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Voices Raised in Joy and Renewal

Tour 2012 . Concert Program | | 800.292.1903

Waldorf College President Bob Alsop Welcome to this performance by the Waldorf College Choir! We are delighted to have you in our audience, and hope you find today’s concert to be uplifting and inspirational. Choral music has a long and illustrious history at Waldorf. The Waldorf Choir was founded in 1916, making it the second oldest collegiate a cappella choir in the nation. Since then the choir has been an effective ambassador for the College, traveling throughout the country and internationally, while sharing the message of our faith and the joy of music. Waldorf College is dedicated to the fine arts. At Waldorf students can major in music or theatre arts, pursuing courses of study in arts management, playwriting, piano, acting, musical theatre, church music and more. But participation in the Waldorf College Choir is not limited to those majoring in the fine arts. All Waldorf students are welcomed to audition for the choir. As a liberal arts college we believe this inclusivity is as an essential element of our mission to “educate the whole person.� We are justifiably proud of our excellent ensembles, which include the Waldorf Choir, Warrior Drum Line, Wind Symphony, Sangkor, Schola Cantorum and Jazz Band. And we were delighted to welcome a new chapter of the international music fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon to our campus in 2011. Our choir exemplifies what Waldorf College is all about: different voices coming together, each one unique, into a beautiful and harmonious whole. We are more the same than we are different. We are a community. And together we can make a joyful noise. Sincerely,

Music at Waldorf College

The Waldorf College Department of Music offers the Bachelor of Science degree in music education and the Bachelor of Arts degree in music, with the following concentrations: Vocal Performance, Instrumental Performance, Piano or Organ Performance, Church Music, and Arts Management. The college was recently named an All-Steinway School, and the music faculty are all active performers and scholars. The music program at Waldorf is open to nonmajors as well as majors with nearly forty percent of the student body participating in the various choral and instrumental groups. Students can choose from the Waldorf Choir, the Sangkor women’s choir, the Schola Cantorum chamber choir, the Waldorf Wind Symphony, Drumline, Pep Band, and Jazz Band. In addition, the music department offers regular student recitals, frequently hosts guest clinicians and master classes, and presents the Waldorf Community Artist Series bringing internationally renowned performers to campus. Graduates of Waldorf’s music program can be found in music classrooms across Iowa and the Midwest, in graduate music programs, in the United States Marine Band, and as professional performers and administrators. Waldorf College maintains a generous scholarship program for music students. Music scholarships are awarded to both music and non-music majors.

Waldorf Lutheran College Foundation Choir Scholarship

In 2011, the Waldorf Lutheran College Foundation initiated The Waldorf Choir Scholarship to help sustain the choral legacy of Waldorf College. This scholarship is separate from the music, academic, or athletic scholarships students may receive from the school and adds important assistance for students to experience the deep traditions, excellent music making, and character building found in the Waldorf Choir. The dear alums and friends of the choir have helped make this one of the most successful scholarship ventures of the Foundation. If you would like to consider a contribution of any size, please contact Rita Gilbertson at 641-585-8140 or Nancy Olson at 641-585-8147 in the Foundation office.

Student Profile Q: How did you end up at Waldorf? A: Of all the colleges I looked into, Waldorf felt like home. I know some people that have gone here or are attending and I thought it was the best fit for me. Q: What are your post-graduation plans? A: After college I hope to be working with Minnesota Vision Therapy, an organization that helps children and adults to get their brain/eye coordination corrected. Q: What do you appreciate most about the Waldorf College experience? A: Waldorf College is like a big family – you get to know nearly everybody on campus. It’s fun to be a part of such a small college that just feels like home. Q: What do you think is unique about the Waldorf Choir experience? A: EVERYONE!! We all are so different and come from all over! It’s fun to get to know a lot of different people from so many different places. Choir is like a big family all doing something that we LOVE to do! It’s nice to be able to feel like you belong. Singing and making music – it’s an amazing part of my life.

