Center for the Arts & Spirituality | Past Events

Normandale Lutheran Church believes that nurturing the arts is an avenue for the growth of one's spiritual journey. Understanding that all gifts are given from God in Jesus Christ, we facilitate and encourage artistic expression.

CAS LogoThe Center for the Arts & Spirituality (CAS) strives to cultivate the arts and spirituality in a variety of ways. In addition to written expression, the visual and performing arts invite all to find God in ways beyond words. Sculpture, poetry, music, movement, dance, and more allow us to express our faith and grow on our spiritual journey.

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February 2020

Iowa State Singers & St. Michael-Albertville Concert Choir
Saturday, February 15 | 7:00 pm | Sanctuary

The Iowa State Singers return to NLC, along with the St. Michaels-Albertville High School Concert Choir, to present this mid-winter choral concert. The Iowa State Singers will share their music with us in worship the following day.


September 2019

Organ Recital Series 2019-2020
Gunter Kennel, Organist | Sept 29, 2019

Gunter Kennel, Cantor to Berlin, Germany, will present settings of hymns for the liturgical year from Advent through the final Sunday of the church year, showcasing the many new and improved colors and sounds of our newly-restored pipe organ. German composers from all eras plus settings of his own will be featured, providing a chronological sampling of the German art of hymn improvisations from Bach through today. You won't want to miss!

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March 2019

March Concert Series
Encore Wind Ensemble | March 10
Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis Family Concert | March 16

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January 2019

Wade in the Water | January 26, 2018
An Evening of Music & Conversation with Theodicy Jazz Collective

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March 2018

March Concert Series
Minneapolis Civic Orchestra Family Concert | March 10
Sara Aimee' Smiseth | March 18
Iowa State Singers | March 24

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Winter 2018

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot | February 17, 2018
An Evening of Music & Conversation with Theodicy Jazz Collective

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Fall 2017

Seeking the Spiritual in Prose and Poetry | October 8, 2017
A Conversation with Lynn Domina, Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew, and Susan Palo Cherwien, moderated by Steve Staruch

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Winter Festival 2017

Winter Festival | Light Eternal | January 29, 2017
Cantus in Concert Premiering a Work by Composer Cary John Franklin

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Fall Festival 2016

Peace through the Visual Arts | September 18, 2016
An invitation to Touch, Experience, and Hear Peace through the Visual Arts with artist, Mac Gimse and composer Dan Kallman

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