Celebrating the Life of Peter Hendrickson ’76

submitted by brauer@augsburg.edu

Saturday, Oct 22nd, 2pm in Hoversten Chapel

Peter Amnell Hendrickson, retired Professor Emeritus and former Director of Choral Activities at Augsburg University, died this past June.

Dr. Hendrickson was a member of the Augsburg University faculty from 1994 until his retirement in 2017, serving as the conductor of the Augsburg Choir and the Masterworks Chorale. He also served as Artistic Director of the annual Advent Vespers, a combination of music and liturgy involving over 300 singers, instrumentalists, and readers, presented by the Augsburg community each year at Central Lutheran Church. He led annual Augsburg Choir tours throughout the United States, Europe, and China during his tenure, and presented and commissioned world premieres by such noted composers as Steve Heitzeg and Kari Tikka. Dr. Hendrickson was an inspiring and charismatic teacher who influenced and encouraged many students over the course of his career.

A chorus of 90+ alumni & friends have organized to share music during the service.