CassieJo Ruud ’15 • Hayfield, MN

Program Notes Tonight’s program explores the depths of renewal - renewal of hope, renewal of soul, renewal of home, and renewal of life. As individuals, as a choir, and as a college we find ourselves continually engaged in renewal. Each day when we gather to sing this music serves as a compass leading us to a centered place. The program opens with an evolution out of our darkest hours through an expression of hope. Paul Manz wrote the anthem E’en So Lord Jesus Quickly Come when his infant child was gravely ill. The piece reminds us of the promise of comfort: that we will never be left alone. The responsory O Vos Omnes, by the 16th century Spanish composer Tomás Luís de Victoria, takes its place in the Roman Catholic liturgy for matins on Holy Saturday. This setting of Jeremiah’s pleas embodies the anguish of all humankind as we seek acknowledgement - any acknowledgement of our sorrows. Solace and hope are found in the Lamb of God, the one who redeems us, and also in the glorious strains of “Alleluia” in William Byrd’s anthem I Will not Leave you Comfortless. In part two of the program we seek inspiration for our soul and spirit. Waldorf College’s composer-in-residence, Nancy Farndale, has adapted the Medieval plainchant Veni Creator Spiritus to provide a simple petition to the Holy Spirit, the source of our creative and intellectual selves. The German Baroque composer Georg Philip Telemann’s settings of Mary’s song of praise, the Magnificat, and Psalm 117, Praise the

Lord all ye nations, lift up our soul and spirit in adoration and praise of the Lord. Finally, the “Gloria” from twentieth century composer Daniel Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata, slowly builds from a piano dynamic to a full forte exultation of “Glory to God in the Highest!” Minneapolis composer Stephen Paulus begins the exploration for our true home with the question: “Tell me where is the road, I can call my own?” The Indian song Balleilakka lifts up one’s homeland. The song laments that traditional Indian culture is being subsumed and hopes that the trees, farmland, and simple joys of Tamil Nadu will never be forgotten. Morten Lauridsen’s lush setting of James Agee’s poem Sure on this Shining Night evokes the sadness and beauty of wandering alone. After all journeys in life, after death perhaps, we can find our “hearts all whole.” The program closes with the renewal of life. The traditional Scottish folk song, Loch Lomond, speaks of a living and a dead soldier returning home after capture in the Jacobite rebellion in 1746. The living soldier returns o’er the “high road” while the spirit of the dead takes the faster, surer route - the “low road.” In Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal, an American folk hymn, the angels repeatedly call us to cross to the other shore of the river to a life in the land of the blest. Goin Up to Glory is an African-American spiritual that sings with joy of a better life, free from the literal, and figurative, shackles of earth.

Concert Program I E’en So Lord Jesus, Quickly Come Peace be to you, and grace from Him, Who freed us from our sins. Who loved us all and shed his blood, That we might saved be.

Rejoice in heaven, all ye that dwell therein. Rejoice on earth, all ye below. For Christ is coming soon.

Paul Manz (1919-2009)

E’en so Lord Jesus, quickly come, And night shall be no more. They need no light, nor lamp, nor sun, For Christ will be their all.

Sing Holy, Holy to our Lord, The Lord Almighty God. Who was and is, and is to come, Sing Holy, Holy, Lord.

O vos omnes fr. Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae

Tomás Luís de Victoria (1548-1611) O all you who pass along this way, behold and see if there is any sorrow like unto my sorrow.

O vos omnes qui transitis per viam, attendite, et videte, si est dolor, sicut dolor meus.

Lamb of God

O Lamm Gottes unschuldig, German Chorale, 1540 arr. F. Melius Christiansen

Lamb of God most holy! Who on the cross didst suffer, patient still and lowly, thyself to scorn didst offer.

Our sins by thee were taken, Or hope had us forsaken: Have mercy on us, O Jesu!

I will not leave you comfortless

William Byrd (1540-1623)

I will not leave you comfortless. I go and come again to you. And your heart shall rejoice. Alleluia.

II Come, Holy Spirit, Our Souls Inspire Come, Holy Spirit, our souls inspire, And lighten with celestial fire: Thou the anointing Spirit art, Who dost Thy sev’nfold gifts impart.

Thy blessed unction from above, Is comfort, life, and fire of love; Enable with perpetual light The dullness of our blinded sight.

Veni, creator spiritus, Mode VIII arr. Nancy Farndale Teach us to know the Father, Son, And Thee of both, to be but One; That through ages all along This may be our endless song: Praise to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

II (continued) Meine Seele erhebt

Georg Philip Telemann (1681-1767) My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my savior.

Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn, und mein Geist freuet sich Gottes meines Heilandes.

Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden

Georg Philip Telemann

Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, Preiset ihn, alle Völker!

Praise to the Lord, all you nations, Praise Him, all you people!

Und seine Gnade und Wahrheit waltet über uns in Ewigkeit, Halleluja!

For his grace and truth reign over us forevermore. Alleluia!

Gloria in excelsis Deo fr. Christmas Cantata

Daniel Pinkham (1923-2006)

Gloria in excelsis Deo et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis.

