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The

Wartburg

2010 Tour

Choir

Dr. Lee Nelson, Conductor

Flood My Soul With Spirit and Life


2010 Choir Tour Friday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. St. John’s Lutheran Church 600 6th Ave. Des Moines, Iowa In collaboration with the Valley HS a cappella choir

Saturday, April 10, 5 p.m. Church Service First Lutheran Church 1000 Third Ave. S.E. Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Sunday, April 25, 8 a.m. Church Service Our Savior’s Lutheran Church 909 W. 33rd St. Sioux Falls, S.D.

Sunday, April 25, 6 p.m. Sheridan Lutheran Church 6955 Old Cheney Rd. Lincoln, Neb.

Monday, April 26, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 7 p.m.

First Lutheran Church 1000 Third Ave. S.E. Cedar Rapids, Iowa In collaboration with the Washington High School jazz ensemble

Sunday, April 11, 4 p.m.

Atonement Lutheran Church 9944 Metcalf Ave. Overland Park, Kan. In collaboration with the Shawnee Mission Northwest HS concert choir

Tuesday, April 27, 8 p.m.

Friday, April 23, 7:30 p.m.

Featuring Simon Estes and Denyce Graves, soloists Tulsa Performing Arts Center 110 E. Second St. Chapman Music Hall Tulsa, Okla. Tickets: www.myticketoffice.com

Trinity Lutheran Church 213 North Pennsylvania Ave. Mason City, Iowa In collaboration with the Mason City HS concert choir

Thursday, April 29, 7:30 p.m.

Wartburg College Chapel 100 Wartburg Blvd. Waverly, Iowa

All proceeds will benefit the Simon Estes Educational Foundation, Inc.

Saturday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 327 Woods Mill Rd. Manchester, Mo.

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church 909 W. 33rd St. Sioux Falls, S.D.

Friday, April 30, 7:30 p.m. St. John’s Lutheran Church 2477 West Washington St. Springfield, Ill.

The audience is kindly requested to refrain from applause until the completion of the program. This concert is being recorded. Please deactivate all cell phones, pagers and watches. No flash photography or recordings are permitted.


Flood My Soul With Spirit and Life Let Everything that has Breath … A Mighty Fortress is Our God

Martin Luther (1483-1546), arr. W.B. Olds

A mighty fortress is our God, A bulwark never failing; our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing. For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe; His craft and power are great; and armed with cruel hate, on Earth is not his equal. Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing; Were not the right man on our side, the man of God’s own choosing. Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He, Lord Sabaoth His name, from age to age the same, and He must win the battle. A mighty fortress is our God!

Ich bin die Auferstehung und das Leben

Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)

Sung in German Ich bin die Auferstehung und das Leben.  I am the resurrection and the life. Wer an mich glaubet, der wird leben, ober gliech stürbe,  Those who believe in me will live, even though they die; und wer da lebet und glaubet an mich, and whoever lives and believes in me, Der wird nimmermehr, nimmermehr sterben. They will never die.                – John 11:25-26

Alles was odem hat (from Singet dem Herrn, BWV 225)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Sung in German Alles, was Odem hat, lobe den Herrn, Halleluja! Let all that has breath praise the Lord! Hallelujah! – Psalm 150: 6


Bless the Lord, O My Soul All Night Vigil, Op. 37

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Sung in Russian 1.

Come, Let Us Worship Amin.

Amen. Come, let us worship God, our King. Come let us worship and fall down before Christ, our King and our God. Come, let us worship and fall down before the very Christ, our King and our God. Come, let us worship and fall down before him.

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Bless The Lord, O My Soul Amin.

Amen. Bless the Lord, O my soul, blessed art thou, O Lord. O Lord my God, thou art very great. Blessed art thou, O Lord. Thou art clothed with honour and majesty. Blessed art thou, O Lord. The waters stand upon the mountains. Marvellous are thy works, O Lord. In wisdom hast thou made all things. Glory to thee, O Lord, who hast created all.

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Flood my Soul with Spirit and Life Conversion of Saul

Z. Randall Stroope (b. 1953)

Sung in Latin and English Caedite, vexate, ligate vinculis! Saul! Murder, harass, bind into chains! Saul! Vinculis, condemnate vexate! Chain, prosecute and harass! Why do you persecute me, Saul? Fall down on your knees, turn hatred into love. Turn darkness into light. Bow down Saul!

