Augustana Choir Goes on Tour

Augustana Choir Tour 2018

Event Details


Date: March 9 - March 12, 2019

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public; a freewill offering may be made to support Augustana


With spring break tour stops in Minnesota and Iowa, The Augustana Choir will be directed by Guest Conductor Dr. Steve Grives.

Tour concerts are presented at no charge. A free-will offering may be taken.

The following locations are part of the tour:

  • Saturday, March 9 — 7:30-9 p.m. at Westwood Lutheran Church (9001 Cedar Lake Rd.) in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • Sunday, March 10 — 3-4:30 p.m. at Augustana Lutheran Church (1400 Robert St. S.) in West Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Sunday, March 10 — 7:00 p.m. at St. Philip's Lutheran Church (1401 15th St W.) in Hastings, MN
  • Monday, March 11 — 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, (3510 72nd St) in Urbandale, Iowa
  • Tuesday, March 12 — 7-8:30 p.m. at Morningside Lutheran Church (700 S. Martha St.) in Sioux City, Iowa

The Augustana Choir's singers bring sacred choral music of the highest caliber to people around the region, nation and world.


About the Conductor

Dr. Steve Grives has been named as the sabattical replacement for Dr. Paul Nesheim, Director of The Augustana Choir, for the Spring 2019 semester at Augustana University. A native of New York, Dr. Grives earned the DMA in Choral Literature and Performance from the University of Colorado, an MM in Choral Conducting from the University of Maine, and a BA in Music from Bowdoin College. 



Prior to coming to Augustana, Dr. Grives served as director of choral activities at South Dakota State University (2003-12) and as a visiting professor the University of Nebraska/Lincoln (2017), Loras College (2015-16), North Central College (2015) and at DePaul University (2012-14). In addition to his work in academia, Dr. Grives conducted church and community choirs in Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois and South Dakota. Currently, he is the choir director at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Dr. Grives serves on the editorial board of Choral Journal and has just completed his term as Music and Worship Chair for North Central ACDA. His articles have been published in Choral Journal and the International Choral Bulletin, and he has presented interest and reading sessions at state, regional, and national ACDA conferences. He is active as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator across the Midwest.