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Augustana Choir

Augustana Choir

Conductor: Jon Hurty

Rehearsals: Monday 4:30-5:45 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 4:15-5:30 p.m. 
Wednesday 4:30-5:45 p.m.

See complete details on fall 2020 auditions

This highly select mixed ensemble performs a wide variety of music in major concerts, special events and on tour. The choir has released a number of recordings, and has performed on commercial and public radio and network television.

The Augustana Choir requires a high level of musicianship and a serious time commitment. Students from any academic field may audition. The choir rehearses daily, and gives as many as 20 performances each year. The choir also takes a annual tour.

Students in the Augustana Choir also participate in the Handel Oratorio Society.

jon hurty
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. 

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.

 

     

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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