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Biography
Recognized for expressive singing and inspired programs, Magnum Chorum brings artistry and spirit to a cappella choral music. The 50-voice chamber choir presents colorful concerts, commissions and premieres new sacred works, and provides music for worship services. Founded in the choral tradition of St. Olaf College, the choir welcomes classically-trained singers of all backgrounds devoted to excellence in sacred choral music. Auditions for singers are held each spring. Now in its 19th season, Magnum Chorum also serves as Choir in Residence at Westwood Lutheran Church in St. Louis Park.

Magnum Chorum has performed with distinguished conductors including Weston Noble, Dale Warland, Kenneth Jennings, Anton Armstrong, Philip Brunelle, René Clausen and Osmo Vänskä. The choir has collaborated with prominent composers including Stephen Paulus, Frank Ferko, Libby Larsen, and Ralph Johnson. The ensemble has been featured at conferences of the American Choral Director’s Association, American Guild of Organists, and American Hymn Society.

The choir’s recordings are broadcast on public radio and classical music stations. The most recent recording, Love Divine, features the choir live in concert during the 2008-2009 season (released Nov 2009). Magnum Chorum’s name is intended to convey the importance of the choir in expressing the divine and the infinite through voice,music, and text.

For more information, visit magnumchorum.org or call (612) 924-4111.
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