The Concordia Chapel Choir from Concordia College, Moorhead, is heading to Detroit Lakes this Wednesday, March 20, to open its 2019 regional spring tour.
The choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1043 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes. Additional performances are set for Thursday, March 21 in Little Falls; Friday, March 22 in Marshall; Saturday,. March 23 in Rosemount; and Sunday, March 24 back at their home venue, the Centrum of the Knutson Campus Center at Concordia, starting at 4 p.m. These concerts are free and open to the public.
A blend of 78 voices creates the sound of the Concordia Chapel Choir. Originally created to enrich the music of Concordia’s morning chapel services, the ensemble now performs in concert and tours annually. The choir of men and women in their sophomore, junior or senior years, is an integral part of the much-loved annual Concordia Christmas Concerts.
The Chapel Choir is under the direction of Michael Culloton, a 1998 Concordia graduate. Prior to coming to Concordia, Culloton was the artistic director of the Choral Arts Ensemble and Honors Choirs, two community organizations based in Rochester, Minn.; choral director at Winona Senior High School; and assistant conductor of the National Lutheran Choir. Culloton is also the conductor of the Fargo-Moorhead Choral Artists and the Trinity Lutheran Church Cathedral Choir.