May 4: Spring Choral Concert
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and are free to students K-12 and those with a valid Augustana ID. Tickets are available at www.augietickets.com.
The concert will feature choral variations on some of the best known hymns of the Lutheran faith.
More than 130 students will perform, many of whom will depart the following week for an appearance at Alice Tully Hall in New York’s Lincoln Center as part of Distinguished Concerts International set for Saturday, May 10.
The Augustana Choir, under the direction of Dr. Paul Nesheim, will perform Bach’s "Psalm 117: Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, Lord of the Dance," arranged by Larry L. Fleming; the Norwegian folk tune "My Heart is Longing to Praise my Savior," arranged by Leland Sateren; and Johannes Brahms' "The Wall of Heaven, O Saviour, rend!"
The Collegiate Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Russell Svenningsen, will sing selections including "Let Me Fly," arranged by Robert DeCormier, described as an "African-American spiritual hymn that imagines and yearns for the hope provided in the knowledge of everlasting life." In addition, they will sing "May Your Voice be at Peace," by local composer Deanna Wehrspann and "Longing for Home," a Norwegian hymn arranged by Halfdan Kjerulf.
Angelus, under the direction of Dr. Lisa Grevlos, will present "Adoramuste," a polyphonic Latin hymn by Josef Gabriel Rheinberger; "Were You There," an African-American spiritual hymn by Melba Williamson and Sandra Peter; and a setting of the well-known hymn "What a Friend We have in Jesus" by Dorothy Christopherson.
Angelus and Collegiate Chorale will also be singing the first movement from Robert Harris' large work "Gloria" that will be premiered at the Lincoln Center event.