The Augsburg Choir

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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.

 

2013-2014 Performances:

Advent Vespers

Friday, December 6 at 5 & 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 7 at 2, 5, & 8 p.m.

Central Lutheran Church
Reservations Required

Saturday, February 15, 2014
5 p.m., Mass
Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis

Sunday, March 9, 2014
2 p.m., Performance
Holy Cross Catholic Church, Onamia

Friday, May 2, 2014
5 p.m., Augsburg Baccalaureate
Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg College

Friday, May 2, 2014
8 p.m., Bon Voyage Performance
Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg College

May 5-13, 2014
The Augsburg Choir, International Tour