Luther College to host Dorian Choral Retreat ‘Livssang’

Posted: June 14, 2019

DECORAH, Iowa—Luther College will host the second annual Dorian Choral Retreat for adults from June 28 through June 30, 2019. The public is invited to attend ‘Livssang’, the culminating event of the weekend, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. ‘Livssang’ will include a performance of the choral repertoire learned during the retreat, sharing of personal stories and a hymn sing led by Pastor Mike Blair, there is no charge for admission.

Designed for Luther alumni, music educators and all who love singing, the choral retreat is meant to be a musical escape. It’s an opportunity to take a break from everyday life, sing alongside music enthusiasts and a time to explore Decorah and all Luther College has to offer.

Weekend highlights include a keynote speech by Bret Amundson titled “Transformational Choral Singing” which will show how the arts – singing in particular – can enliven social justice efforts. Other events include breakout sessions by Luther alumnus Tanya Kruse Ruck, campus pastor Mike Blair and choral faculty Mark Potvin and Jill Wilson. Rehearsals of choral repertoire will be led by Andrew Last, director of choral activities.

The Dorian Choral Retreat is available to anyone at least 19 years of age. Costs are dependent on housing preference. You may choose to stay in the Luther College residence halls, or you may find your own housing option off campus. Specific rates can be found here.

Registration for the retreat is available at https://tinyurl.com/choralretreat, enrollments will be accepted through June 21.

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