Prayer

René Clausen (b. 1953) Help me spread Your fragrance wherever I go. Flood my soul with Your Spirit and Life. Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that my life may be only a radiance of Yours. Shine through me and be so in me that every soul I know will feel Your presence in my soul. Let them look up and see no longer me, but only You.          – Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

arr. Mack Wilberg (b. 1955)

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing, Tune my heart to sing Thy grace; Streams of mercy, never ceasing, Call for songs of loudest praise. Teach me some melodious sonnet, Sung by flaming tongues above. Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it, Mount of Thy redeeming love. Here I raise my Ebenezer; Hither by Thy great help I’ve come; And I hope, by Thy good pleasure, Safely to arrive at home. Prone to wander Lord, I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love; Here’s my heart, O take and seal it, Seal it for Thy courts above. Jesus sought me when a stranger, Wandering from the fold of God; He, to rescue me from danger, Interposed His precious blood; Prone to wander Lord, I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love; Here’s my heart, O take and seal it, Seal it for Thy courts above. O to grace how great a debtor Daily I’m constrained to be! Let Thy goodness, like a fetter, Bind my wandering heart to Thee. Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love; Here’s my heart, O take and seal it, Seal it for Thy courts above.

– Words by Robert Robinson (1758) – Melody: Nettleton, found in Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second, by John Wyeth, 1813

Intermission

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Drink from the Living Water Vidi Aquam

Gregorian Chant Melody arr. Paul J. Christiansen (1914-1997)

Sung in Latin Vidi aquam egredientem de templo, I saw water coming forth from the temple a latere dextro, alleluia. on the right side, alleluia: et omnes, ad quos pervenit aqua ista, and all those to whom this water came salvi facti sunt, et dicent, alleluia, alleluia. were saved, and shall say, alleluia, alleluia. Confitemini Domino quoniam bonus Give praise to the Lord, for He is good: Quoniam in saeculum misericordia ejus. For His mercy endureth forever. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost: Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, As it was in the beginning, is now, et in saecula sĂŚculorum. and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

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Water Night

Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)

Night with the eyes of a horse that trembles in the night, Night with eyes of water in the field asleep Is in your eyes, a horse that trembles is in Your eyes of secret water. Eyes of shadow-water, Eyes of well-water, Eyes of dream-water. Silence and solitude, Two little animals moon-led, Drink in your eyes, Drink in those waters. If you open your eyes, night opens doors of musk, The secret kingdom of the water opens Flowing from the center of the night. And if you close your eyes, A river, a silent and beautiful current, fills you from within, Flows forward, darkens you: Night brings its wetness to beaches in your soul.

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Wade in the Water

arr. Allen Koepke (b. 1939)

Wade in de water, children, wade in de water. God is gonna trouble de water. Wade in de water, children, children wade. Chills de body, and not de soul. Well, de River Jordan is so chilly an’ cold, God’s gonna trouble de water. Wading in de water, my children Trouble, trouble, God’s gonna trouble. River Jordan, Jordan is chilly. Children, children, wade in de water. Trouble, trouble, God’s gonna trouble. River Jordan’s chilly, so chilly. Wade in de water, children, children wade. If you get there before I do, Just tell my friends I’m a-comin’ too. Wade in de water, children, children wade. My Lord, trouble in de water.

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… Praise the Lord! To be chosen from the following:

All my Heart this Night Rejoices Wake, Awake for Night is Flying

Z. Randall Stroope (b. 1953)

F. Melius Christiansen (1871-1955)

Lord God, You have Called Your Servants

J. Aaron McDermid (b. 1974)

    

Lord God, you have called your servants      to ventures of which we cannot see the ending,       by paths as yet untrod, through perils unknown.         Give us faith to go out with courage, not knowing where we go,       but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us;       through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.                 – Closing Prayer from the Vespers Service, Lutheran Book of Worship, 1978

MLK

U2, arr. Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)

Sleep, sleep tonight and may your dreams be realized. If the thundercloud passes rain, so let it rain, rain down on him. So let it be.

Ain’t Got Time to Die

Hall Johnson (1888-1970)

Let Everything that hath Breath

Jeffery L. Ames (b. 1969)

Optional: Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal Give Me Jesus

arr. Alice Parker (b. 1925) arr. L.L. Fleming (1936-2003)

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Flood My Soul With Spirit and Life Throughout the Bible, the image of water is used as a common metaphor of God’s restorative power. The imagery evokes thoughts of spiritual cleansing, washing us of sin and nourishing our spiritual lives. However, we also see the destructive power of water recalled in the stories of Noah and in the parting of the Red Sea. Today’s concert, Flood my Soul with Spirit and Life, explores water’s power to both destroy and restore, a theme that resonates in the hearts and emotions of those who experienced the floods of 2008. Today’s music calls us to be flooded by the living water found in the triune God, filling us with a healing grace, a transformed spirit, and a praise-filled life.