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace to people of goodwill.

Jubilate Deo omnis terra servite Domnium in laetitia.

Sing joyfully to God, all the earth; serve the Lord with gladness.

Introite in conspectus ejus in exultatione.

Enter into his presence with great joy.

Scitote quoniam Dominus ipse est Deus; ipse fecit nos, et non ipsi nos.

Know that the Lord alone is God; he has made us and not we ourselves.


III The Road Home Tell me, where is the road I can call my own, That I left, that I lost So long ago? All these years I have wandered, Oh when will I know There’s a way, there’s a road That will lead me home?

Stephen Paulus (b. 1949) After wind, after rain, When the dark is done, As I wake from a dream In the gold of day, Through the air there’s a calling From far away, There’s a voice I can hear That will lead me home.

Rise up, follow me, Come away, is the call, With the love in your heart As the only song; There is no such beauty As where you belong; Rise up, follow me, I will lead you home.

Janelle Flatebo, Student Conductor

– Michael Dennis Browne (b. 1940)


A. R. Rahman (b. 1966) Is he the sun or the moon? Who is he? Tell us now!

Sooriyano, Chandhirano? Yaarivano? Sattunnu Sollu. Sera Paandiya Sooranum Ivano, Sollu Sollu, Satunnu Sollu.

Is he the valorous Cheran or Pandiyan king? Tell me, tell me, tell me right now!

Paaradi, Paaradi, Yaaradi Ivano? Paaigira Siruthayin Kaaladi Ivano?

Look at him, look at him, who is he? Is he the legs of the pouncing leopard?

Kooradi, Kooradi, Yaaradi Ivano? Kettathai Pattena Suttidum Sivano?

Tell me, tell me, who is he? Is he the Sivan who scorches the wrong in an instant?

Aey Balleilakka Balleilakka, Salethukka Maduraikka Madreasukka, Thiruchikka, Thiruthanikkaa.

Aey Balleilakka Balleilakka, Salethukka Maduraikka Madreasukka, Thiruchikka, Thiruthanikkaa.

Aey Balleilakka Balleilakka, Ottu Motha Makkalukka, Anna Vandhaa, Tamil Nadu America!

For all the people from all these places, if the respectful Annan comes, Tamil Nadu will become America itself.

Kaaviri Aarum Kai Kuthal Arisiyum Maranthu Poguma?

Can we ever forget the river Cauvery and the hand-pounded rice?

Oh Thaavani Pengalum Thoothu Vidum Kangalum Tholainthu Pogumaa…?

Will the girls in the traditional dhaavani and the eyes that transmit hundreds of messages ever be lost?

Namma Kalathu Medu, Kamma Karai Karisa Kaadu Semman Alli Thelikkum Roadu.

Our ploughing fields and the woods on the side of the creek, and the rustic roads that shower red mud.

Aey, Sadugudu Aadiya Marathadi, Padu Padu Paduvenu Porthiya Pulveli.

The tree around which we played sadugudu, the lush green of the grasslands that look as if the earth has been blanketed,

Thoda Thoda Thoda Thoda Udaikira Pani Thuli, Suda Suda Suda Suda Kidaikkira Idli,

The dew drop that breaks as you slightly touch it, the idli which is served hot, really hot.

Thada Thada Thada Thadavena Athirikira Rayiladi, Kada Kada Kadavena Kadakkira Kaviri,

The railroads that shudder with the passing train, the river Cauvery which flows quickly, very quickly.

Viru Viru Viruvena Madikkira Vetrilai, Muru Muru Murnuven Murukkiya Meesaikal…

The real fresh crisp betel leaves that are folded with vigor, the moustache that is curled with vivacity…

Manathil Irukkuthu Mei Mei Mei…

These are all in my heart truly, truly, truly…

Sure on this Shining Night Sure on this shining night Of star-made shadows round, Kindness must watch for me this side the ground. The late year lies down the north, All is healed, all is health.

Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943) High summer holds the earth. Hearts all whole. Sure on this shining night I weep for wonder Wandr’ing far alone Of shadows on the stars.

– James Agee (1909-1955)

IV Loch Lomond

Traditional Scottish arr. Jonathon Quick

By yon bonnie banks an’ by yon bonnie braes, Where the sun shines bright on Loch Lomond, Where me and me true love were ever wont to gae On the bonnie, bonnie banks o’ Loch Lomond.

‘Twas there that we parted in yon shady glen, On the steep, steep side of Ben Lomond. Where deep in purple hue the Highland hills we view, An’ the moon comin’ out in the gloamin’.

