Gustavus musicians to present recently discovered music

Michael and Bonnie Jorgensen will be the guests of Scandia Lodge – Sons of Norway on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
Their story begins with a call from some friends in St. Peter, Minn., who were cleaning out their attic. Knowing that the Jorgensens were musicians, they asked if they would like to have some boxes of old sheet music that had been in the attic for decades. The Jorgensens said of course and as the old saying goes, “the rest is history.”
The Jorgensens discovered a treasure of music composed by Theodora Cormontan (1840-1922). Cormontan immigrated from her native Norway and spent the next 30 years in Minnesota. The Jorgensens will perform selected pieces from the over 150 compositions written by Cormontan. In the presentation, you will also learn more about Cormontan and the many challenges she faced in the United States. Cormontan’s music features charming melody, intriguing harmonies, rhythmic energy and a sparkling sense of creativity all will enjoy.
The Jorgensens are both accomplished professional musicians. They are both on staff at Gustavus Adolphus college where Bonnie is a staff accompanist and Michael serves as Professor of Music.
The public is invited to this performance on Tuesday evening, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 800 Waconia Pkwy N in Waconia.  There is no charge for admission. For more information about the Jorgensens, visit