The Luren Singing Society is the earth's oldest Norwegian-American male chorus, now in our 148th year of continuous existence in the United States. We love to sing!
Members of The Luren Singers live in the states of Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, and we perform concerts mainly throughout the Upper Midwest by invitation. Performances are designed to suit the audience, setting, and season, and our repertoire includes a broad spectrum of ethnic, contemporary, classic, patriotic, stage show, spiritual and Christian music.
Every two years, The Luren Singers participate in "Sangerfest" our national singers convention, which performs public concerts together with guest orchestras and other artists. Sangerfest 2006 took place in our hometown of Decorah, Iowa. In 2008, Sangerfest was in Fargo, North Dakota, and 2010 was in Madison, Wisconsin. 2012's Sangerfest took place at the Pheasant Run Resort in Chicago suburb St. Charles, Illinois, and this year, we performed in the Ted Mann Hall for the performing arts on the University of Minnesota campus in the Twin Cities. The 2016 Sangerfest will be in Sioux Falls, SD, and Sangerfest 2018 will return to Decorah, coincident with the 150th anniversary of The Luren Singers.
The Luren Singers have sung for the King of Norway at the royal palace in Oslo, and we are planning our sixth tour to Norway since 1969 for June of 2015.
We invite you to get to know us here, and to come share the joy of singing at one of our performances. Watch here for times and places near you. Vel mødt som bedst!