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Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble

jenny lind vocal ensemble

Contact: Dr. Michael Zemek, director; Gail Baldwin, accompanist
Hours: M/W 4:00-5:00 p.m, T/TH 4:30-5:30 p.m.

The Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble is a select treble ensemble for those wishing to develop advanced choral skills and a better understanding of various styles of choral music composed for sopranos and altos. The ensemble’s chosen repertoire—from folk to contemporary, ancient to modern—focuses on moving forward and upward, overcoming challenges and celebrating compassion. 

Michael Zemek
Dr. Michael Zemek directs the Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble

The Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble performs concerts on campus each term, at community events and on their annual tour. The ensemble’s most recent tour was a three-day, three-performance tour, “Yonder Come Day,” in Indiana and Ohio.

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

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'The Pirates of Penzance' June 14, 16

Augustana faculty will perform and direct a local production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance,” June 14 and 16.

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New opera to give voice to cancer survivors

Dr. Jacob Bancks, Augustana associate professor of music, is writing a new opera for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra that will be performed in May 2020.

Recital to feature composers 'Lighting a Candle'

An upcoming Augustana faculty recital, "Lighting a Candle," will bring together sonatas by two composers who lived through the dark times of the Holocaust and the Stalin era.