Recognized for expressive singing and inspired programs, Magnum Chorum brings artistry and spirit to a cappella choral music. The 60-voice choir presents colorful concerts, commissions and premieres new sacred works, and provides music for worship. Founded in 1991 in the choral tradition of St. Olaf College, the choir welcomes singers of all backgrounds devoted to musical excellence in sacred choral music.
Magnum Chorum has been led by prominent Artistic Directors including Mark Stover, Christopher Aspaas, David Dickau and Founding Director Jin Kim. The choir has performed with distinguished guest conductors including Dr. Anton Armstrong, Kenneth Jennings, Craig Arnold, Allen Hightower, Dale Warland, Weston Noble, René Clausen, Philip Brunelle, Craig Hella Johnson, and Osmo Vänskä, and collaborated with celebrated composers such as Stephen Paulus, Frank Ferko, Libby Larsen, Kenneth Jennings, Ralph Johnson and composers-in-residence Stanford Scriven, Benjamin Simmons and Paul John Rudoi.
The ensemble has been featured at regional and national conferences of the American Choral Director’s Association, Chorus America, American Guild of Organists, American Hymn Society and College Music Society. The choir’s recordings are broadcast in the U.S. and Canada on public radio and classical music stations. Our name, Magnum Chorum, is intended to convey the importance of the choir in expressing the divine and the infinite through voice, music, and text.