SangerfestLocation: Luther College, Decorah, Iowa 52101
Event Date: Thu, May 31, 2018
Contact Person: 563-387-2000
The Sangerfest is held every two years and this year will be in Decorah.
At Sangerfest, 200-250 singers come to participate, as will a choir from Norway. The event will be from May 31-June 2 and will end with a concert on Saturday, June 2.
1:30 PM - Sangerfest 2018 Opening & Mass Chorus Rehearsal Center for Faith & Life (CFL) Main Hall
3:15 PM - Individual Chorus Rehearsals CFL & Jenson-Noble Hall of Music
6:15 PM - Memorial Service CFL Main Hall
7:00 PM - Parade of Choruses & Awards (Award Pictures—West Corridor) CFL Main Hall
9:00 PM - Thursday Afterglow (Plated Meal & Cash Bar) DC Union-Cafeteria
The Luren Singers celebrate their 150th anniversary this year! They sing at weddings, funerals, and retirement parties; however, they mainly travel to churches across the Midwest. Under the direction of Dr. David Judisch, the group sings many hymns and a large variety of Norwegian songs. The Luren Choir began with four Norwegian-Americans in 1867 who commemorated their heritage by singing songs from Norway. They named themselves the “Luren Quartet” as the Lur, a Norwegian instrument, was the focal point of their musical sound.
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