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Augustana Choir

Augustana Choir

Conductor: Jon Hurty

Rehearsals: M/W 4:00-5:00 p.m., T/TH 4:30-5:45 p.m.

A highly selective mixed ensemble that performs in major concerts, special events and on tour, the Augustana Choir is internationally celebrated for vocal virtuosity, tonal mastery, discipline, unity, keen intonation and joy in performance. 

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Jon Hurty directs the Augustana Choir.

Established in 1931, the Augustana Choir has been conducted by Dr. Jon Hurty since 1996. Under Hurty’s direction, the choir has performed at Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York City, as well as many major cathedrals and concert venues in Sweden, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, Austria, Japan, Korea, Spain and France. See the Augustana Choir’s 2018 European Tour itinerary.

The choir focuses on the highest quality choral literature from the Renaissance through the 21st century. It has released a number of recordings and is frequently invited to perform on commercial and public radio, as well as network television.

Rehearsing daily and performing as many as 20 concerts each year, the Augustana Choir requires a high level of musicianship and serious time commitment. Students in choir also participate in the Handel Oratorio Society.

Brian Jozwiak
More Than I Imagined ​Brian Jozwiak
“The euphoric rush that the choir experienced each concert, night after night, was indescribable.”
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Juliana Han

Pianist Han found teaching at Augustana an easy decision

Dr. Juliana Han traveled a long and winding road to her new job as assistant professor of music at Augustana College.

daniel chetel

Passionate Augie orchestra conductor is going places

 If you see Daniel Chetel strolling the Augustana College campus, you’d be forgiven for thinking he’s a student. The boyish 34-year-old  embodies the artistic drive and passion of many of his students. And as conductor of the 75-member Augustana Symphony Orchestra, Chetel literally is going places.

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Oct. 26 concert to reflect on anniversary of armistice

The Augustana Choir and Augustana Choral Artists will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with themes of war and peace at their fall concert Oct. 26.

Evan Sammons, saxophone

Evan Sammons will play a recital of classical and contemporary saxophone works.

Grace Dwyer, piano

Grace Dwyer will perform her senior recital on piano.

She is from Hawthorn Woods, Ill., and is majoring in music and Spanish.