We Give Praise …

In the opening set, we praise the promise of eternal life given to us in the waters of baptism. We begin with Martin Luther’s famed hymn, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, followed by a work for double choir by the great German Lutheran composer, Heinrich Schütz, which reiterates Christ’s promise of eternal life. Completing the set is the praise-filled fugue from Johann Sebastian Bach’s motet, Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied. The text is derived from the final verse of Psalm 150, proclaiming, “Let everything that has breath, praise the Lord!” This joyous psalm provides bookends for our concert, reminding us to give thanks and praise at the beginning and the end. Our second set contrasts the celebratory opening with two reflective movements of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s timeless Vespers: All Night Vigil. The All Night Vigil is an Eastern Orthodox religious service celebrated on the eves of Sundays and major liturgical feasts. The opening two movements are based on an ancient form of chant called znamenny. The simple, unornamented melodies create a sense of ethereal peace and serenity to which we give our quiet praise, “Bless the Lord, O my soul! The waters stand upon the mountains. Marvelous are your works, O Lord.”

We Ask To Be Transformed …

Our third set begins in complete contrast to the second. The harsh opening of Stroope’s Conversion of Saul depicts Saul’s persecution of the early Christian church and his pursuit to exterminate all who believed. As he traveled to Damascus, Saul was blinded by a light (symbolized by a pedal tone in the music), which brought him to his knees. The voice of God called out, “Saul, why do you persecute me?” In an instant, Saul’s soul was flooded with grace and his life was transformed, turning hatred into love and showing compassion to all around him.

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A similar conversion is realized at a personal level in René Clausen’s Prayer. The lyrics, a prayer by Mother Theresa, implore God to fill her soul with spirit and life. She prays for His grace to penetrate and possess her whole being so utterly that her life may be only a radiance of His. The powerful imagery of a soul flooded, no corner left untouched, by waters of grace and love is a transformation that, like Saul’s, changes one’s life at the core. It is a flood filled with renewing waters that restores the heart with overwhelming love. And with this transformed emotion in mind, we sing the final strains of Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing. “Here’s my heart Lord, O take and seal it. Seal it for Thy courts above!”

We are Flooded b� the Livin� Waters …

The second half of the program begins with a set of three pieces composed around the actual element of water. We start with an arrangement based on the Gregorian chant, Vidi Aquam. This text and melody is the antiphon sung for the Roman Catholic Eastertide Asperges ritual, during which the congregation is sprinkled with Holy Water. This piece flows into Eric Whitacre’s masterpiece, Water Night, a setting of the poem by Nobel Laureate Octavio Paz. Whitacre describes the compositional process as “cleaning the oils from an ancient canvas to reveal the hidden music. The music hidden in the text simply poured from Paz’s poetry… the piece is a natural musical expression of this beautiful poem.” We close the set with an energetic arrangement of the spiritual, Wade in de Water, composed by Iowa native Allen Koepke. The text reflects two biblical stories: the Israelites escape out of Egypt found in Exodus and the story of Jesus’ healing miracles found in John. Wade in de Water is widely considered a “coded” slave song, containing explicit instructions for fugitive slaves on how to avoid capture and the route to take to successfully make their way to freedom. The three pieces in this set share the idea of “freeing water.” Those who seek to find and drink from the Living Waters will be freed from all that oppresses them, liberating them from sin and strife. We Glori�y…

The final set brings us full circle as we complete the title of the first set, Let Everything that Hath Breath…Praise the Lord! This set features a wide variety of praise songs, including compositions by F. Melius Christiansen, Z. Randall Stroope, Hall Johnson, Jeffrey Ames, and even the rock group, U2. The diverse styles represent the many ways we give thanks. Whether it is through a prayerful anthem or joyous gospel song, we glorify the God who created lifegiving waters. We glorify the Son who gives us the wellspring of eternal life, and we give thanks to the Spirit who restores our souls with love and grace. Soli Deo Gloria – To God alone, the glory!

