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Auditions for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Choir will be held in the Music Building (Choir Room – M3) on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24, 25 and 26.
HISTORY: The choir, now in its 84th year, is one of Augsburg’s oldest ongoing organizations. For the past 37 years, it has been the anchor ensemble of the college’s Advent Vespers which is attended by some 8,000 people each year.
THIS NEXT YEAR: Mark Sedio (’76) will continue as conductor for this forthcoming academic year. In addition to his role at Augsburg, Sedio is Cantor (Director of Music) at Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis. He is a widely published composer, choral and organ clinician, stand-up comedian, teacher and a specialist in multi-cultural/world music. This forthcoming year, the choir will not only focus on choral repertoire from Europe (including Iceland, Slovakia, Germany, Estonia), the United States and Latin America – but will partner with the National Lutheran Choir and Palestinian ethnomusicologist Zafer Tawil for a program highlighting music of the Middle East and North Africa.
SCHEDULE: The Augsburg Choir meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. (usually 5:40 p.m. to accommodate evening classes).
WHO? YOU! Membership in the choir (by audition) is open to ANY and ALL Augsburg undergraduate students – regardless of discipline/major. Over the years we’ve worked out schedules to include those involved in athletics (football, soccer, lacrosse) and theater.
HOW? Sign-up sheets for auditions will be available at the CHOIR DESK in Christensen Hall (10:30 to 11:30 a.m.) and will then be posted outside the choir room in the music building. No preparation necessary.
Monday, April 24, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
Tuesday, April 25, 4:00 to 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
If you have questions, please contact Mark Sedio at Sedio@augsburg.edu.