O ye’ll tak’ the high road and I’ll tak’ the low road, An’ I’ll be in Scotland afore ye; But me and me true love will never meet again On the bonnie, bonnie banks o’ Loch Lomond.

The wee birdies sing and the wild flow’rs spring, And in sunshine the waters are sleepin’; But the broken heart it kens nae second spring again, An’ the worl’ knows not how we are grievin’.

Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal

Traditional American Folk Hymn arr. Alice Parker

Hark, I hear the harps eternal Ringing on the farther shore, As I near those swollen waters, With their deep and solemn roar.

And my soul though stained with sorrow, Fading as the light of day, Passes swiftly o’er those waters To that city far away.

Hallelujah, praise the Lamb. Hallelujah, Glory to the Great I Am!

Souls have crossed before us saintly To that land of perfect rest. And I hear them singing faintly In the mansion of the blest.

Goin’ Up to Glory

Traditional Field Holler/Work Song arr. André J. Thomas

Sun-up to sun-down, pickin’ that cotton, Sun-up to sun-down, worked for the master, Sun-up to sun-down, chains and shackles, No more auction block for me!

Saints and sinners, will you go See that heavenly land? I’m goin’ up to heaven to see my robe See that heavenly land!

Goin’ up to glory Goin’ up to meet my Lord I’m goin’ up to glory Goin’ up to meet my Lord

Brighter than the sun! Meet my Lord!

Optional Selections God’s Son Has Made Me Free

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) arr. Oscar Overby

Beautiful Savior

Silesian Folk Tune arr. F. Melius Christiansen

2012 Waldorf College Choir Tour Saturday, March 10, 7:30pm Immanuel Lutheran Church Story City, Iowa Sunday, March 11, 10am Worship Service Central Christian Church Des Moines, Iowa Sunday, March 11, 7:30pm St. Michael Lutheran Church Omaha, Nebraska Monday, March 12, 7:00pm Grace Lutheran Church Lincoln, Nebraska

Tuesday, March 13, 7:30pm Morningside Lutheran Church Sioux City, Iowa

Sunday, March 18, 10am Mass Cathedral of St. Paul St. Paul, Minnesota

Wednesday, March 14, 7:00pm Lenten Worship Service Trinity Lutheran Church Hayfield, Minnesota

Sunday March 18, 4pm Immanuel Lutheran Church Forest City, Iowa

Thursday, March 15, 7:30pm Concordia Lutheran Church Duluth, Minnesota Friday, March 16, 7:30pm First Lutheran Church Columbia Heights, MN

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Student Profile Q: How did you end up at Waldorf? A: When I came to an open house at the college, I fell in love with the campus, the atmosphere, and the people. I don’t think I could have found a better fit for school. Q: What are your post-graduation plans? A: My post-graduation plans are to attend graduate school for choral/vocal music education or choral conducting. Q: What do you appreciate most about the Waldorf College experience? A: I like that Waldorf is such a tight-knit community. It gives you the ability to get to know the people around you well, and you’re not just a number or a face in the crowd. Q: What do you think is unique about the Waldorf Choir experience? A: The Waldorf Choir is unlike any other choir I’ve ever been in. I’ve been exposed to a great variety of music, which makes me even more enthusiastic about going into a career in choral conducting. And getting to go on tours to various parts of the country is a wonderful opportunity to reach out to others through music.

Brittany Banks ’13 • Sioux City, Iowa

2012 Waldorf Choir The Waldorf Choir enjoys

a storied heritage as one of the pioneers of the Lutheran choral tradition. Founded in 1916 by Oscar Lyders, the choir’s reputation grew most notably under the long tenure of Odvin Hagen. Dr. Adam Luebke, who was named director of choral activities at Waldorf College in 2011, currently conducts the choir. Throughout its history, the choir has long maintained the standard of excellence of the Lutheran choral movement. The choir’s repertoire is rooted in the a cappella choral tradition, embracing motets from the Renaissance and Baroque, honoring the Lutheran choral tradition, and has expanded to embrace contemporary composers and diversity of all styles. The choir has toured extensively throughout the United States and abroad and has performed in Lincoln Center in New York City, and at state and national conventions of the American Choral Director’s Association. This tour will take the choir through Iowa, Nebraska, and Minnesota culminating in a performance at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul Minnesota. The choir’s mission is to share the spirit and passion of musical expression. The choir seeks to preserve its heritage and find new avenues to connect with audiences. United in a common spirit, its members strive to lift the hearts of listeners through the communicative power of choral music.