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The Wartbur� Choir Dr. Lee Nelson, conductor Soprano 1

Meghann Baumann, Marion, Iowa, Business and Music, 2011 Kate Glenney, Muscatine, Iowa, Religion, 2012 Brittany Johnson, Clive, Iowa, Vocal Performance, 2012 Sara Matchulat, Brookfield, Wis., International Relations and Religion, 2010 Morgan Phelps, Olympia Fields, Ill., Music Therapy, 2012 Leah Podzimek, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Vocal Performance, 2012 Erin Savarese, Ham Lake, Minn., Elementary Education, 2010 Susan Scott, Fayette, Iowa, History, 2010 †Amy Tucker, Sumner, Iowa, Community Sociology, 2010

Soprano 2

Rachel Douvikas, Hanover, Ill., Psychology and Speech Communication, 2011 *Carrie Fehr, Freeport, Ill., Music Therapy, 2010 Joy Gibson, Woodstock, Ill., Pre-Nursing, 2012 Anna Javellana, Cedar Falls, Iowa, Vocal Performance, 2010 Amelia Kischer-Browne, Waterloo, Iowa, Vocal Performance, 2012 Sarah Olson, Dysart, Iowa, History, 2011 Mallory Stocks, Oelwein, Iowa, Music Education, 2010 *Stephanie Thrall, Waterloo, Iowa, Biology, 2010 Jessie Wetherell, Palmer, Alaska, Music Education, 2010 Amanda Zelle, Waverly, Iowa, Psychology and Pre-Occupational Therapy, 2012

Alto 1

Laura Barkema, Mason City, Iowa, Biology and History, 2011 *Kelsey Erickson, Elgin, Iowa, Music Education, 2010 Megan Clemenson, Des Moines, Iowa, Psychology, 2011 Molly Greene, Waterloo, Iowa, Music Therapy, 2010 Lauren Hummel, Spirit Lake, Iowa, Communication Arts, 2011 Dani Johnson, Wayne, Ill., Music Education, 2010 §Jessica Nilles, Webster City, Iowa, Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy, 2012 †Kendra Reiter, Littleton, Colo., English Education, 2010 Marie Sorenson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Vocal Performance, 2013 †Jenna Zenk, Lakota, Iowa, Biology, 2010

* Denotes section leader † Denotes choir council § Denotes choir accompanist

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Alto 2

Hannah Glasson-Darling, West Branch, Iowa, Music Therapy, 2012 Shelley Hartman, Stoughton, Wis., Music Business, 2011 Courtney Ihnen, West Des Moines, Iowa, Music Education and Music Therapy, 2011 *Jessica McClellan, Bayard, Iowa, Music Education, 2010 Alison Nicoll, West Des Moines, Iowa, Social Work, 2012 Ellen Rickert, Davenport, Iowa, Engineering Science, 2010 Maria Rusch, Davenport, Iowa, Elementary Education, 2011 Kayla Schmitz, Alta, Iowa, Music Education and Vocal Performance, 2010 Claire Traynor, Star Prairie, Wis., Music Education and Music Therapy, 2012 Courtney Westling, Algona, Iowa, Music Education, 2012

Tenor 1

*†Alec Amosson, Tipton, Iowa, Music Education, 2011 Aaron Benson, New Hampton, Iowa, Music Education, 2012 Rex Davidson, Johnston, Iowa, Biology, 2012 Nick Morrison, Davenport, Iowa, Music Therapy, 2012 Kevin Schneider, Elgin, Iowa, Biology, 2013 Austin Scholten, Rockton, Ill., Communication Arts, 2013 Zakary Steib, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Political Science, 2012 Terence Swims, Broadview, Ill., Music Education, 2010

Tenor 2

Taylor Boeckholt, Milford, Iowa, Elementary Education, 2013 *Andrew Cunard, Shawnee, Kan., Business, 2010 Scott Ehlinger, Rockford, Iowa, Mathematics, 2012 Aaron DeLong, Strawberry Point, Iowa, Writing, 2012 Tony Hansen, Hornick, Iowa, Biochemistry, 2013 Reid Keller, Audubon, Iowa, Music Education, 2011 †Justin Krogmann, Manchester, Iowa, Computer Science, 2010 Brent Kruger, Alexander, Iowa, History, 2011 Jonathon Rose, West Des Moines, Iowa, Fitness Management, 2013

Bass 1

Sam Boender, Hickman, Neb., Communication Arts, 2011 Daniel Borchers, Holstein, Iowa, Biology, 2011 Andrew Carlson, Moorhead, Iowa, Biology, 2010 Trevor Carolan, Charles City, Iowa, Political Science, 2011 Kenton Engels, Cedar Falls, Iowa, History Education, 2011 Jordan Johnson, Mustang, Okla., Communication Arts, 2011 Roger Pollock, Van Horne, Iowa, Music Education, 2011 Anthony Scott, St. Louis, Mo., Religion, 2010 David Urlaub, Vinton, Iowa, History, 2010 Corey Woodin, Iowa City, Iowa, International Relations, 2011

