Feb. 5: Augustana Choir to Perform in Sioux Falls
The Augustana Choir, under the direction of Dr. Weston Noble, legendary conductor of the famed Nordic Choir at Luther College, will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls.
In addition to the music, the concert will also be visually meaningful – the Choir will perform against a backdrop of stained glass designed and created for Gloria Dei by Augustana's Scott Parsons, assistant professor of art.
About the Conductor
A highly accomplished and honored American music educator and conductor, Noble is serving the Augustana Choir as guest conductor for the 2011-2012 school year.
He had a 57-year tenure as a conductor and teacher at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, where he received national and international acclaim as conductor of the Luther College Nordic Choir from 1948 to 2005, the Luther College Concert Band from 1948 to 1973, and as guest director for over 900 All-State bands, orchestras, choirs, and festivals across four continents.
Noble holds five honorary doctorate degrees: Augustana College, St. Olaf College, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Carthage College and Wartburg College. He was awarded the St. Olav’s Medal from King Harald V of Norway for his contributions to Norwegian-American relations.
Tickets are $12 for adults; $8 for seniors and students K-12; and are free for those with a valid Augustana ID. Tickets can be purchased at www.augietickets.com or by calling the Augustana Box Office at 605.274.5320.