Gregory Peterson.
Gregory Peterson.
The Luther College Cantorei will join the Luther Ringers in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

The event is open to the public and free of admission.

Cantorei will begin with pieces from Gabriel Faure’s Messe basse pour voix de femmes (low mass for treble voices), including “Kyrie,” “Sanctus,” “Benedictus” and “Agnus Dei.” 

Cantorei also will perform Ysaye M. Barnwell’s “There is a Balm in Gilead” and “Wanting Memories.” 

Cantorei will conclude their part of the program with performances of Stephen Hatfield’s “Living in a Holy City,” Matthew Culloton’s “Down in the River to Pray,” Waldemar Ahlen’s “The Earth Adorned” and Walter Hawkins’ “I’m Goin’ Up a Yonder.”

Luther Ringers will take the stage with three hymn arrangements “All Glory, Laud and Honor,” “How Can I Keep from Singing,” and “Immortal, Invisible.” The group also will perform Karen Buckwalter’s “Carillon Fantasy” and an arrangement of Edvard Grieg’s “March of the Dwarfs.” 

Cantorei is an auditioned women’s choral ensemble with members from each class at Luther.  I is directed by Linda Martin, Luther instructor in music. 

The Luther Ringers was formed in 2008. The ensemble rings five octaves of Schulmerich Handbells and six octaves of Malmark Handchimes, all of which were donated to Luther by Blanche Kangas of Spokane, Wash. 

The 13-member choir, chosen by audition each year, is directed by Gregory Peterson, Luther associate professor of music and college organist.