University of Alberta – Augustana Choir is touring their term-end concert entitled Nordklang: Sounds from the North.
The concert features a number of works by Canadian composers, including Matthew Emery’s 2014 prize winning composition “The Lover’s Chant”, “Four Herrick Songs” (texts by Robert Herrick) by Regina composer David L McIntyre, and two works by Ontario composer and Jeff Enns. Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds haunting composition “Northern Lights” features the choir singing and playing hand-chimes and wine-glasses! Welsh composer Paul Mealor’s “A Spotless Rose” is also featured.
Sunday, April 24, 2:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church, Edmonton, AB
Tuesday, April 26, 7:30 pm
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Surrey, BC
Friday, April 29, 7:00 pm
Lutheran Church of the Cross, Victoria, BC
For more information contact the Augustana Fine Arts Office (ph. 780 679 1532) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Augustana Choir is the auditioned chamber choir on our campus. A strong choral tradition on the Augustana Campus dates back to the beginning of the twentieth century. Currently under the direction of Dr. John Wiebe, The Augustana Choir is considered to be one of Western Canada’s most successful undergraduate university choirs.
The Augustana Choir studies and performs a wide variety of quality choral literature drawn from all musical periods and styles, including recent compositions and commissions. An active touring tradition has led The Augustana Choir to perform satisfying concerts for local, national, and international audiences. In May 2014 The Augustana Choir was honoured to accept an invitation to perform at Podium 2014, the national choral conference of Choral Canada.