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!

New Wine 2022

 It’s time start the 2022 New Wine Season! Auditions will be held at Zion Lutheran Church on Monday, November 22nd and Tuesday, November 23rd from 4:30-8:30pm (Mon) 6:30pm (Tues) for any student in grades 9-12 interested in participating in New Wine this year. Before signing up for an audition time, please complete the online audition form. Make sure you read everything carefully as there is important information regarding tour. You do not have to audition by singing for us if you only want to be in the chorus (no solos), however you must complete a form by November 22nd. If auditioning for solo roles, please choose a song that best shows off your vocal ability and be sure to bring your own recorded accompaniment. Show will be decided after the audition process. Please spread the word! If you have friends interested in New Wine, encourage them to join our Facebook page. See you soon! We can’t wait!!

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 (aolsen@interimduluth.com)


Back for her 5th year with the group, the New Wine Musical Director is Jennifer Osborne (jenosborne820@gmail.com).


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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