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2014 Augustana Choir Tour

The Augustana Choir, the college's premiere choral ensemble, will tour the Midwest from February 21-March 1, 2014. Under the direction of Dr. Jon Hurty, the ensemble will perform 10 concerts. See below for the itinerary, program and promotional information.

If you are interested in hosting the choir for a future concert, please contact Sam Schlouch at (309) 794-7833.

Check out the choir's Facebook page and YouTube channel for photos and videos from tour!

Itinerary

February 21, 2014 - Prior Lake, Minn., canceled due to weather.

February 22, 2014 - Des Moines, Iowa, St. John's Lutheran Church, 7:30 p.m.

February 23, 2014 - Fairfield, Iowa, Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m.

February 24, 2014 - Rockford, Ill., First Lutheran Church, 7:30 p.m.

February 25, 2014 - Springfield, Ill., First Presbyterian Church, 7:30 p.m.

February 26, 2014 - Manchester, Mo., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7:30 p.m.

February 27, 2014 - Jeffersontown, Ky., Christ Lutheran Church, 7 p.m.

February 28, 2014 - Cincinnati, Ohio, ACDA Central Division Convention, 1:30 p.m.

March 1, 2014 - River Forest, Ill., Grace Lutheran Church, 7:30 p.m.

March 14, 2014 - Tour Home Concert, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa, 8 p.m.

Program

Song of Praise, Knut Nystedt (b. 1915)
O Heiland reiß die Himmel auf, Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Long Road, Ēriks Ešenvalds (b. 1977)
Balleilakka, A. R. Rahman (b. 1966), arr. Ethan Sperry
For the Beauty of the Earth, Philip Stopford (b. 1977)

Mary and the Angels
Midnight Clear, Matthew D. Nielsen (b. 1984)
Today the Virgin, John Tavener (1944-2013)
Богородице Дево, радуйся (Bogorodĩtse Dẽvo, raduisya), Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

Songs of Praise
Praise to the Lord, F. Melius Christiansen (1871-1955)
My Song in the Night, Paul Christiansen (1914-1997)
Nitaimba Sifa, Seth Ole Sululu (b. 1973)
Pilgrims' Hymn, Stephen Paulus (b. 1949)
Sit Down Servant, Stacey V. Gibbs (b. 1962)

Promotional Materials

8.5x11
Posters

11x17
Posters

Photos
(click for high-resolution images):

Prior Lake

Des Moines

Fairfield

Rockford

Springfield

Manchester

Jeffersontown

River Forest

Prior Lake

Des Moines

Fairfield

Rockford

Springfield

Manchester

Jeffersontown

River Forest

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