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Loyola University College of Music presents the Nordic Choir of Luther College under the direction of Westin Noble

Loyola press release - January 19, 2000

(New Orleans)óLoyola University New Orleans College of Music presents the Nordic Choir of Luther College under the direction of Westin Noble. The concert is set for Monday, January 31, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. in Holy Name of Jesus Church located on the St. Charles Avenue on the university campus.

The choir, which is on tour through Iowa, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, will perform works by Jacobus Gallus, Javier Busto, J. S. Bach, Edward Bairstow, Knut Nystedt, Eric Whitacre, Gustav Schreck, Samuel Barber, Wilbur Chenoweth, Paul Tschesnokoff, together with arrangements by Shaw-Parker, Moses Hogan, and Gilbert Martin.

General admission is $10; and $5 for students. Tickets and additional information are available through Loyola's ticket box office at 865-3492. For more information, contact Reid Wick at (504) 865-2074.

Nordic Choir tours annually throughout the United States. The choir has appeared in Lincoln Center, New York; Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.; Orchestra Hall, Chicago; Orchestra Hall and the Historic State Theatre, Minneapolis; the Crystal Cathedral, Los Angeles; the Ordway Music Theatre, St. Paul, Minn.; and the Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City. Nordic Choir has appeared at the National Choral Directors Association conventions in Salt Lake City and Kansas City. The choir was featured at the Music Educators National Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, in March 1996, where they shared the stage with the Eastman Wind Ensemble. The choir has made six concert tours of Europe, two of the Caribbean and Mexico, and three of Eastern Europe. On their 1994 tour the choir performed in Tchaikovsky Hall, Moscow, and the Franz Liszt Academy, Budapest, and shared a concert in St. Petersburg's Philharmonic Hall with the St. Petersburg Conservatory Choir. Nordic Choir returned to Eastern Europe in June 1997 where they toured Russia with the renowned Moscow Chamber Orchestra and performed in Poland and the Czech Republic. Nordic Choir is conducted by Weston Noble.

Named first recipient of the Weston H. Noble Award for lifetime achievement in the choral art. Presented by the North Central Division of ACDA-to be presented every two years to an outstanding choral conductor within the North Central ACDA. Recipient of Citation of Merit Award, University of Michigan. Conducted over 775 music festivals including over 50 All-State bands, choirs and orchestras. Only director asked to conduct All-State groups in all three media--bands, choirs and orchestras. Eight concert tours of Europe including Norway, Denmark, Germany, Republic of Czech, Hungary, Rumania, Poland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

Based on the heritage of Catholic Jesuit higher education in Louisiana since 1849, Loyola University New Orleans was chartered in 1912. The College of Music gives students the opportunity to combine liberal studies with professional music courses. Loyola offers the only College of Music within the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Its reputation for excellence is founded on the work of a faculty whose distinction as scholars, performers, and most importantly, as educators, has been nationally acclaimed. Loyola's music alumni have become successful in virtually every area of the professional music world.