Nordic Choir, founded in 1946, is the flagship choral ensemble of Luther College. In 1948, Weston Noble began a 57-year tenure that would bring the choir into national and international acclaim as a premiere collegiate choral ensemble. In Fall 2005, Luther College was thrilled to welcome Dr. Craig Arnold as director of choral activities and conductor of Nordic Choir. Nordic Choir has toured extensively throughout the United States, performing in countless churches, schools and concert halls, including Lincoln Center, New York; Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.; Orchestra Hall, Chicago; Orchestra Hall and the Historic State Theatre, Minneapolis; the Ordway Music Theatre, St. Paul, Minn.; Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Crystal Cathedral, Los Angeles; and the Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City. Nordic Choir has also appeared at national American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) conventions in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and Kansas City, and at the Music Educators National Conference in Kansas City. Nordic Choir has been selected to perform at the 50th anniversary national convention of the ACDA in Oklahoma City, March 2009. Nordic Choir has made numerous concert tours of Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, Russia and Eastern Europe. In 2000 and 2003, the choir revisited the college's founding roots with tours to Norway and Scandinavia. In 2006, Nordic Choir toured Europe with concerts in Italy, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. Nordic Choir will be featured in concert throughout France, Spain and Italy in May 2009. Other notable appearances for Nordic Choir include a performance of the Mozart Requiem with the Minnesota Orchestra in 2001 and Chichester Psalms with the Des Moines Symphony in 2003. Nordic Choir has also recorded extensively, releasing at least one CD per year. Recent titles include Everlasting God (2007), The Road Home (2006) and The Culmination of an Extraordinary Career, reflecting Weston Noble's final tour as conductor. Nordic Choir performances are also included on the CD and DVD of Christmas at Luther 2005 and the 2006 and 2007 Christmas at Luther CDs. Christmas at Luther 2008 will filmed and broadcast nationally by Twin Cities Public Television. It will also be available on DVD and CD recordings.