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2016 Augustana Choir Tour

The Augustana Choir will tour California Feb. 19-28, 2016. Under the direction of Dr. Jon Hurty, the ensemble will perform six concerts.

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

See the Augustana Choir Facebook page and YouTube channel for photos and videos from tour.

This performance tour is partially funded through generous assistance from the Meredith Foundation. 


Friday, Feb. 19 Hill Auditorium, Ontario, Calif. (more) 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20 California Lutheran University (Samuelson Chapel), Thousand Oaks, Calif. (more) 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 21
An alumni reception will be held before the performance.
California State University at Fullerton (Meng Hall), Fullerton, Calif. (more) 4:00 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 22 First Presbyterian Church, Santa Barbara, Calif. (more) 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 23 Workshop & performance at Santa Barbara High School
Wednesday, Feb. 24
An alumni reception will be held before the performance.
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, San Francisco (more) 7 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 25 Workshop & performance at The College Preparatory School in Oakland
Thursday, Feb. 25 First Congregational Church, Berkeley, Calif. (more)

7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 11 St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa (more)

8 p.m.


Psalm 150: Haleluyah! Andrew Bleckner (b. 1964) 
Haec Dies William Byrd (c. 1540-1623) 
Spa˜séñiye so˜délal Pavel Chesnokov (1877-1944) 

To the Mothers in Brazil: Salve Regina Lars Jansson (b. 1951); arr. Gunnar Eriksson (b. 1936) 
How Can I Cry Moira Smiley 
Prayer of Saint Francis Barrie Cabena (b. 1933) 

Bogoróditse Djévo Arvo Pärt (b. 1935) 
A Spotless Rose Paul Mealor (b. 1975) 

Rivers of Light -Eriks Ešenvalds (b. 1977) 
Deep River arr. Stacey Gibbs (b. 1962)  
Wade in de Water arr. Allen Koepke (1939-2012)  

Optional Selections:
Saints Bound For Heaven arr. Alice Parker (b. 1925) and Robert Shaw (1916-1999)  
Children of the Heavenly Father arr. Jon Hurty (b. 1959) 

Promotional Materials


2015-2016 Augustana Choir
Photo credit: N-2 Photography

Press Release:

The Augustana Choir to spread message of social justice during California tour

Augustana Choir in the news

Uppsala Nya Tidning's Katarina Glantz raves about the choir's 2008 performance in the Uppsala Cathedral.

The Dispatch-Argus' Jonathan Turner tells of the choir's storied past with Sweden.