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Augustana Choir to sing at Augustana Lutheran Church!
Thursday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.
As part of their spring tour, Augustana Choir from Augustana University, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, will present a program here at Augustana Lutheran Church. Tickets are not required. There will be a free-will offering.
Augustana Choir has a rich history spanning more than 90 years. The choir, founded in 1921, was chartered by the faculty of Augustana College to “serve God, the Church, and our school” through choral music. In the words of the choir’s founding conductor, Dr. Carl Youngdahl, the choir would “perform a cappella and could thereby appear in the smallest of churches as well as the largest, and our concert would be a sermon in song.” Today, The Augustana Choir continues to bring sacred choral music of the highest caliber to people around the region, nation, and world.
For ninety years, The Augustana Choir has taken its mission most seriously and its traditions have been upheld and nurtured under the tutelage of several conductors. Today, the choir is under the direction of Augustana’s fifth conductor, Dr. Paul Nesheim, who has conducted there since 2012.
Long recognized as one of the preeminent a cappella choral ensembles, the choir is noted for the honesty of its presentation and its recognition of the importance of maintaining Lutheran choral traditions. Over the past ten years, they have appeared in international concert venues on six tours, sharing their music with the people of France, England, Norway, Austria, Wales, Germany, Ireland, and Italy.
We are pleased to welcome them to Augustana. Please come!