We will be hosting a concert by the Northwestern College A cappella Choir on Saturday, March 2, at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. The choir will also perform during the 9 a.m. service on Sunday, March 3. Tour repertoire will feature sacred works such as “Sicut Cervus” by Renaissance composer Giovanni Palestrina and Richard Burchard’s powerful setting of the hymn “Creator Alme Siderum,” as well as a set of rousing and reflective spirituals. Other highlights include emotive choral works from Latvia, Taiwan and the United States, along with Alice Parker and Robert Shaw’s rendition of the Irish ballad “Johnny, I hardly knew ye.”
The 46-member ensemble is directed by Dr. Thomas Holm, professor of music. The choir has performed across the U.S. and made international tours to destinations such as Taiwan, Denmark and Sweden.
Northwestern is a Christian college of more than 1,700 students in Orange City, Iowa. Rated one of the nation’s best colleges by Money magazine, Northwestern provides an education committed to standout academics and a Christ-centered worldview.