The Sanctuary Series at Christ Church offers a variety of musical experiences each year as a gift to the community. At each event, hundreds gather to worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness through the healing power of music. Sanctuary also remains committed to serving others in the name of Christ as 50% of each offering provides support for needs in our community and throughout the world. It is our prayer that your participation in this series will be a spiritual and musical blessing.
Sunday, February 28, 7 pm
The Concordia Choir of Moorhead, Minnesota, continues to affirm its reputation as one of America’s finest a cappella choirs. Since 1920, the 72-voice choir has performed in nearly every major hall including Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center as well as numerous international tours.
A February 2010 performance and recording session with the Grammy Award-winning King’s Singers and multiple performances on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion radio show highlight the Choir’s world-class quality. In May 2011 the Choir toured South Korea and performed with Dr. Hak Won Yoon’s Incheon City Chorale.
The Concordia Choir is featured in the Emmy-winning Concordia Christmas Concerts, which are nationally broadcast on public television. The choir’s recordings are distributed internationally and through iTunes, making it one of the top-selling choirs in the country.
Dr. René Clausen is the third conductor in the choir’s illustrious history, assuming the role in 1986. As a composer he has written more than 120 commissioned works. The Kansas City Chorale recording Life and Breath: Choral Works by René Clausen won two Grammy awards in 2013.
This year’s 2016 national tour of the East Coast spans 15 days and includes locations between New York and St. Paul.