Magnum Chorum

A nonprofit organization

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Recognized for expressive singing and inspired programs, Magnum Chorum brings transforming artistry and spirit to a cappella choral music. Founded in the choral tradition of St. Olaf College in 1991, the 55 voice choir presents colorful concerts, commissions and premieres new sacred works, and provides music for worship. Magnum Chorum serves as Choir in Residence at Westwood Lutheran Church in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

In 2018, Dr. Dwight Jilek was appointed Artistic Director of Magnum Chorum. The choir was previously led by Artistic Directors Jin Kim (Founding Director), David Dickau, Christopher Aspaas, and Mark Stover. The choir has performed under the direction of guest conductors Anton Armstrong, René Clausen, Kenneth Jennings, Sigrid Johnson, Brian Schmidt, Sandra Peter, Matthew Olson, Craig Arnold, Allen Hightower, Dale Warland, and Weston Noble; and performed with Philip Brunelle, Craig Hella Johnson, and Osmo Vänskä.

Magnum Chorum has championed young composers through its composer-in-residence program including Stanford Scriven, Benjamin Simmons, Scott Senko, and Zach Westermeyer, and premiered Sermon on the Mount by award-winning composer Paul John Rudoi. The choir has also collaborated with prolific composers including Ēriks Ešenvalds, Matthew Peterson, Jake Runestad, Ralph Johnson, Frank Ferko, Libby Larsen, Dan Kallman, Robert Morris, Stephen Paulus, and Kenneth Jennings.

The ensemble has been featured at regional and national conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, Chorus America, American Guild of Organists, American Hymn Society and College Music Society. In 2017, Magnum Chorum performed in the premiere of the Raymond W. Brock commission with the Minnesota Chorale, Homing by composer J.A.C. Redford, at the 2017 National ACDA Conference in Minneapolis under the direction of Robert Spano.

The choir’s recordings are broadcast in the U.S. and Canada on public radio and classical music stations. The name, Magnum Chorum, is intended to convey the importance of the choir in expressing the divine and the infinite through voice, music, and text.

Your generosity delights us beyond our wildest dreams! Every gift, magnificent or modest, strengthens our mission to bring transforming artistry and spirit to listeners who are inspired by its message. We invite you to consider our challenge to increase your support for Magnum Chorum! Try doubling your gift, stepping up to the next giving category, or adding a zero! 70% of our funding comes from listeners like you who are moved by our music. Your generous gift is tax deductible and carefully used. We are pleased to accept cash, credit cards, and gifts of appreciated stock.

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Organization name

Magnum Chorum

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Arts & Culture


P.O. Box 16600
Minneapolis, MN 55416



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