The Augsburg Choir

The Augsburg Choir

The 55-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 Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Germany and China.

The Choir, in it’s 82nd 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.


2015-2016 Performances:

Friday, October 9, 2015
Homecoming Convo: 10 a.m.
Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg College

Saturday, October 10, 2015
Homecoming Chapel: 10 a.m.
Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg College

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Chapel: 10:40 a.m.
Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg College

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Chapel: 10:40 a.m.
Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg College

Advent Vespers
Friday, December 4 at 5 & 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 5 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.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Chapel: 10:40 a.m.
Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg College

Saturday, April 9, 2016
5 p.m. Mass
Basilica of Saint Mary
Corner of Hennepin Avenue & N. 17th Street, Minneapolis

Sunday, April 10, 2016 – 4 p.m.
Normandale Lutheran Church
6100 Normandale Road, Edina

Friday, April 29, 2016 – 8 p.m.
Home Concert – Augsburg Choir
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
Augsburg College

Saturday, April 30, 2016
8:30 a.m., Augsburg Baccalaureate
Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg College

May 2-11, 2016
The Augsburg Choir Tour