Conductor/composer René Clausen will bring The Concordia Choir from Moorhead to perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Educational Services Building, in Brainerd.

Clausen, a world-renowned composer and conductor, conducts the 72-voice a cappella choir and is the artistic director of the Emmy-winning Concordia Christmas Concerts seen by audiences of 18,000 each year and televised nationally through PBS. Clausen has written more than 120 commissioned compositions for ensembles across the world, and the Kansas City Chorale recording "Life and Breath: Choral Works by René Clausen" won two Grammy Awards.

Clausen, celebrating his 33rd year at Concordia, has programmed a varied set including German and Russian motets, sacred works from the modern era, folk music, hymns, spirituals and songs of the earth by Rachmaninoff, Bach, F. Melius Christiansen and Eric Whitacre, to name a few.

Tickets are available at, by calling 800-838-3006 or at the door.