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2014 Great Lakes Concert Tour &General | 11 Mar 2014

Abiding in Michigan

I am writing this blog post from Frankenmuth, Michigan. We just performed our third concert of the tour. The day involved a long bus ride, but our concert this evening at Bronner Performing Arts Center was presented by King of Kings Ev. Lutheran Church, and it was wonderful. I thought it was our best so […]

2014 Great Lakes Concert Tour &General | 11 Mar 2014

Becoming a Morning Person

I?ve never been a morning person, so our 7:30 a.m. bus pick-up time from our hotel in Escanaba, Michigan, didn?t exactly appeal to me. In fact, it?s 11:58 a.m. and I still can?t say that I?m completely awake. Movies on the bus, endless lines of trees, and a full stomach from lunch make my eyes […]

General | 10 Oct 2013

Music Speaks Louder Than Words

The cliche ?music speaks louder than words? has held true this semester. Music touches in ways that nothing else can. It is our universal language that is used to express life. Music, unlike words alone,?touches not only our thoughts, but our hearts as well. A few weeks ago, my beloved Nana (grandma) passed away. While […]

Christmas Festival Concerts &General | 10 Oct 2013

Once You Enter Those Doors…

?My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing and make music with all my soul.? (Psalm 108:1) Greetings and Welcome, After a beautiful and adventurous summer, the school year has begun with equal excitement and anticipation for what lies ahead; and nothing gives me greater joy than to be reunited with the Wisconsin Lutheran […]

Fall Mini Retreat &General | 09 Oct 2013

Here’s to Another Year With the Family

What a blessing it is to be reunited with my choir family once again! Last year at this time, I had barely been introduced into the family and did not yet quite understand the “magical unity” that alumna, Melody, spoke of in her blog post?earlier this year. It is incredible to think that already a […]

2014 Great Lakes Concert Tour &Choir Alumni &General | 27 Sep 2013

Memories in the Making: Connected to Generations of Wisconsin Lutheran Choir Alums

Hello Music Lovers! We are already five weeks into the start of my senior year of college; my last year of school ever. It is the ultimate feeling of bittersweet I have as I look around at my fellow choir members, all of which by now, are either in my class or younger than me. […]

2013 United Kingdom and Ireland Tour &General | 13 May 2013

Packing Ponderings

It?s that time of year again?packing season. The season crammed in between the rush of school and the equally ?packed? summer. Nostalgia hits as I gather up all of my possessions that I have managed to accumulate over my last full academic year while I frantically scramble to clean up the disaster that I?ve left […]

2013 Wisconsin Weekend Tour &General | 25 Jan 2013

Getting Back into the Rhythm of Things

After almost five weeks of break, working, or J-term classes it is time to “hit the books” once again. Days quickly fill up with time in the classroom, hours in the library, group meetings, and campus jobs – something that, for most, seems to be a far cry from the preceeding weeks. Although it may […]

Concerts &General | 13 Dec 2012

Great Memories, Emotional Moments, and Close Friends….

Welcome to Nina, soprano section leader and our newest choir blogger! Hello Readers, and Merry Christmas! Well, our final concerts have ended, which leaves us seven weeks until we can sing together again. In these past three years of my time at WLC, I have found that the thing I look forward to the most […]

Fall Mini Retreat &General | 17 Sep 2012

Life Lessons from a Child’s Eyes

Throughout our lives, we are reminded that it is sometimes beneficial to think like a child, or perceive reality in the way that a young mind would. During stressful points, it is common to notice, and even admire, the carefree attitudes of children, ignorant of societal and personal struggles. In the Bible, we are reminded […]

Concerts &General | 12 May 2012

Links of God’s Grace

We?re heading into exam week! The year has gone by so fast; I barely know what?s hit me! Last weekend was our final concert where we performed Dan Forrest?s Three Nocturnes. As is the custom, before each concert, we have a section meeting. These meetings usually consist of going over little things to remember about […]

2012 Southeastern Tour &Concerts &General | 02 Apr 2012

The Journey’s End Brings New Beginnings

?Well, it?s over.? This was my initial thought in the middle of the night as I quickly drifted off into sleep after returning home from our southeastern concert?tour. All of the behind-the scenes organizing, months of practice, and the eager anticipation were in the past. The climax of the choral year has so abruptly changed […]

2012 Southeastern Tour &General | 02 Apr 2012

That’s How We Roll

Hello Choir Followers! It is now our third week back at school after our choir tour down to the southeastern US. We all had a fantastic time bonding over Disney World, the beach, our terrific concerts, and how full we were after meals and in between. I want to take a second to thank all […]

2012 Southeastern Tour &General &Uncategorized | 29 Mar 2012

Attention Aboard the Cabin….

Meghan documents the latest adventures on her journey to grad school…. ?Attention aboard the cabin, we are making our final descent into Indianapolis.? ?Is ?Faites-lui mes aveux? still your aria?? ?You got this, mezzo!? ?The practice rooms are sound-proof!!? ?The practice rooms are all full?? ?Let?s just take it from the ?Schicchi? section?? Over the […]

2012 Southeastern Tour &Concerts &General | 17 Mar 2012

Homeward Bound

Written Friday evening…. Georgia greetings, Ya?ll! Today we made our way to Risen Savior Lutheran Church in Pooler, Georgia for our final full-length concert of the tour. At this point on tour, it is obvious that life on the road has begun to test our physical and mental endurance. Nonetheless, both choirs put on outstanding […]

2012 Southeastern Tour &Concerts &General | 16 Mar 2012

Back in the groove… for now

Written on the motorcoach Thursday afternoon…. After a wonderful free day spent in the Orlando area, the members of the Wisconsin Lutheran Choir are ready for another concert experience. Tonight we perform at Victory Lutheran in Jacksonville. The concerts have been going splendidly and tour has been flying by. The hardest thing to realize is […]

2012 Southeastern Tour &Concerts &General | 15 Mar 2012

A Magical Free Day

It?s been a great tour so far. The concerts have been uplifting and the audiences, even more so. The hosts have been very gracious and very kind for opening their churches and homes to us. Free day was great. The choir was excited to get a day to relax and re-energize for the upcoming concerts. […]

2012 Southeastern Tour &General | 14 Mar 2012

A “Well-Oiled Machine”

Hello Choir Followers, Right now I am sitting on the bus listening to so many different things going on. I have a group next to me playing a card game, groups in front of me talking, groups behind me watching movies, and I?m sitting here writing to everyone reading, which brings me to my favorite […]

2012 Southeastern Tour &Concerts &General | 14 Mar 2012

That’s right, we’re in FLORIDA!!

HOWDY! Goodbye snow and hellloooooooooooooo sunshine! Today [Monday, March 12] we arrived in the sunshine state of Florida! As we drove across the state line, a unison cry of ?hooray!? sounded on the tour bus. Sunshine, a warm breeze, and palm trees galore?needless to say, it is GOOD to be here. We just finished our […]

2012 Southeastern Tour &General | 14 Mar 2012

On the Bus to Lawrenceville, GA

Hello choir followers! This is my first blog of this year?s Southeastern Choir Tour, so I?ve got some catching up to do. Here?s what I’ve got so far. The first day (Friday) was basically a day full of driving. We drove all the way to Kokomo, IN, which incidentally is the name of one of […]

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