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Choir, band and Jenny Lind ensembles set to tour

Three Augustana College ensembles will go on road this spring in the Midwest, East Coast and Japan.

Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble

The Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble will perform in the Milwaukee and Chicago area March 6-8. The group is a select women's ensemble for singers who wish to develop advanced choral skills, conducted by Michael Zemek.

The ensemble is named after Jenny Lind (1820-1887), a Swedish opera singer often known as the "Swedish Nightingale" and considered the finest coloratura of her day.

Augustana Choir

The Augustana Choir will tour March 21-27 with stops in Newton, Mass., Allentown, Pa., Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and New York City.

Established in 1931, the Augustana Choir has been conducted by Dr. Jon Hurty since 1996.

Augustana Symphonic Band

The Augustana Symphonic Band will perform in Tokyo, Nagoya and Hamamatsu, Japan, May 25-June 5.

The Symphonic Band is the college’s oldest ensemble, established in 1874 as the Silver Cornet Band. The band is composed of more than 60 student musicians with academic majors across the liberal arts.

The ensemble performs music written for the wind band. It is conducted by Dr. James Lambrecht.

The band tours on a three-year rotation to the Midwest, another region in the United States and overseas.

Schedules

Augustana Choir

All concerts are free and open to the public.

Saturday, March 21: 7 p.m., Bigelow Middle School auditorium, 42 Vernon St., Newton, Mass.

Monday, March 23: 7 p.m., Egner Chapel at Muhlenberg College, 2400 W. Chew St., Allentown, Pa.

Tuesday, March 24: 7 p.m., Epiphany Lutheran Church, 4301 Raspe Ave., Baltimore, Md.

Wednesday, March 25: 7 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 E Capitol St. NE, Washington D.C.

Friday, March 27: 7 p.m., St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 619 Lexington Ave., New York City.

Saturday, April 4: 3 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 Brady Street, Davenport, Ia

Augustana Symphonic Band

Saturday, May 16: Pre-tour concert, 7 p.m., Centennial Hall, Augustana College, Rock Island

Thursday, May 28: School Exchange Concert, Tokyo

Saturday, May 30: Concert, Tokyo

Sunday, May 31: Concert, Hamamatsu

Thursday, June 4: School Exchange Concert, Nagoya

Contact:

Michael Turczynski, 309-794-7520

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