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Augustana Oratorio Society

Handel Oratorio Society
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Dr. Jon Hurty conducts the Handel Oratorio Society.

Conductor: Jon Hurty

Rehearsals: M 7-8:30 p.m.

The Augustana Oratorio Society, originally named the Handel Oratorio Society, was formed in 1880 by Augustana theology Professor Olof Olsson. It consisted of students and choirs in Moline, Rock Island and Andover, Ill. Their first concert in 1881 was part of the celebration of Holy Week. 

The society has performed Handel’s "Messiah" and other oratorios almost every year. The ensemble is celebrated for exploring the riches of choral-orchestral literature. 

The musicians of the Augustana Oratorio Society include community members, Augustana students, and members of the Augustana Choir. 

Any Augustana student may sing with the Oratorio Society. Participation does not meet scholarship participation requirement. More information is available from  Dr. Jon Hurty.

 

anderson pavilion

College invites community to Chill on the Hill Sept. 25

Augustana College invites the community to Chill on the Hill Sept. 26 with music at the Anderson Pavilion.

Augustana Choir Director Dr. Jon Hurty and students outside Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam, Germany.

Augustana Choir tours Germany, Czech Republic 

Members of the Augustana Choir shared their love of music in Europe, performing six concerts during a post-graduation tour of Germany and the Czech Republic.

Julie Hamann

Making music in new Bergendoff spaces

Phase I of the three-phase Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts re-creation is complete. Julie Hamann ’82 Elliott was a lead supporter of the project. On May 12, she performed a piano and voice recital for family and friends in Hamann Concert Hall.

Chill on the Hill

Augustana College invites the campus and community to Chill on the Hill, featuring local bands the White Tornado and Subatlantic.

Quad City Symphony Orchestra: 'Ode to Joy'

The Quad City Symphony Orchestra will feature Jonathan Bailey Holland’s "Ode" and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, featuring a full chorus led by Dr. Jon Hurty, Augustana professor of music.