Sangerfest 2018

Many voices will join in song this May

Sangerfest 2018

Photo courtesy of Sangerfest
Roger Buhr, chairman, views the logo for Sangerfest 2018 at Luther College.

Special Release

Sangerfest 2018, which will be held by Luren Singers at Luther College, May 31 to June 2, 2018. How can Sangerfest best be described? These key words could be used:

Music—Two concerts will be given in the Center for Faith and Life: the “Parade of Choruses” on Thursday night and the “Grand Concert” on Saturday night. Eleven male Norwegian-American choruses from the Midwest and the Northern Lights from Decorah will participate. Two of the five grand concert segments will also spotlight a soprano and a baritone soloist. Three pieces will be accompanied by an orchestra. Both concerts are open to the public.

Sangerfest 1976

Photo courtesy of Sangerfest
The Grand Concert from Sangerfest 1976, which was also held at Luther College.

Food & entertainment—Events will feature varied menus and special programs at the Friday Formal Banquet, the Thursday and Saturday Afterglows, the Ladies’ Luncheon, and the Veterans’ Brunch.

Interaction—Making new acquaintances and renewing friendships are important parts of the three-day event.

Adventure—The 400 who attend will explore some of the unique features in and around Decorah, Iowa. All who register will have free admission to Vesterheim, Wednesday through Sunday.

Celebration—Participants will be observing the 150th anniversary of Luren Singers, the 126th anniversary of the Norwegian Singers Association of America, the 62nd anniversary of Sangerfest, and the attendance medals earned by many singers.

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This article originally appeared in the March 23, 2018, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.

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