, was written in 1926 by Frank Martin, who denied its performance until 1963, feeling it too personal. Alternatively spare, lush, ecstatic and serene, Martin’s Mass is a deeply moving choral masterpiece with soaring melodies and visions of eternity.

Magnum Chorum will perform at Gloria Dei on Sunday, November 5th at 3:00 p.m.  The guest conductor for this concert will be Sigrid Johnson, recently retired from conducting and teaching at St. Olaf College.  This excellent choir, made up of 70 voices, is deeply rooted in the Lutheran college choir tradition. Tim Strand, Gloria Dei’s Music Director serves as the accompanist for Magnum Chorum.  Tickets are sold at the door or may be purchased by calling 800-838-3006 or online.

Movie, Coffee, and Conversation – Rick Steves’ “Luther and the Reformation” Viewing begins Sunday, November 5

We invite all parents of Sunday school children to join Kate and Lucas Giambelluca, in the Youth Room this Sunday, November 5, 9:40 – 10:20, during the Education hour. We will watch Part 1 (20 minutes) of the fascinating movie Luther and the Reformation by Rick Steves. This segment focuses on the social, economic, and political context of Martin Luther’s early years. Enjoy coffee and cookies while we discuss the segment.  Parts 2 and 3 will be shown on the following two Sundays, November 12 and 19. We look forward to meeting new people and talking about new ideas!