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Bass 2

*Peter Carey-Linskey, Little Canada, Minn., Business Administration, 2010 Paul Duffy, Ankeny, Iowa, Biology, 2011 Greg Dimarco, Mason City, Iowa, Vocal Performance, 2012 Kyle Fleming, Worthington, Minn., Music Therapy, 2012 Ryan Harms, Aplington, Iowa, Engineering Science, 2013 Aaron Masterson, Lindsborg, Kan., Engineering Science, 2011 Jeremy Murray, Waucoma, Iowa, History, 2010 *Abhay Nadipuram, Waterloo, Iowa, Political Science, 2010 * Denotes section leader † Denotes choir council § Denotes choir accompanist

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The Wartburg Choir The internationally acclaimed Wartburg Choir performs sacred music from all historical periods and styles and often features premiere works of contemporary composers. Called a “Mighty fortress of skill” by the Washington Post, the Wartburg Choir is one of the college’s three musical groups that tour internationally on a triennial basis. In addition, the choir is often invited for special performances in the United States and abroad. During the 2006 Christmas season, the choir was invited to perform in Prague with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra after Maestro Paul Freeman, CNSO music director and chief conductor, attended a choir performance at Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Ill. During the past 20 years, the choir has performed in such prestigious concert halls as the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; Avery Fisher Hall of Lincoln Center, New York City; Carnegie Hall in New York City; Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis; and events including two national American Choral Directors Association conventions; a North Central ACDA convention; and throughout 38 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Outside the United States, the choir has performed in 15 European countries, three Canadian provinces, South Africa, and national and international music gatherings. In May 2011, the choir will tour Italy, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.

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The Wartburg Choir frequently performs with Simon Estes, a worldrenowned opera star, who also serves as distinguished professor and artist-inresidence at Wartburg. Dr. Estes will be performing with the choir on their 2010 Spring Tour in Tulsa, Okla. Madame Denyce Graves, an internationally recognized mezzo soprano, will also join Dr. Estes and the choir on this concert. The choir was founded in 1937 under the direction of Dr. Edwin Liemohn. The choir became one of the first American college choral groups to perform a European tour. Dr. James Fritschel continued this tradition of excellence from 1968 to 1984 by expanding the choir’s international exposure. During his tenure, the choir became the only American choral group to win the International Trophy Competition in Cork, Ireland. Dr. Paul Torkelson directed the choir from 1984-2009. He conducted the choir at two solo concerts at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall, two concerts at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, a concert in Orchestra hall in Minneapolis and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In 2009, Dr. Lee Nelson became the fourth conductor of the Wartburg choir and continues to expand upon its tradition of choral excellence.

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Lee Nelson, conductor Lee Nelson is the Patricia R. Zahn Chair in Choral Conducting and the Director of Choral Activities at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. Dr. Nelson conducts the Wartburg Choir, Ritterchor (men’s choir), and teaches advanced conducting. Additionally, he is the artistic director of Christmas with Wartburg which is one of the college’s oldest and most popular concerts. Nelson earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. He has received graduate instruction at Westminster Choir College and is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Arizona, where he received Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. Dr. Nelson’s skills as a conductor were recognized with an invitation from the American Choral Directors Association to compete in the 2005 National Conducting Competition in Los Angeles, Calif., where he won the competition. In 2001, Nelson was awarded the Outstanding Young Choral Conductor of the Year award given by American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota. Dr. Nelson will make his conducting debut at Carnegie Hall in May. He is scheduled to conduct the Colorado and North Dakota All-State Choirs in 2011. Prior to his appointment at Wartburg College, Dr. Nelson served on the faculty at St. Cloud State University where he received the SCSU Professional Achievement Award in 2008. Under his direction the St. Cloud State Choir was invited to perform at the 2007 Minnesota ACDA fall convention and toured throughout the Midwest and Canada. In May 2008, the choir toured Germany, France, and Switzerland and presented the European premiere of Stephen Paulus’ Holocaust oratorio To Be Certain of the Dawn at the site of a former Nazi concentration camp in Natzweil-Struthof. In addition to his work at Wartburg College, Dr. Nelson also serves as the music director and conductor of the Metropolitan Chorale, a community chorus consisting of approximately 100 voices from the Cedar Valley area. In the fall of 2009, he led the ensemble in a performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Felix Mendelssohn’s Vom Himmel hoch. This spring, Nelson will conduct a collaborative concert featuring J.S. Bach’s Magnificat and Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria. Having a passion for working with students of all ages, he welcomes the opportunity to continue serving as a clinician and guest conductor both regionally and nationally. Nelson resides in Waverly, Iowa, with his wife, Rachael, and his three children, Emma, Jonah, and Kate.

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Acknowledgements The Wartburg voice faculty: Dr. Jennifer Larson Dr. Brian Pfaltzgraff Rosemary Gast Daniel Gast Carita Pfaltzgraff Mike Jensen Adam Webb Jessica Nilles, accompanist Dr. Jane Andrews Renee Voves, tour manager Chris Knudson, choir liason Marcia Haugen, music department office coordinator Wartburg music faculty Wartburg administration Wartburg communication and marketing staff Wartburg admissions Wartburg alumni

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Wartburg College Wartburg College is dedicated to challenging and nurturing students for lives of leadership and service as a spirited expression of their faith and learning. A liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Wartburg enrolls 1,800 students from 27 U.S. states and 39 foreign countries. Wartburg awards Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Music Education degrees. Its more than 50 academic majors include the state’s oldest undergraduate social work major and the only music therapy major offered by an Iowa private college. Wartburg is nationally recognized for civic engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Washington Center honored Wartburg this fall as one of five institutions with strong institutional commitment to civic involvement and service. Wartburg is one of 109 schools recognized “with distinction” by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exceptional volunteer service by students.

Music as a Major at Wartburg College • The Bachelor of Music Education degree prepares students for teaching careers in elementary and secondary schools.

• The Bachelor of Music Education/Music Therapy dual degree

allows students to combine K-12 music certification with certification as a registered music therapist (RMT). Students not interested in teaching may earn the Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy degree.

• The Bachelor of Music degree prepares students for further

study leading to professional performance, studio teaching, work in church music, or music therapy.

• The Bachelor of Arts degree is the most flexible music degree, allowing students to combine a music major with a major or minor in another field. The church music major combines course work in music and religion.

For a complete list of the Wartburg music faculty and more information about music programs, go to www.wartburg.edu/ music.

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Music Enriches Campus Life Wartburg provides a variety of musical activities geared to individual interests, talents, and time schedules. Instrumental organizations include the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, the Wartburg Community Symphony, Knightliters Jazz Band, Ninth Street Jazz Band, Pep Band, and several smaller ensembles. Vocal groups include the Wartburg Choir, which places special emphasis on sacred choral music; the Castle Singers, a vocal jazz ensemble; St. Elizabeth Chorale, a women’s choir; Ritterchor, a men’s choir; the Chapel Choir, which provides music for campus worship; and a Gospel Choir. The Wartburg Wind Ensemble, Choir, and Castle Singers schedule annual concert tours within the United States and travel abroad every three years during the college’s one-month May Term. Dr. Simon Estes, an Iowa native and renowned opera star, serves as a distinguished professor and artist-in-residence at Wartburg. During periods of residency on campus, he works with individual students, speaks to classes, and performs with Wartburg music groups.

An Outstanding Facility Music groups rehearse in the Bachman Fine Arts Center, which provides spacious rehearsal/recital halls for band, choir, and orchestra. A 20-station electronic music laboratory is equipped with synthesizers, sequencers, computers, and software for music theory, composition, and ear training. The Bachman Fine Arts Center is furnished with grand and upright pianos, and students have access to five organs on campus.

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A Great Value Enhanced A Wartburg College education is a great value, providing students with an excellent education and personalized attention, while laying the foundation for life and career accomplishments. Numerous scholarship and grant opportunities for students enhance that value. Check out the possibilities below and others at www.wartburg.edu/finaid/scholarships.html.

Regents and Presidential Scholarships $7,500-full tuition Nearly 600 Regents and Presidential Scholarships were awarded last year to first-year students based on a combination of high school gpa, class rank, and ACT/SAT score.

Wartburg College Funded, Endowed Scholarships $50-$2,500 per year Last year 471 scholarships were awarded, recognizing academic talents, vocational goals, and personal characteristics, primarily for upper-class students.

Meistersinger Music Scholarships Up to $5,000 per year Open to music and non-music majors participating in an ensemble and enrolling in music lessons. Auditions are in January.

Education Partners In Covenant (EPIC) Up to $750 per year A matching funds program for members of participating congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Wartburg matches up to $750 per academic year.

