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|2020 All-State Chorus|
ALL-STATE CHORUS CONDUCTOR
Under Dr. Nelson’s direction, the choir has performed at multiple ACDA conventions, including the 2017 National Convention, and an unprecedented performance for the White House and the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. Internationally renowned composer Morten Lauridsen praised Nelson and the Wartburg Choir’s performance of his “O Magnum Mysterium” stating: “It was in the top echelon of any performance of that piece by any choir that I have ever heard.” The choir was honored as the national winners of The American Prize, College/University Choir Division in 2017. Nelson and the Wartburg Choir tour throughout the United States every year and they have sang in 12 different countries over the last 10 years.
A highly sought-after conductor, clinician and adjudicator, Nelson has directed all state and honor choirs throughout the United States and internationally. He has been invited to conduct at Carnegie Hall in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2019 & 2020. Earlier in his career, Nelson won the National ACDA Graduate Conducting Competition in Los Angeles and he received the Outstanding Young Choral Conductor of the Year, awarded by ACDA of Minnesota.
A champion of contemporary music, Nelson regularly commissions and performs new works of
choral literature. ECS Publishing distributes the Lee Nelson Choral Series both nationally and
internationally. Dr. Nelson earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Concordia College and a
Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Arizona.
2020 Chorus RepertoireYour Voices Tune (from Alexander's Feast) G. F. Handel (1685-1759)
SATB choir with piano edited by Don Malin
Sanctus (from Requiem, Op. 9) Maurice Durufle
SATB choir with organ, brass and timpani (1902-1986)
Durand S.A. Editions Musicales
We Can Mend the Sky Jake Runestad
SATB with soloists and percussion (b. 1986)
Jake Runestad Music LLC
I will Be a Child of Peace Elaine Hagenberg
SATB with piano
Soon We Will Be Done Kyle Pederson
SATB with 4 spoken word soloists and piano (b. 1971)
Galaxy Music Publishers (ECS)
O! What a Beautiful City arr. Shawn Kirchner
SATB choir divisi with piano and tambourine
Boosey & Hawkes
Aug. 17 - Sept. 7 Registration for Auditions
October 19 Announcement of Selected Ensembles at 8:00 am
Rehearsal CDs will be available in April.
Additional info will follow soon