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The Augsburg Choir

The 34-voice Augsburg Choir, under the direction of Kristina Boeger, 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 Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Germany and China.

The Choir, in it’s 85th year, upholds the University’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.

 

2018-2019 Performances:

Saturday, October 13 at 10 a.m.
Homecoming Worship – The Augsburg Choir will participate during worship
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Saturday, October 13 at 4 p.m.
Homecoming – Choral Showcase Concert
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
Open to all!  Reception to follow the performance
A freewill offering will be taken during the performance

Parking
> It’s Homecoming, so please allow a generous amount of time for parking, and plan to walk a bit!
> Parking will be available without a permit during Saturday’s events in Lots A, D, and L, and street parking along lot C.
> Please also consider using one of the ramps at the U of MN.  While not free … very convenient!

November 16-18
The Augsburg Choir will perform with the Rose Ensemble during their upcoming season event – Empire, Religion, War, Peace: Music from Europe’s 30-Year Conflict, 1618-1648

    • November 16 – 8 p.m., University Lutheran Church of Hope, 601 13th Ave SE, Minneapolis
    • November 17 – 8 p.m., St Albert the Great Church, 2836 33rd Ave S, Minneapolis
    • November 18 – 3 p.m., Church of the Assumption, 51 7th St W, St Paul
    • Tickets Required for each performance

Advent Vespers
Thursday, November 29, 8 p.m. (Open Dress Rehearsal)
Friday, November 30 at 5 & 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 1 at 2 & 5 p.m.
Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
Reservations Required (Available beginning October 19 at 12 p.m.)

…Spring performances to be added soon!

Promotional Images:

Augsburg Choir Photo #1 (Print Quality)
Augsburg Choir Photo #2 (Web Quality)