Legacy Grant $1,500 per year For full-time students with alumni parent(s) and/or grandparents, and students with a sibling who currently attends or has graduated from Wartburg. Applicable toward tuition. Not based on financial need.

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OrangeOpportunity Wartburg encourages alumni and friends to create 100 new scholarships through OrangeOpportunity to impact the lives of current and future students. The expanded scholarship resources will contribute in many ways:

Encouraging students to attain their goal of a college education Scholarships can make the Wartburg experience possible for students from diverse backgrounds when family finances might prevent them from attending college or limit their choices.

Contributing toward sustained enrollment Tuition and fees account for more than two-thirds of the college’s operating revenues, while endowment income provides less than 3 percent. Increased scholarship funding will contribute toward stable enrollment, while keeping a Wartburg education within the means of future generations.

Relieving stress on the college financial aid budget More than 90 percent of Wartburg students receive scholarships or other financial aid. The average institutional funding for these students is $13,300. Overall, Wartburg spends about $23 million on financial aid — nearly 34 percent of its annual operating expenses. Expanded scholarships can free up funds for critical resources, including essential technology and research experiences.

Helping Wartburg attract the best and brightest students In a time of intense competition, scholarships are often determine where the top students will enroll.

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Music Degrees at Wartburg College The Bachelor of Music Education degree meets the requirements of the Iowa Department of Education for K-12 music certification. This entitles students to teach in the elementary general music classroom, or teach in a band, choir or orchestral setting at the middle school or high school level. The Bachelor of Music Education/Music Therapy dual degree is offered for those who wish to use music to help children and adults with emotional, mental, and/or physical problems. This degree allows you to combine K-12 music certification through the state department of education with certification as a registered music therapist (RMT) through the National Association for Music Therapy. The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy degree does not include the K-12 music certification, but meets the requirements for certification as a registered music therapist (RMT) through the National Association for Music Therapy. The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in church music combines course work in music and religion to prepare you for leading music programs in churches or for further study in graduate school. The Bachelor of Music degree prepares you for further study leading to professional performance, studio teaching, or work in church music. Bachelor of Arts degree in music provides you with a variety of career options in the music field. This degree is the most flexible music degree, and allows you to combine a music major with another major or minor field, such as business or religion. A music minor will give you the opportunity to satisfy and enhance a vocational interest in music and combine music with majors in other academic areas. For education majors, a music minor offers students the opportunity to earn an elementary or secondary music teaching endorsement from the Iowa Department of Education.

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Trevor Carolan, Wartburg Choir Third-year political science major, Charles City, Iowa I have always known of the excellence that surrounds the Wartburg Music Department. In high school, I attended the Meistersinger Festival and AllState Music Camps at Wartburg and knew that I wanted to be a part of this program in college. Students involved in music come from all academic areas and fields. It is impressive that students at Wartburg are able to be involved in athletics, student government, student organizations, and music ensembles – sometimes at the same time! As a freshman, I had the opportunity to travel with the Wartburg Choir to Europe and South Africa. Being able to share our gifts of music all across the world – while being ambassadors for Wartburg College, the state of Iowa, and the United States – is an experience that will stay with me for a lifetime.

Kristine Smith, Wind Ensemble Fourth-year elementary education/applied music double major, Indianola, Iowa Being involved in music has enriched my educational experience by reinforcing life skills such as developing a strong work ethic and working with a group to achieve a common goal through individual practice and group rehearsal. Music also provides an outlet for artistic and

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emotional expression and a supportive group of peers that I can always relate to because of our common interests and goals. Music has always been very important to me and I knew that the strong music program at Wartburg would challenge me through independent study as well as the opportunities to participate in small and large ensembles. Each tour performance is unique and exciting because of the different venues and audiences. I have enjoyed and learned a lot about others through overnight stays with host families.

Kendra Reiter, Wartburg Choir Fourth-year secondary English education major, Littleton, Colo. Wartburg’s musical ensembles are unique in that our success comes from a common passion among all members of the group. In the choir, we are able to sing well because we sing with an overwhelming sense of emotion that comes from our love of music, our love for each other, and our goal of portraying this emotion to the audience through our songs. This unique passion and emotion sets us apart. Every tour is a unique experience, but the international tour was legitimately life-changing. My eyes were opened to other places, cultures, and people. We traveled to six different countries and found common bonds of music and faith every place we went. Even when language failed, music and faith bound us together. It was pretty incredible.

