Luther Bach Choir

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Luther Bach Choir

For over 40 years, the Choir has contributed to the university and to the Regina community by providing concerts each year on behalf of Luther College. As the name “Bach” implies, the Luther Bach Choir focuses on music from the Baroque period, a style of European music dominant from about 1600 to 1750, but its repertoire includes sacred music and hymnody from every period. Traditionally, the Luther Bach Choir presents annual concerts marking Reformation/All Saints (end of October or early November), Advent (beginning of December), and Passiontide (Palm Sunday).

Upcoming Events

Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 3:00 p.m.
Music for Holy Week
Rex Schneider Auditorium

All are welcome! Freewill offering. Refreshments to follow.

Membership

Members of the Luther Bach Choir include Luther alumni from both the High School and University campuses, students and faculty , parents and other friends of Luther, and Regina musicians with many years of choral singing experience.

Director

William Ireton (U’18) assumed the role of Director for the 2023-2024 season. Will holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Fine Arts (Music Concentration) from the University of Regina through Luther College and a Masters of Conducting from the University of British Columbia. He has previously led choral ensembles at First Presbyterian Church in Regina and has worked with the UBC Chamber Choir, Oriana (Treble Chorus), and the UBC University singers.

Past Directors

  • Dr. Carl Cherland - 1982-2008
  • Dr. Melissa Morgan (U'01) - 2008-2009
  • Jonathan Achtzehner (HS'98, U'04) - 2010-2020
  • Michael Angell - 2022-2023

The Lutheran Choral Tradition

Martin Luther (1483-1546) understood music as a way to encourage people into active participation in the Christian faith, and as a means for learning and expressing the faith. He understood that singing sacred music puts scriptural texts into the mouths of ordinary people. Following Martin Luther, Lutherans have always valued choirs and choral singing. Members of the Luther Bach Choir are proud to continue this Lutheran tradition of singing to the glory of God, with enthusiasm, but with humility. Soli deo gloria. To God alone the glory.