Northwestern Chamber Choir to present fall concert Oct. 26


The Northwestern Chamber Choir will present its fall concert on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. Those attending are asked to follow university regulations and to wear a mask at all times in the building. A livestream will be available at

Director of Choral Activities Dr. Nicholaus B. Cummins will direct the choir.

The program is called “Celestial Songs” and is comprised of three different sections: “Sacred Psalms,” “Songs of Stars” and  “Songs of Water.” Each section will be comprised of three selections dealing with each topic.

The Northwestern Chamber Choir, founded in 1987, is the flagship choral ensemble at Northwestern State. The Northwestern Chamber Choir is comprised of 34 undergraduates encompassing a variety of different majors throughout the university. The choir frequently collaborates with composers and conductors for projects including “For a Breath of Ecstasy,” commissioned from Michael Trotta and “The Falling Stars” commissioned from Richard Burchard.  The Northwestern Chamber Choir was be the featured choir at the 2017 Louisiana Music Educators Association conference and was selected to perform at the 2019 Eighth National Collegiate Choral Conference National Conference in Maryland.  Earlier this year, they placed in the top four of the Leonardo da Vinci Choral Competition in Florence, Italy.  The Chamber Choir has also placed second in the Laurea Mundi Budapest in Budapest, Hungary and Second and Best Interpretation in the AVE VERUM ICC in Baden, Austria. Cummins and the Northwestern Chamber Choir have been invited to premiere the “Stabat Mater” by composer Richard Burchard in London, England at the Southwark Cathedral in June 2023.