Northwestern Choir

We seek to glorify, unify, and inspire through our choral music.
Northwestern Chior 2017 showcase

Conducted by Timothy Sawyer, the Northwestern Choir is an auditioned mixed ensemble of 65–75 upper division student voices. The choir performs primarily sacred a cappella music of all style periods and occasionally presents major choral works with the UNW Orchestra.

Devoted to the highest level of choral performance, the Northwestern Choir seeks to sing from the heart and to glorify God in every aspect of their music and life together in Christian community. Our mission is to bring the light of Christ through God-honoring, dynamic, choral music. We perform where few collegiate choirs have gone before, from hometown venues to the greatest cathedrals in Europe.

Choral Music from the Heart

Glorification • Unification • Inspiration

In the Northwestern choral program, we believe we are called to glorify God, to be united in the love of Christ, and to live by the power of the Holy Spirit. As we sing, we seek to grow together unified in song, ultimately impacting our community and world.

“. . . that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ . . . . 
-Colossians 2:2

We believe our music-making is an act of relational stewardship:

To God Himself – an Audience of One
Therefore, I will praise you, O LORD, among the nations; I will sing praises to your name. 
-II Samuel 22:50

To one another
Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
-Ephesians 5:19-20

To music and the artistic process
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. . . . Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.
-Galatians 5:22-26

To our audiences
Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD.
-Psalm 102:18

For the building of the Kingdom of God
Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and all these things will be added unto you.
-Matthew 6:33 Soli Deo gloria (To the glory of God alone)

Northwestern's 2018 Baltic Choir Tour Schedule

Saturday, May 12, 2018
1:00 p.m.  
Cathedral of Saint Paul   
Bon Voyage Concert   
239 Selby Ave 
St. Paul, MN 55102

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
 7:00 p.m.   
Vilnius Cathedral 
Šventaragio g.
Vilnius 01143, Lithuania

Friday, May 25, 2018  
Riga St. Matthew Baptist Church 
61 Matῑsa iela
Riga, Latvia

Sunday, May 27, 2018
11:00 a.m.   
Salem Baptist Church   
Kalevi tänav 76
Tartu, Estonia

Sunday, May 27, 2018
5:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church   
Riia tänav 27
Tartu, Estoni

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
7:00 p.m.
St. Olaf’s Church
Lai 50, 10133
Talinn, Estonia

Tour History 

2016-17: March 2-9, 2017 Florida
2014-15: April 30-March 5, 2015 Wisconsin 
2013-14: May 20-June 5, 2014 Czech Republic and Hungary 
2012-13: March 6-11, 2013 South Dakota
2011-12: March 1-8 2012 Arizona

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