University of Northwestern Choir

University of Northwestern Choir Lunchtime Concert

May 23, 2023 | 1:30 pm 2:30 pm
St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Join the University of Northwestern Choir for a lunchtime concert on 23 May at 1.30 pm.


With its motto “choral music direct from the heart” and a distinctive mission that integrates excellence in performance, service and cross-cultural ministry, the Northwestern Choir from the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, Minnesota (US) has performed extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Scandinavia, the Baltic states, and throughout western, central and eastern Europe, including Ukraine, where it was the first American collegiate choir invited to perform in Kyiv’s Tchaikovsky Conservatory.


The Northwestern Choir has appeared for state and divisional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, the “keynote” concert of Minnesota Music Educators Association midwinter clinic, and with four other distinguished college and university choirs in the first ever Collegiate Choral festival sponsored by the F. Melius Christiansen Endowment Fund of ACDA-Minnesota.


Their concert at the Cathedral will feature:

Timothy Sawyer, conductor • Ju Young Lee, organist/guest artist

April Fredrick, soprano/guest artist • Emma Davis, soprano





O Be Joyful – Howard Helvey (US)

He, Watching Over Israel – Felix Mendelssohn (GER)

I Waited For the Lord (From Hymn of Praise) Mendelssohn

Psalm 1 – Nathan Carter (US)

Psalm 23 (from Requiem) – John Rutter (UK)

Psalm 150 – Philip Stopford (UK)



…And the Glory of the Lord Filled the Tabernacle – Eric William Barnum (US)

Alleluia – Fredrik Sixten (SWE)

Alleluia – Elaine Hagenberg (US)

Jesus, I Adore Thee (Adoro te, devote) – arr. Stephen Caracciolo (US)

Lux Beatissima – Howard Helvey (US)

Lux Aeterna – David C. Dickau (US)

O Salutaris Hostia – Eriks Ešenvalds (LAT)

Stay With Us – Jon Hermanson (US)

Ukrainian Alleluia – Craig Courtney (US)



Amazing Grace – arr. Leland Sateren (US)

Down in the River to Pray – arr. David Mennicke (US)

Crucifixion – Adolphus Hailstork (US)

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands – arr. Ray Liebau (US)

Precious Lord, Take My Hand – arr. Arnold Sevier (US)

Battle of Jericho – arr. Moses Hogan (US



Selections TBA

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