Angelus and University Chorale in Concert

AU's Spring Angelus Concert is April 7

Event Details

Date: April 7, 2018

Times: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Chapel of Reconciliation, Augustana University

Ticket Info: Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for seniors (65+); and free for students K-12 and those with a valid Augie ID.

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Augustana Performing and Visual Arts presents the annual Spring Concert of Angelus and the University Chorale at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at the Chapel of Reconciliation on the Augustana campus.

The forty singers in Angelus, directed by Dr. Lisa Grevlos, will perform View Me, Lord, A Work of Thine (from Thoughts and Remembrances) by Jackson Berkey; How Can I Keep From Singing? arranged by Gwenyth Walker; Ola Gjeilo’s Days of Beauty; Zachary Moore’s Always Keep This Close; and Will the Circle Be Unbroken, by J. David Moore. Pianist Katie accompanies, as does the Augustana String Quartet.

The 42 members of the University Chorale are directed by Dr. Russell Svenningsen. Their portion of the program includes I Heard a Voice by Thomas Tomkins and selections from A Procession Winding Around Me by Jeffrey Van with Geoff Gunderson on guitar. Arvo Pärt’s The Beatitudes and Selections from Magnificat feature Marilyn Schempp on organ.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors (65+) and free for students K-12 and those with an Augie ID. Purchase tickets online at

About the conductors:

Dr. Lisa Grevlos is professor of music and director of vocal studies at Augustana University. She directs the Augustana Opera Workshop Theatre program, conducts the Augustana Women’s Choir — Angelus, and teaches in the areas of applied voice, vocal pedagogy, singer’s diction, and choral music education. She received the Doctorate of Arts degree in voice performance and opera stage directing from the University of Northern Colorado. She holds master of music degrees from Northwestern University, Evanston, in voice performance and choral conducting, and she completed her undergraduate degree in music education at Augustana University.

Dr. Russell Svenningsen is Assistant Professor of Music at Augustana University, where he conducts the University Chorale, teaches music theory, and has a studio of voice students. Dr. Svenningsen holds an M.M., Choral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music and a B.M., Music Education, from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn. His D.M.A., Music Education, was awarded from Boston University where he studied with Dr. Roger Mantie.