The Grand View University Choir toured through Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and Minnesota as part of its spring 2012 tour. The tour concludes with a home concert this Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Luther Memorial Church, Des Moines, IA.
The tour program consists of choral masterpieces from the thirteenth century to the present focusing on hope and new life. Specific composers on the program are Ludwig Senfl, Johannes Brahms, Knut Nystedt, Ola Gjeilo, Orlando Gibbons, David Childs, Alice Parker, and many more. The pieces will also represent a range of works including anthems, motets, spirituals, and hymntune arrangements.
The Grand View Choir contributes a vibrant energy to the campus community by sharing its musical gifts at celebrations, worship services and campus gatherings throughout each academic year. In addition, the choir performs for various events throughout the wider civic community. Touring every spring, the Grand View Choir has performed in most of the United States and also tours internationally every four years.
Dr. Kathryn Pohlmann Duffy is Chair of the Grand View University Music Department and director of the Choir. She holds degrees from Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa; Kansas State University; and the University of Chicago, where she earned her Ph.D. in musicology.