Northern Lights concert April 16

The Northern Lights Women’s Chorus will present its spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 16 at Decorah Lutheran Church.

The 48-member ensemble, composed of singers from Decorah and surrounding communities, will perform a variety of beautiful choral music centered on the theme of “Illuminating Love.”

Love songs will include “On My Own” from Les Misérables; “Orange Colored Sky” a 1950 jazz standard; “Red, Red Rose” and two Irish folk songs: “Bandyrowe” and “Red is the Rose.” Upbeat tempos and fun lyrics will be featured in “The Lobster Quadrille” with words from “Alice in Wonderland”; a Norwegian folk song “Pål På Haugen” (Paul and His Chickens); and “The Rhythm of Life” from “Sweet Charity.” The program also includes a powerful new song “By Night” by Iowa composer Elaine Hagenberg; and two pieces that celebrate God’s love for us: “God of Wonders” by Joseph M. Martin and “Shalom” by Dan Forrest.

Guest musicians include soprano soloist Rachel Storlie, providing intermission music; cellist Craig Hultgren; and violinist Julia Wharton. Northern Lights’ artistic director is Rachael Buresh, and Mary Beth Bouska serves as collaborative pianist. An intermission freewill offering will be taken, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to local nonprofit organizations.

Northern Lights would like to thank The Depot Outlet for a major grant to support its 2022-23 season, as well as the 25 other businesses and individuals contributing to its fall fund drive.

Decorah Lutheran Church is located at 309 Winnebago St., Decorah, Iowa. For more information, visit the choir’sFacebook page.

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