Holy Trinity Lutheran Church hosts internationally acclaimed composer Jake Runestad
Sun 27 March
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. Pre-service music on the mighty Margaret L. Wendt Memorial Organ begins at 10:25 a.m.
Jake Runestad is an award-winning and frequently performed composer of musical works that are “highly imaginative” (Baltimore Sun) and “moving and uplifting” (Miami Herald). He has received commissions and performances from leading ensembles and organizations such as Washington National Opera, VOCES8, Swedish Radio Symphony, Netherlands Radio Choir, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Seraphic Fire , the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philippine Madrigal Singers, and more. “The Hope of Loving”, the debut album of Jake’s music, recorded by Craig Hella Johnson and Conspirare, received a 2020 GRAMMY nomination. Jake’s visceral music and charismatic personality fostered a jam-packed schedule of commissions, residences, workshops and conferences, allowing him to be one of the youngest full-time composers in the world. Considered “one of America’s finest young composers” (Chicago Tribune), Jake Runestad holds a master’s degree in composition from Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Conservatory where he studied with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts. , as well as having mentorship from acclaimed composer Libby Larsen. Originally from Rockford, IL, Mr. Runestad is currently based in Minneapolis, MN.