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Courtney Ihnen, Wartburg Choir Third-year music therapy/music education double major, Des Moines, Iowa Wartburg is one of only two schools in Iowa that offers a music therapy program. When learning that music therapy uses music to help individuals I knew that is what I wanted to study. It is a bonus that I am able to study both music education and music therapy at the same school. Touring around the northern Midwest gave me a deeper feeling that the Wartburg community is not only the people on campus, but anyone that has ever been a knight at Wartburg. Wartburg alumni are all around and happy and excited to meet students and share their “Be Orange� stories. I am a liberal arts learner. I have enjoyed celebrating all the different experiences I have encountered by being a part of Wartburg Choir and all the outstanding knowledge my classes have given me.

Jordan LeClere, Castle Singers and Ritterchor Third-year business administration major, Manchester, Iowa The music program played a large role in my decision to come to Wartburg. During high school, I was involved in choir and had planned to pursue a music performance major. My career goals have changed since that time, but I am still able to be involved in vocal music. One distinctive thing about Wartburg is that we are the only Lutheran college in the nation with a jazz choir (Castle Singers). I have been a member of this group since my freshman year. I also value my participation in Ritterchor, the men’s chorus, because of its involvement in several charity fundraisers throughout the year. I have participated in two tours with the Castle Singers, one to Colorado, and the other to Brazil during May Term 2009. On both tours, the bonding with the members of the group was indescribable.

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Make your summer something special at a Wartburg College music camp 2010 Meistersinger All-State Choir Camps August 1-3; August 7-9 Directed by Dr. Lee Nelson, director of choral activities and associate professor of music. Introduces high school vocalists and music teachers to music for the Iowa All-State vocal auditions. Individual vocal lessons and group vocal classes are available for an additional fee. Information is being sent out via e-mail this year. Request information at allstatecamp@wartburg.edu or call 319-296-8033.

Band Camp July 18-24 Open to high school students. Daily sessions include music theory, beginning conducting, jazz improvisation, composition, instrument repair and many others. Directed by Dr. Craig A. Hancock, director of bands and associate professor of music. Call 319-352-8296 for more information.

Eastern Iowa Clarinet Camp June 6-11 Featuring Dr. Eric Wachmann, Wartburg College clarinet professor; Dr. Michael Chesher, Luther College clarinet professor; and Myron Mikita, Jr., camp coordinator. For more information, contact Dr. Eric Wachmann at 319-352-8508 or eric.wachmann@wartburg.edu.

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Wartburg Music Faculty Dr. Karen Black, chair .. . . . . . . . organ, music theory, college organist, Chapel Choir director Dr. Jane Andrews .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Castle Singers director, St. Elizabeth Chorale director, music education Dr. Craig A. Hancock .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . director of bands, Symphonic Band director, Wind Ensemble director, conducting, trombone, euphonium, tuba Melanie Harms .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . music therapy Dr. Jennifer Larson .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . voice Scott Muntefering .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . music education, trumpet Dr. Lee Nelson .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zahn Chair in Choral Conducting, Wartburg Choir director, Ritterchor director, conducting Dr. Brian Pfaltzgraff.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . voice Dr. Ted Reuter .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . piano, music history Dr. Paula Survilla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . music history, music theory Dr. Suzanne Torkelson .. . . . . . . . . . . director of Tower School of Music, piano, music theory Dr. Eric Wachmann .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . clarinet, music theory Dr. Janice Wade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wartburg Community Symphony conductor, cello, violin, viola, conducting Dr. Geoffrey Wilson .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . piano, music theory

Adjunct Instructors Diane Beane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . piano Laurie Braaten-Reuter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . piano Gretchen Brumwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . harp Kimberly Burger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cello Jeff Burak .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . guitar Dominique Cawley .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . flute Dr. Simon Estes .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . artist-in-residence Michael Finelli .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . string bass Daniel Gast .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . voice Rosemary Gast .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . voice Jack Graham .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . clarinet Kara Groen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . music therapy Dr. Andrew Harris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . French horn Allan Jacobson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . percussion, Knightliters Jazz Band director Michael Jensen .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . voice Dr. Gregory Morton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . oboe, bassoon Carita Pfaltzgraff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . voice Pat Reuter Riddle.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . piano, handbell choir Adam Webb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . voice Jane Williams .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . saxophone

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Wartburg Choir Recordings Try Before You Buy! All CDs include downloadable MP3 audio clips. If you like what you hear, click on “buy online now” or click the “add to basket” button. About the Recordings Purchase at a cost of $15 (single CD) or $27 (Double CD sets) including postage and handling.

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