Concordia offers new summer choir opportunity

Published 9:41 am Saturday, March 3, 2018

Concordia College, in Moorhead, Minnesota, is offering a new summer competitive choir.

The Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir (MASLC) is a 20-day summer choral camp experience open to all students in 10th-12th grade. Choir members are chosen by competitive auditions at various locations around the state and a choir of 45-60 voices is chosen. Members participate in eight days of rehearsal and spend the last 12 days of camp on tour around Minnesota. Part of each concert on the tour is a congregational hymn-sing in which the choir members sit among the congregation.

Dr. Michael Culloton, assistant professor of vocal music education, church music conductor, and conductor of the Chapel Choir, Kantorei and Cantabile at Concordia, is the MASLC’s new conductor.

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“I am very excited to take over the artistic leadership of this great organization, and we are thrilled to host these fine musicians on our campus every summer,” Culloton said in a press release. “MASLC has been a very important choir in the lives of many of my students over the years, and I am honored to carry on the legacy of Mark Aamot and Tom Rossin.”

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The Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir began in 1969 and has grown to include more than 1400 alumni.  Concordia became the new home of the MASLC in August.

The concept of the choir is to provide young people with a spiritually aesthetic experience, and the opportunity to grow in their faith and share that enthusiasm for church music with congregations on the tour.