In services February 3/4, 2018
The Concordia Choir of Concordia University Irvine maintains a distinctive tradition of excellence with performances throughout the United States, Western Europe, Asia, and South America. The critically-acclaimed ensemble of over fifty voices performs a diverse selection of fine sacred choral literature from a variety of cultures and historical eras. The Concordia Choir performs regularly before large audiences in the beautiful acoustics of the Concordia Center for Worship and Performing Arts. Their annual performances include national tours, the popular Concordia Christmas Concerts, a Fall Festival of Hymns, and a MasterWorks Concert series with a professional orchestra.
The Concordia Choir has been featured in concert tours throughout the world, including the countries of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Argentina, Brazil, and Italy. Their recent international tour included concerts in Germany and Austria to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, where they were featured at the impressive Berliner Dom, the Salzburg Residenz, and the Wittenberg Castle Church where Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses and started the Reformation.
The Concordia Choir of Concordia University, Irvine is comprised of excellent singers from around the United States. Over half of its singers are from the state of California, while the rest represent twelve different states. Music majors make up almost half of the ensemble, while others include such majors as Art, Graphic Design, Theatre, History, Sociology, Psychology, Business, Communications, Math, Biology, Chemistry, English, Education, and Theology. Several students are preparing for careers as pastors, youth directors, and music directors as part of our Christ College professional church work programs.
Upcoming Performances: Upcoming concert performances include the final home concert of their Pacific Northwest Tour on March 16 and the Concordia MasterWorks Concerts on April 21-22 featuring Johannes Brahms’ Ein deutches Requiem with a professional orchestra.
For more information about upcoming concerts, visit www.cui.edu/GOmusic.
Music Scholarship opportunities are available for talented vocalists and instrumentalists. Prospective students may apply online at www.cui.edu/music.