New Wine

New Wine is a youth drama/musical ministry of Zion Lutheran Church in Cloquet. The group’s name is inspired by the 5th Chapter of Luke where Jesus challenges us to get rid of the old categories in which we’ve thought about religion and our relationship with God and pour our New Wine into new wineskins. The group promotes Christian fellowship, friendship, and understanding among the students, who come from varied religious backgrounds and traditions. The group is starting it's 31st year.

In 2019 New Wine performed the production of Godspell and took it on tour all the way to West Yellowstone, WY and back, boasting  58 9-12th graders from area schools and representing several local congregations of various denominations.

In 2020 through the midst of the pandemic New Wine was able to be extremely creative in their programming to produce a movie version of the musical Children of Eden. The students put in so much work, and the outdoor movie was a huge success!

Upcoming Performances

New Wine 2021 Presents: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

  • Saturday, June 19th at 7:00 pm

    New Life Community Church, Carlton

  • Sunday, June 20th at 7:00 pm

    Leif Erickson Park, Duluth. POSTPONED to June 28.

  • Monday, June 21st at 6:30 pm

    St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Esko

  • Tuesday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm

    Concordia Lutheran Church, Dulth

  • Wednesday, June 23rd at 6:30 pm

    Elim Lutheran Church, Duluth

  • Friday, June 25th, Saturday, June 26th and Sunday June 27th at 7:00 pm

    Zion Lutheran Church, Cloquet

New Wine 2021 ~ JOSEPH

We are proud to announce that the 2021 New Wine group will be performing the production Joseph. The group is already hard at work with rehearsals every Sunday evening from 3-6pm as a large group, with smaller group rehearsals throughout the week.

Joseph will be performed in late June 2021. Performances are scheduled for Zion on June 25-27th at 7:00 PM.

Auditions for New Wine 2021 were held in early February. Please watch Zion's website each fall and spring for information on the next year's auditions!

New Wine Directors

New Wine is blessed with incredible, dedicated directors.

In her 9th year with the organization, the New Wine Theatrical Director is Amanda Olsen (

Back for her 5th year with the group, the New Wine Musical Director is Jennifer Osborne (

New Wine also has an amazing group of advisory board members, parents, and supporters ~thank you to you all!

Jennifer Osborne, Musical Director

Hello! My name is Jennifer Osborne and I have been the Music Director for New Wine since 2017. I live in Esko, MN with my husband, Tom (pictured here with me!). We have four children, all of which have been involved in New Wine. It was truly a life-changing experience for them, so when Zion asked me to direct the music I felt called to accept.

I thoroughly enjoy working with the talented, kind, welcoming, and dedicated young people in New Wine. I adore them and they continue to impress me at every single rehearsal! God is ever-present in New Wine and I feel so blessed to be able to witness His miracles within this amazing group.

I have a degree in Instrumental Music Education from St. Olaf College and I am currently the Band Director at Stella Maris Academy and for the Families Enriching Education Together Home-school Co-op. I also direct all the youth music at Elim Lutheran Church in Duluth.

In my spare time I enjoy my precious family time, pontoon rides at my cabin, traveling with friends, playing trumpet, family road trips, and hanging out with my adorable pets.

Amanda Olsen, Theatrical Director

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