The UGA Performing Arts Center will present the Luther College Nordic Choir at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in Hodgson Concert Hall in Athens.
The program will feature a cappella performances of “A Spotless Rose” by Paul Mealor and “Go Lovely Rose” by Eric Whitacre, along with spirituals and works by Bach, Jennings and Schütz.
Founded in 1946, the 78-member Nordic Choir enjoys an international reputation as one of the premier collegiate choirs in the nation. The choir is conducted by Allen Hightower, director of choral activities and professor of music at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. It is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the world with six choirs, three bands, three orchestras, two jazz bands and numerous chamber ensembles, totaling nearly 1000 student musicians.
The Nordic Choir tours annually and has performed around the world. The choir regularly performs throughout the United States in well-known venues such as Lincoln Center in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington.
Tickets are $15, $5 for students. They can be purchased at pac.uga.edu or by calling the Performing Arts Center box office at 706-542-4400 or toll free at 888-289-8497.