Weekly on Tuesdays, Mindekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in Minneapolis adjacent to Norway House, hosts a luncheon with a speaker or performance of interest to our community. This month: The Norwegian Glee Club of Minneapolis:
The Norwegian Glee Club of Minneapolis is a Member Chorus of the Norwegian Singers Association of America. Our purpose shall be to bring together men of Norwegian birth or ancestry, or others who are interested in choral singing, for their enjoyment and the enjoyment of others; To provide concerts when and where requested, bringing Scandinavian musical treasures to the public; And to promote a feeling of good-will among its members. The Norwegian Glee Club was formed on August 7, 1912, by the remaining members of two other choruses: the Norwegian Good Templar Singing Society and the Hugnad Male Chorus. The original roster consisted of 26 members. Since both prior choruses had been members of the Norwegian Singers Society and had attended the 1912 National Sangerfest in Fargo, ND, the Glee Club immediately joined the Society and attended the next Sangerfest in 1914. The Club has been active in every Sangerfest since then. National Sangerfests have been held in many cities. The Glee Club has been the host city at several of these events and recently was the host in 2014. The 2018 Sangerfest will be held on May 31 – June 2, in Decorah, Iowa.
11:00am Fellowship and Lunch
11:45am Devotions and Announcements
12:00pm-1:00pm Cultural Program
$7 suggested donation is received at the door.
Elevator access from north parking lot entrance.