Northwestern College choir to present touring concert

Northwestern College’s A cappella Choir will perform its touring concert in Christ Chapel on Friday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The 75-minute concert will feature the choir’s full spring tour program, which includes songs in a variety of texts, languages and styles that focus on love, loss, celebration, humor, commitment and God’s grace. “Praise to the Lord,” “O Salutaris Hostia” and “Ezekiel Saw de Wheel” are among the ensemble’s repertoire. Several songs will feature solos by choir members, and the concert will close with the choir’s traditional “Beautiful Savior.”

“The concert will include high-quality pieces in much variety,” says Dr. Thomas Holm, professor of music and director of the A cappella Choir. “We sincerely hope that audience members are moved, enriched and encouraged by the music.”

The 42-member choir’s spring tour, Feb. 29–March 10, will cover approximately 1,800 miles through Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and eastern Iowa. The ensemble will present several concerts, conduct workshops with high school choirs, and sing during a church service.

Holm joined Northwestern’s faculty in 2000 after serving as director of choirs at The King’s University College in Edmonton, Alberta, and as chair of the fine arts department and music professor at Prairie Bible College in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada. He earned a doctoral degree from the University of Illinois, master’s degrees from the University of Alberta and the University of Idaho, and a bachelor’s degree from Big Sky Bible College.