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Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble

jenny lind vocal ensemble

Contact: Dr. Michael Zemek, director; Gail Baldwin, accompanist

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

The Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble is a select treble ensemble for those wishing to develop advanced choral skills and a better understanding of various styles of choral music composed for sopranos and altos. The ensemble’s chosen repertoire — from folk to contemporary, ancient to modern — focuses on moving forward and upward, overcoming challenges and celebrating compassion. 

Michael Zemek
Dr. Michael Zemek directs the Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble

The Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble performs concerts on campus each term, at community events and on their annual tour. The ensemble’s most recent tour was a three-day, three-performance tour, “Yonder Come Day,” in Indiana and Ohio.

The ensemble is named after Jenny Lind (1820-1887), a Swedish opera singer known as the “Swedish Nightingale” and considered the finest coloratura of her day.  

Augustana Symphonic Band in Japan

Highlights from Augustana's music ensemble spring tours

This spring, the Augustana Symphonic Band traveled to Japan, while the Augustana Choir and Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble toured the Midwest.

Patrick McNally

Vikings and opera – beyond the cliché

Athleticism and the arts are a natural at Augustana, especially in opera. Football lineman Spencer Warfield  ’23 and fencer Soryn Richter  ’26 take the stage in “Amahl and the Night Visitors” on April 21 and 23.

Vättern College Choir

Swedish visiting choir to perform April 13

The choir of SVF-Vättern College, Jönköping, Sweden, will perform at Augustana on Thursday, April 13, as part of their 2023 spring tour of Illinois and Minnesota. 

Jenny Lind concert

The winner of the prestigious Jenny Lind Scholarship will present a concert. Soprano Josefine Mindus will be accompanied by pianist Rebecka Elsgard. See flyer.