In January 2020, the Pacific Lutheran University Choir of the West will be touring to New Mexico and Colorado. The tour will stop in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Colorado Springs, Boulder and Denver.

The concert repertoire will include several motets, both modern and from 18th century Germany, Shakespeare Songs by Matthew Harris, the North American premiere of Psalm 117 by Daniel Knaggs, spirituals arranged by Moses Hogan, Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine by Eric Whitacre, and a world premiere piece by PLU student Thomas Wheeler.

Concerts do not require tickets. A goodwill offering will be accepted.

The Choir of the West was established in 1926 and has a long history of excellence. The choir was one of the first Lutheran college choirs to tour regionally, nationally and internationally, and has appeared at numerous conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, the National Association for Music Education and the National Collegiate Choral Organization. Choir of the West has received top awards at European choral competitions, and has premiered new works by renowned composers. In January of 2020 a new album, There Will Come Soft Rains (music by Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds) will be released on the Signum Classics label.

Media partners: Click here for a press release with tour and album information.


Public Performances

St. John's CathedralWednesday, January 22
St. John’s Cathedral
“Cathedral Connects Series” from 11:30-11:55am
318 Silver Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM  87102




University of New Mexico Keller HallWednesday, January 22, 7:30 PM
University of New Mexico
shared performance with UNM choirs
Keller Hall, Center for the Arts & Art Museum
203 Cornell Dr
Albuquerque, NM 87106



Immanuel Presbyterian ChurchThursday, January 23, 7:00 PM
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
114 Carlisle Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM  87106

School Visits

Wednesday, January 22
University of New Mexico

Thursday, January 23
La Cueva High School

Thursday, January 23
The Bosque School

Santa Fe

Public Performance

Cathedral Basilica of St Francis of AssisiFriday, January 25, 7:00 PM
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
131 Cathedral Pl.
Santa Fe, NM 87501

School Visit

Friday, January 24
Santa Fe High School

Colorado Springs

Public Performance

First Lutheran ChurchSunday, January 26, 7:00 PM
First Lutheran Church
1515 N Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO  80907

School Visit

Monday, January 27
The Vanguard School


Public Performances

St Paul Lutheran ChurchTuesday, January 28, 7:00 PM
St. Paul Lutheran Church
1600 Grant St.
Denver, CO  80203




Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate ConceptionThursday, January 30, during daily Mass
Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
from 12:10-12:45pm
1530 Logan St.
Denver, CO  80203



Augustana Lutheran ChurchThursday, January 30, 7:30 PM
Augustana Lutheran Church
5000 E Alameda Ave
Denver, CO  80246

School Visits

Tuesday, January 28
Fairview High School, Boulder

Tuesday, January 28
University of Colorado Boulder

Wednesday, January 29
Cherry Creek High School, Greenwood Village

Thursday, January 30
Arvada West High School, Arvada

Friday, January 31
Broomfield High School, Broomfield