Morten Lauridsen Residency

Morten Lauridsen
Morten Lauridsen


Regrettably Cancelled!

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Morten Lauridsen will be in residency with the EMU Choirs from April 6-9, 2020. Area high school students, community members, and college and university students will have multiple opportunities to work with Dr. Lauridsen over the course of these four days. We invite you to consider how you and your singers might want to be involved. Countless thousands of choral musicians have sung Dr. Lauridsen's choral music across the span of the past forty years. We hope you will take the opportunity to meet him while he is here in Michigan. To view the documentary on Dr. Lauridsen, visit the Shining Night website.

Participating Area Ensembles

Pioneer High School, Chelsea High School, Clarkston High School, Skyline High School, Saline High School, Huron High School, Measure for Measure, Ann Arbor Community Choir, Lincoln High School, Jackson North West, and the ensembles from Eastern Michigan University. Join us today!

  • Monday, April 6, area high school singers with join with Dr. Brandon Johnson and Morten Lauridsen to discuss and perform his large choral-orchestral work LUX AETERNA. This event will be an opportunity to learn more about this vital work added to the choral literature by Dr. Lauridsen. Performance on Monday evening at 7:30 p.m., Sweetest Heart of Mary in Detroit. Tickets to the concert will be available at the door and is open to the public.
  • Tuesday, April 7,area community ensembles and high school choirs have the opportunity to receive private coaching from Dr. Lauridsen on his compositions. This event is a tremendous opportunity for you and your singers to connect with Dr. Lauridsen in a more intimate setting.
  • Wednesday, April 8, College and University composition, music education, and choral student have the opportunity to meet Dr. Lauridsen and to discuss his compositions directly with him. Dr. Lauridsen will have the chance to answer questions, give lectures, and meet and greet future professional musicians.
  • Thursday, April 9 is the EMU Invitational Choral Festival. This event is an opportunity for your singers to work with both Dr. Brandon Johnson and Dr. Morten Lauridsen over the course of one day. Students can come as individuals, quartets, or full ensembles to join in the festival choir. Gala Concert will be held at Pease Auditorium at 7:30. Tickets to the concert will be available at the door and is open to the public.

Festival Choir Music

  • En Une Seule Fleur, from Les Chansons des Roses, Morten Lauridsen
  • Prayer, Morten Lauridsen
  • O Come, Let Us Sing Unto the Lord, Morten Lauridsen

If you would like to register your students or for more detailed information, contact us today. The fee is $25 per student for each event.