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The Augustana Choir in Ascension Chapel.

A tradition of touring

The Augustana Choir and Augustana Symphonic Band have a tradition of touring across the country and around the world that goes back decades.

The ensembles tour on a three-year rotation to the Midwest, another region in the United States and overseas. Many current students and alumni say the highlight of their Augustana experience was touring with an ensemble.

This year the Symphonic Band will make its first tour of Spain. Nearly 60 members of the ensemble will perform in and visit the cities of Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Segovia and more. Follow the band's adventure on Facebook! 

The Augustana Choir will stay closer to home in Illinois and Wisconsin. The choir will work with hundreds of high school students and perform for many alumni and friends as they travel to Rockford, Naperville and Arlington Heights in Illinois, and Appleton, Madison, Ripon and Waukesha in Wisconsin.

Everyone is welcome to attend a choir performance. All performances are free.

Choir itinerary

Feb. 17: Travel to Rockford, Ill., for a workshop and clinic at Boylan Catholic High School and a 7:30 p.m. concert at First Lutheran Church, 225 S. 3rd St. The Boylan Choir will perform with Augustana at the concert.

The pre-concert reception has been canceled.

Feb. 18: Madison, Wis., workshop and clinic with the Madison Youth Choir and 7 p.m. concert at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Ave.

The pre-concert reception has been canceled.

Feb. 19: The choir will travel to Ripon, Wis., to sing at services at Grace Lutheran Church, 430 W Griswold St. The choir will perform at 3:15 p.m. at Ripon College, 300 Seward St.

Feb. 20: A concert at 7 p.m. concert, followed by a reception, at First English Lutheran Church, 326 E North St., Appleton, Wis.

Feb. 21: Travel to Waukesha, Wis., for a workshop and clinic at Waukesha West High School and a 7 p.m. concert and reception at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St.

Feb. 22: Travel to Arlington Heights, Ill., for a workshop and clinic with Lake Zurich High School and James Conant High School, and a 7:30 p.m. concert at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 1234 N. Arlington Heights Rd.

A reception will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Peggy Kinnane's Irish Restaurant and Pub, 8 N. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. Hearty appetizers will be served and a cash bar will be available. Cost is $15.

Register for the Arlington Heights reception

Feb. 23: Workshop and clinic with Metea Valley High School and Yorkville High School in Naperville, Ill., and a 7 p.m. concert at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 815 S. Washington St., Naperville.

A reception will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Meson Sabika, 1025 Aurora Ave., Naperville. Cost is $15.

Register for the Naperville reception

March 12: The choir will perform its Home Concert at 3 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 Brady St., Davenport.

Program

Program

Combined choir selections:

Consecrate the Place and Day, Lloyd Pfautsch 

Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal, arr. Alice Parker 

Exsultate, Brian Edward Galante (b. 1974) 

Esto Les Digo, Kinley Lange (b. 1950) 
   Katie Griswold, soprano 

Improvisation on Ubi Caritas
   Ubi Caritas, Gregorian Chant
   Ubi Caritas, Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986) 
   Tu es Petrus, Gregorian Chant
   Tu es Petrus, Maurice Duruflé 

Alleluia, Fredrik Sixten (b. 1962) 

Õhtul, Pärt Uusberg (b. 1986) 

Rotala, Juris Karlsons (b. 1948) 

Fengyang Song, arr. Chen Yi (b. 1953) 

Mo-Li-Hua, arr. Hyo-won Woo (b. 1974) 

Mamayog Akun, Fabian Obispo (b. 1947) 

Let My Love Be Heard, Jake Runestad (b. 1986) 

So I’ll Sing With My Voice, Dominick Argento (b. 1927) 

Children of the Heavenly Father, arr. Jon Hurty (b. 1959)

Contact:

Connor Kealey, manager of performance tours and arts promotion, 309-794-7323

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