The Augsburg Choir

The Augsburg Choir

The 70-voice Augsburg Choir, under the direction of Peter Hendrickson, celebrates a long tradition of excellence in choral music. Praised for its high level of musicianship, the ensemble performs a diverse repertoire including compositions by well-known Scandinavian and American composers as well as a wide variety of music from throughout the world. The Augsburg Choir has premiered works by Knut Nystedt, Stephen Paulus, Steve Heitzeg, Carol Barnett, Egil Hovland, Kari Tikka, and Sigvald Tveit.

The Augsburg Choir’s annual Advent Vespers services are regularly broadcast on public radio. In 2004, the 25th anniversary year, Twin Cities Public Television recorded and broadcast Advent Vespers, which was subsequently awarded a Regional Emmy Award. The Choir regularly tours locally, nationally, and internationally. In addition to national tours throughout the United States, the Choir has toured in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Germany and China.

The Choir, in it’s 79th year, upholds the College’s history of choral excellence dating back to the early part of this century. While honoring its roots in the Scandinavian Lutheran choral tradition, the Augsburg Choir has developed a generous and free choral sound, performing music from China to Colombia and South Africa to Russia. This choral tradition encompasses not only the mission of Augsburg but also the legacy of noted conductors such as Larry L. Fleming and Leland B. Sateren.

 

2014-2015 Performances:

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Worship: 11 a.m.
St. Olaf Lutheran Church
2901 Emerson Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Phone: 612-529-7726

Advent Vespers
Friday, December 5 at 5 & 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 6 at 2, 5, & 8 p.m.

Central Lutheran Church
Reservations Required

Sunday, February 8, 2015
8:30 & 9:45 a.m. Worship
St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church
17205 County Road 6, Plymouth, Minn.

Friday, February 13, 2015
7:30 p.m., MMEA
Convention Center, Minneapolis

Saturday, February 21, 2015
5 p.m. Mass
Basilica of Saint Mary
Corner of Hennepin Avenue & N. 17th Street, Minneapolis

March 2015
The Augsburg Choir, Regional Tour

Friday, May 1, 2015
5 p.m., Augsburg Baccalaureate
Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg College