ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (March 20, 2024) — More than fifty Augustana College students will perform in the Augustana Choir California tour from March 21 to March 24. The choir will perform at five Southern California churches, followed by a home concert on April 6 in Davenport.

Under the direction of Dr Jon Hurty, more than 50 students will perform a mix of traditional and modern choral selections from various composers. During this tour, students can share a part of the Midwest choral tradition with friends, family and colleagues in California.

Participating students include:

Julian Anderson, a Music Composition major from Rock Island (61201)

George Behnke, a Music General major from Davenport (52806)

Briana Castro, a Vocal Music Education major from Moline (61265)

Georgi Feigley, a Music, French major from Rock Island (61201)

Brennan Hampton, a Music Composition major from Rock Island (61201)

Aaron Randolph, a Business Administration major from Davenport (52806)

Lucas Rettig, a Augie Ages major from Rock Island (61201)

Anna Winn, a Vocal Music Education major from Davenport (52803)

Established in 1931, the Augustana Choir has been conducted by Dr Hurty since 1996. Under Dr Hurty's direction, the choir has performed at Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York City, as well as many major cathedrals and concert venues in Sweden, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, Austria, Japan, Korea, Spain, France, and the Czech Republic.

Augustana College is a vibrant, welcoming liberal arts college located on a 115-acre campus in the Quad Cities (pop 400,000) along the Mississippi River. Augustana, a residential campus, has 100 majors and programs, 160 student organizations, and 28 varsity athletic teams.

The college enrolls 2,500 students in a metro area that provides access to many career-paths and hands-on learning opportunities, including internships, jobs, student teaching, and research sites.

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