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“Christmas at Augustana” with COVID-19

Connie Krupa November 26, 2021

After a one year break due to the unfortunate outbreak of COVID-19, a very special tradition is returning: Christmas at Augustana! In previous years, the musical talent of Augustana comes together to put...

Declaring your major: Hesitancy is valid

Bethany Abrams March 16, 2021

On Feb. 13, an email was sent out to all first-year students at Augustana College regarding the eligibility to begin declaring majors. With an online form, declaring a major is an easy and quick process....

Augustana to conduct two graduation ceremonies for class of 2020

Augustana to conduct two graduation ceremonies for class of 2020

April 16, 2020

Due to COVID-19, Augustana College has made unprecedented changes to provide students education and services, including reworking their graduation ceremony. On Tuesday, April 14, the college announced...

The Real Group’s Emma Nilsdotter (Left), Lisa Ӧstergren (Center), and Anders Edenroth (Right) performing at Wallenberg Hall onTuesday, February 11th, 2020.

Swedish a cappella group stuns Denkmann

Collin Schopp February 20, 2020

Denkmann’s Wallenberg Hall was stuffed with students, faculty and community members alike this past Tuesday, Feb. 11. Only a few empty seats peppered the edges of the audience, and five microphones sat...

Inclusivity should be uniform

Paige Sheppard September 26, 2019

This year, the Augustana choral department has decided to ditch the old concert uniforms and opt for something more gender-neutral. Just like most vocal ensembles around the United States, Augustana has...

Dr. James Lambrecht conducts the Symphonic Band before Saturdays concert. The ASB just returned from their tour in Spain. Photo by Kevin Donovan

Augustana Choir and Symphonic Band return home

March 17, 2017

Over this past spring break, the Augustana Choir and the Symphonic Band went on tour representing Augie on both the national and international level as they shared their music with different communities....

First-year students in Augie choir after seven year break

September 9, 2016

It’s been seven years since Augustana’s top choir, Augustana Choir, has included first-year students in the mix. This year, with the departure of, Aaron Humble, who directed the Wennerberg ensemble...

Bergendoff Spotlight: alumna returns to roots

October 3, 2015

Event planning itself is hard enough, what with logistics, timing, and organization of details. Imagine having to do that while direct and run a music activity such as a band or choir. Well that’s where...

Augustana Choir to tour European countries

May 6, 2015

While many students will be packing up to go home as Spring term ends, Augustana Choir members will be packing up to go on their next adventure. The Augustana Choir will be touring in Europe over the summer...

Photo by Linnea Ritchie.
Daniel Culver conducts the Augustana Symphony Orchestra during rehearsal on Dec. 1. The orchestra will perform on Dec. 5 and 6 during the “Christmas at Augustana” annual concert. It will perform alongside other Augustana ensembles, including the Wennerberg Men’s Chorus and the Augustana Brass Ensemble.

Holiday tradition continues with 'Christmas at Augustana'

December 5, 2014

This upcoming weekend Augustana’s music ensembles will join together to perform at the annual “Christmas at Augustana” concert. “Christmas at Augustana,” is an Augustana tradition, featuring...

Conductor Jon Hurty directs the Augustana Choir from the College Center Boardroom. The choir had to move its Monday rehearsal due to Bergendoff being closed.
Photo by Ryan Silvola.

Pipe burst closes Bergendoff and Centennial

September 15, 2014

The Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts and Centennial Hall were closed today due to a chilled water line that burst in a mechanical room on Friday night. Vice President Kent Barnds said the burst in Bergendoff...

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