The Augsburg Choir

Augsburg Choir

The 57-voice Augsburg Choir, this year under the direction of Mark Sedio ’76, celebrates along 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 83rd 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.


2016-2017 Performances:

Monday, October 17, 2016 – 4:30 p.m.
Meet the Composer – Ēriks Ešenvalds

Sunday, November 6, 2016 – 10:30 a.m. Worship
Central Lutheran Church
333 S 12th St.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 – 7 a.m.
Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast
Bloomington, Minnesota

Advent Vespers
Friday, December 2 at 5 & 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 3 at 2, 5, & 8 p.m.

Central Lutheran Church
Reservations Required

Saturday, February 11 – 5 p.m. Mass
Basilica of Saint Mary
88 17th St N, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Sunday, April 9 – 4 p.m.
Participate in Toivo Kuula: “Sabbat Matter” American premier
Central Lutheran Church
333 S 12th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA

Additional Spring Performances
Details to be posted soon!