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Music at Normandale

At Normandale music is central to our worship. Music is an expression of praise, prayer, contemplation, and reflection that connects us more deeply with each other and with God. Divine connection can be found in the alternating sounds and silence of music, especially when experienced together. Explore and participate in a choir or ensemble and share your gifts with us, or join us at one of our monthly concerts.

Have a child who loves to sing?

Join our Children’s Choirs! 

In middle school or high school and looking for a place for you?

Check out Youth Choir! 

Do you have the gifts of music?

Join an adult music group!

Interested in watching music?

Watch here!

Liturgical Dance Group

Are you a dancer who wants to share your gift during worship? Liturgical dance in our community brings beauty and movement to the worship experience in ways that we cannot accomplish otherwise. Normandale's Liturgical Dance group welcomes dancers of any age to help lead worship through movement. The Liturgical Dance group dances in worship four times throughout the year. Rehearsals are accomplished in a combination of initial, one-time workshops where the dance is learned and weekly follow-up rehearsals where the dance will be touched up and mastered.  The workshops are currently scheduled for Sundays, October 15, December 10, February 11, March 11, and April 8 from 1:00-3:00pm. Weekly run-through rehearsals will be held on Wednesdays following workshops until the date of the dance in worship from 5:00-5:30 pm. Rehearsals and choreography are under the direction of Colleen Lindstrom who holds a BA in Dance from Gustavus Adolphus College. As the Liturgical Dance program does not currently include technique classes and frequently requires the dancers to have the ability to quickly pick up movement and choreography, enrollment in an outside dance program with classes a minimum of once a week is required.

If interested in sharing your gift of dance with the Liturgical Dance group, and would like more information, including a rehearsal schedule, please contact Colleen Lindstrom at

“Dance, like music, helps us express our deepest feelings when words are insufficient.  The Sacred Dancers at Normandale are a group of young and talented worship leaders, who offer their gift of worship through movement.”  - Colleen Lindstrom

2017-2018 Concert Series

Center for the Arts & Spirituality | Seeking the Spiritual in Prose & Poetry
October 8, 2017 | 1:00 pm

Reformation Hymn Festival Commemorating the 500th Anniversary the Reformation
Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 4:00 pm | Central Lutheran Church*

Augsburg Centennial Singers
Sunday, November 12, 2017 | 3:00 pm

Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis, Normandale Choir
Christmas at Normandale, a VEAP Benefit Concert | Vom Himmel Hoch, Felix Mendelssohn
Sunday, December 10, 2017 | 4:00 pm

Theodicy Jazz Collective
Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 8:00pm | Concert
Sunday, February 18, 2018 | 8:45 & 10:45 | In Worship

Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis Family Concert
Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 11:00 am

Sara Aimee Smiseth | Tracing Edvard Grieg
Sunday, March 18, 2018 | 3:30pm

Iowa State Singers | Iowa State University
Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 7:00pm

Hymn Festival Honoring and Highlighting the Life Work of John Ferguson
Friday, April 27, 2018 | 7:30 pm | Boe Memorial Chapel, St. Olaf College*

Normandale Choir Tours

The Normandale Choir tours every four years; most recently, the Choir toured in Ireland in July 2014. Listen to highlights from the trip here > The Choir will tour in Italy in 2019.