Dr. Adam Luebke, conductor Nancy Farndale, accompanist Alicia Danielson, manager Chris Ward, manager Soprano

Karly Ankarlo, Duluth, MN (business) Brittany Banks, Sioux City, IA (voice performance) Janelle Flatebo, Garner, IA (music education) Sara Harper, Cambridge, IA (humanities) Kelsey Munson, Albert Lea, MN (special education)


Cassidy Atchison, Parker, TX (theater education) Katherine Frush, Jesup, IA (communications) Lizzie McKenzie, Boone, IA (wellness) CassieJo Ruud, Hayfield, MN (special education) Candice Steenhard, Clarion, IA (trumpet performance) Kaylin Tlam, Dunnell, MN (creative writing)


Jonathan Aguilar, Britt, IA (communications) William Eilts, Ireton, IA (music education) Justin Mattingly, Forest City, IA (communications) Victor Schultz, Algona, IA (management information systems)


Eric Bertelsen, Forest City, IA (communications) Joshua Boone, Norfolk, NE (music education) Braden Falline, Everly, IA (history) Zachariah Petersburg, Ventura, IA (music education) Jaye Upah, Brooklyn, IA (music education) Choir Council President – Janelle Flatebo Vice-President – Jonathan Aguilar Secretary – Brittany Banks Chaplain – Braden Falline

Adam Luebke, Ph. D is an Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Waldorf College where he conducts the Waldorf Choir, the Schola Cantorum, and teaches choral methods, choral literature, and conducting. Formerly, he served as Director of Choral Activities at Northland College. Dr. Luebke grew up in the Philadelphia area, where he received his earliest musical training as a boy chorister with the American Boychoir of Princeton, NJ, performing nationally and internationally. He earned a Bachelors of Music degree from St. Olaf College, a Masters of Music in Choral Conducting from Westminster Choir College, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Choral Conducting from Florida State University. He has taught choral music at the high school level, led numerous community choirs, and served as a church musician in Adam Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Florida, Wisconsin, and Iowa.

Luebke, Ph.D.

A scholar of Renaissance choral music, Dr. Luebke has performed with the early music ensembles Fuma Sacra and the Choral Scholars and has written articles for The Choral Journal and The Choral Scholar. He has been a guest conductor for the Wisconsin ACDA Singing in Wisconsin Honor Choir and regularly serves as a clinician and adjudicator. Nancy Farndale studied at Iowa State University and completed her Bachelor’s Degree at St. Olaf College. She has been active in the music department at Waldorf for over twenty years and became the full-time accompanist for the Waldorf Choir in 2000. In 2007 she was named composer-in-residence at the college. Additionally, she has served the campus ministry as chapel organist since 1992 and teaches studio organ and double reeds in the music department. Mrs. Farndale’s compositions are performed regularly by the Waldorf Choir and other campus ensembles, including at the annual Christmas at Waldorf concert. In 1997, she was invited to be a guest recitalist for the Organists of Iowa Recital Series at Iowa State University Music Hall to showcase her organ compositions. Mrs. Farndale has experience teaching music in international schools in Europe and has served for many years as a church musician. Mrs. Farndale lives in Forest City with her husband, Michael, who is a mathematics and physics professor at Waldorf.

Nancy Farndale

Student Profile

Q: How did you end up at Waldorf? A: What really brought me to Waldorf was the people. I remember visiting other schools where students and faculty offered me only passing glances, but at Waldorf I found the faculty to be personable and many of the students came up to me and are still good friends today. As a theatre student, it was also a plus that the day I visited was “awkward prop day.” It brought me a lot of laughs to sit at a lunch table with people as high energy as me singing with toasters and giant spoons. Q: What are your post-graduation plans? A: I plan to pursue a career in Graphic Design or a Masters Degree. Q: What do you appreciate most about the Waldorf College experience? A: This will always be the people. I don’t think I’ll ever forget the people I’ve met here at Waldorf. Nowhere else could I imagine a community where I not only know all of my professors’ names, but they also know my name and give me lessons that I can apply to life. Things you can’t find in textbooks. Q: What do you think is unique about the Waldorf Choir experience? A: The Waldorf Choir is and always will be a part of my family. I’d do just about anything for my fellow members. They are literally my best friends and I love each and every one.

Jonathon Aguilar ’13 Britt, Iowa | 800.292.1903

The Waldorf Choir Tour Program 2012  

The Waldorf Choir continues its touring tradition as they visiting several states in the Midwest. The Waldorf Choir is the second oldest a c...