Sounds of Luxembourg Concert Series
Each Spring, the LACS sponsors its Sounds of Luxembourg Concert Series. In partnership with Luxembourg’s Ministry of Culture and Music LX, the LACS hosts a multi-venue concert tour featuring Luxembourg’s premiere, young professional musicians. The Sounds of Luxembourg Concert Series takes the mission of the LACS out to various Luxembourg American communities beyond Wisconsin. Not only do attendees experience some of Luxembourg’s finest musical talent, but they also get the opportunity to personally interact with these guest musicians. The Luxembourg musicians also find it meaningful to experience first-hand the enthusiasm of the Luxembourg American community.
The LACS is proud to bring the Men’s Chorale of Luxembourg to Winona as part of their first musical tour to the United States. Winona County is the largest settlement of Luxembourgers and their decedents in the United States and was selected by the LACS as one of five limited venues for the Men’s Chorale of Luxembourg 2013 United States performance schedule.
The Chorale will perform on:
Monday, August 12 at 7:00 p.m.
at the Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels of Saint Mary’s University
(former St. Teresa Campus)
1155 W. Wabasha, Winona.
The Chorale will also perform on:
Wednesday, August 14 at 7:30 p.m.
at the Basilica of Saint Mary,
88 N. 17th Street, Minneapolis.
The Chorale will perform a variety of classical, traditional and sacred music in various languages including English, Latin, German, French and Luxembourgish. While in the United States, the Chorale will perform in Belgium, Wisconsin, Los Angeles and New York.
Concerts are free of charge and all are welcome and invited to attend.
General Background: The Luxembourg American Cultural Society & Center (LACS)
The Men’s Chorale Of Luxembourg (Chorales Réunies d’hommes de Luxembourg) was formed in 2006 as the merger of the following seven men’s choirs from five communities: Alzingen, Albert Bousser, Cessingen, Merl, Belair, Neudorf and Weimershof. With talents combined, the Men’s Chorale of Luxembourg offers a wide range of voices and a broad variety of musical genres including classical, spiritual, Lëtzebuergesch and contemporary. The Chorale sings in numerous languages including Lëtzebuergesch, French, German, English and Latin and has performed throughout Luxembourg and Europe. This is the Chorale’s first official America concert tour and the LACS is thrilled to have the Men’s Chorale as our special musical guests.
In 2009, the LACS opened its world-class Luxembourg American Cultural Center in New Luxembourg, Belgium, Wisconsin, USA. The Cultural Center is home to the Roots and Leaves Museum which portrays Luxembourg, past and present, as well as the unique story of Luxembourg emigration to the United States. The museum is housed in the restored 1872 Mamer – Hansen Stone Barn, the last Luxembourgish stone barn in Wisconsin. In addition, the Cultural Center is home to the Dooley –Wagner Research Center, the largest research facility for Luxembourg studies and genealogy in North America.
In 2009, His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg was present for the dedication of the Cultural Center. At that time, he bestowed his High Patronage upon the Luxembourg American Cultural Society and Center.
In 2012, Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Jean Claude Juncker visited the Cultural Center. Annually, the Cultural Center welcomes thousands of visitors from throughout the United States, Europe and beyond.
The LACS Mission
The LACS brings its mission to life through numerous activities, programs and events held throughout the United States and Luxembourg.