Join Augsburg alumni and the Augsburg Alumni Board for a dessert reception following the MasterworksChorale of Augsburg’s Spring Concert, “Finlandia Meets Earth Day,” onApril 23.
Visit with chorale members, members of the Augsburg Alumni Board,MasterworksDirector Dr. Peter Hendrickson’76, and composers Steve Heitzeg and Olli Kortekangas.
Admission to the concert is free.
RSVP onlineor call the Alumni Association to register at 612-330-1085.
MasterworksChorale of Augsburg Spring Concert – Finlandia Meets Earth Day Date:Saturday, April 23, 2016 Time:2 p.m.Concert 3:15 – 4:30 p.m.Reception Location:Central Lutheran Church,333 S. 12th St., Minneapolis, MN 55404
Featuring: Litanies for the Livingby Steve Heitzeg
Seven Songs for Planet Earth, byOlli Kortekangas– Midwest Premiere in Minneapolis
Seven Songs for Planet Earth, Finnish composer Olli Kortekangas’s symphonic cantata with Earth Day texts by Wendell Berry, will receive its Midwest premiere on the Earth Day weekend, withmezzo-sopranoNicole Warner’01,baritoneAaron Larson, Nancy Grundahl’s children’s choir Angelica Cantanti, and theMasterworks Chorale of Augsburg College, conducted by Peter Hendrickson. The work was first performed in 2011 in Washington D.C., and has since received both American and Finnish performances.
Auggies are everywhere! Beginning in February, alumni gatherings in Arizona coincided with Centennial Singers performances at eight churches. An alumni reception, dinner, and luncheon were hosted by Arizona Auggies and attended by President Pribbenow.
Alumni, parents, and friends in the Washington, D.C. area gathered for a reception held at OmniEarth Inc., a sci-tech start-up launched by alumnus Lars Dyrud ’97, who serves as President and CEO. While we enjoyed food and fun conversation, Provost and Chief Academic Officer Karen Kaivola discussed how Augsburg is educating students for a life of meaning and purpose in the 21st century.
An alumni reception at Scandinavia House, in New York City, helped celebrate what was the opportunity of a lifetime for Auggies who performed at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Peter Hendrickson ’76. He directed The Augsburg Choir in a mass chorale with members of the Masterworks Chorale and Choir alumni, who loved the chance to connect with classmates on a dream trip!
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