A concert and discussion with honorary degree recipient
Morten Lauridsen '65
Recipient, 2007 National Medal of Arts
Distinguished Professor of Composition at USC's Thornton School of Music
Featuring the Whitman College Chorale
Conducted by Jeremy Mims, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music; with organist Melissa Loehnig '05, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
Following a short presentation by Morten Lauridsen '65, the Whitman College Chorale will perform Lux Aeterna, one of Lauridsen's most popular choral works. Written in 1997, Lux Aeterna is composed of five movements set to various Latin texts about light.
Lauridsen attended Whitman College for two years before leaving to pursue music at a conservatory at the University of Southern California. He has long been a professor of composition at USC's Thornton School of Music and is a prolific composer whose choral music has become a staple to choirs around the world. His works have been performed on more than 200 CDs, five of which received Grammy Award nominations.
The Whitman College Chorale was founded more than 100 years ago. It has a rich tradition of performing masterworks from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
This event is free and open to the public.
Live video stream will be available at: new.livestream.com/WhitmanCollege/lauridsen