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Augustana Choir Reunion, July 8-10, 2011

All Augustana College Choir alumni are invited to reconnect with friends, families and directors at a reunion July 8-10 in Naperville, Ill.

2011 is the 80th year since the choir was founded in 1931 by Dr. Henry Veld.

All of the choir’s conductors since 1966 will attend and will direct the reunion choir: Don Morrison (1966-1993), Roger Wesby (1993-1996) and Jon Hurty (1996-present). They are selecting music for the program and it will include pieces that most alumni know and love

This is an opportunity for choir members of many and differing eras to join together in celebrating the legacy of the Augustana Choir.


Registration for the reunion officially closed on May 1. You may call Augustana's Office of Parent and Alumni Relations at (800) 798-8100, ext. 7592, to be placed on a waiting list. The Planning Committee will get back to you within 24 hours. The deciding factors are available space on the risers and the quantity of music ordered.


Friday, July 8
7-10 p.m.
Welcome reception with hors d’oeuvres and beverages
Arrowhead Golf Club, 26W151 Butterfield Road, Wheaton, Ill., 60189. A free shuttle is available from the Hilton Garden Inn and Marriott Residence Inn.

Saturday, July 9
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
8 a.m.-8:45 p.m.: Registration opens. Come early to pick up your music and renew old friendships, and so you can be ready for rehearsal at 9 a.m. sharp.
9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Choir reunion, lunch, rehearsals and concert preparation.
7:30 p.m. Concert program
9 p.m. Alumni reception

Sunday, July 10:
9:30 a.m.: The Reunion Choir has been invited by Good Shepherd to participate in their 9:30 a.m. traditional worship service. All alumni are invited to sing.

Reunion location

The reunion choir will rehearse and perform at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Saturday, and also sing and worship there on Sunday. The church is at 1310 Shepherd Drive, Naperville, Ill.; phone (630) 961-9220.

Friday reception

A reception will be held from 7-10 p.m. Friday at Arrowhead Golf Club, 26W151 Butterfield Road, Wheaton, Ill. Those "significant others" who wish to play golf may want to consider Arrowhead's 36-hole layout as a Saturday activity. The club's phone number is (630) 653-5800.

Lodging, dining and attractions

This map indicates points of interest, dining, lodging and other useful links.


Hilton Garden Inn Naperville/Warrenville
28351 Dodge Drive, Warrenville, Ill., (630) 393-3223
The preferred rate of $104 plus tax includes a hot breakfast buffet. The inn has an onsite restaurant. A complimentary shuttle will be provided from the inn to the reception Friday. This 2-year old property is near shopping, restaurants, and has easy access to I-88.


Marriott Residence Inn Naperville/Warrenville
28500 Bella Vista Parkway, Warrenville, Ill., (630) 393-3444
The preferred rate of $99 plus tax that includes a hot breakfast buffet. A complimentary shuttle will be provided to the reception Friday.

$99 Marriott SpringHill Suites Naperville/Warrenville
4305 Weaver Parkway Warrenville (630) 393-0400

$74 Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites Naperville/Aurora
1847 West Diehl Road, Naperville, Ill., (630) 548-0966

$89 Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites Naperville
1820 Abriter Court, Naperville, Ill., (630) 577-1820


Hotel Arista at CityGate
2139 CityGate Lane, Naperville, Ill., (630) 718-1010


Hilton Lisle/Naperville
3003 Corporate West Drive, Lisle, Ill., (630) 505-0900


Super 8 Aurora
4228 Longmeadow Drive, Aurora, Ill., (630) 898-5419


Hyatt Lisle
1400 Corporetum Drive, Lisle, Ill., (630) 852-1234

If you have questions or if you live in the Chicago area and would like to offer your assistance, contact any of the Reunion Committee members:

Eric Smith (’82)

Ann (Young) Storm (’81)

Phil Storm (’84)

Brian Warner (’80)