ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (April 10, 2023) — Augustana College's Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Dr Michael Zemek, will embark on a performance tour April 14-16 in Missouri and Iowa. They will also perform selections from their tour on April 29 on campus.

The Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble is a select treble ensemble for students who wish 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.

The ensemble performs on campus and at community events. It is named after Jenny Lind (1820-1887), a Swedish opera singer known as the "Swedish Nightingale" and considered the finest coloratura of her day.

Tour performances:

April 14, 7PM: First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood, 100 E. Adams Ave., Kirkwood, Missouri.

April 15, 7PM: Holy Family Parish Ss Mary and Joseph Church, 410 11th St, Fort Madison, Iowa.

April 16, 1:30PM: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 123 E Market St, Iowa City, Iowa.

The following students will participate in the musical tour:

Elena Haffner from Geneseo, IL.

Georgi Feigley from Rock Island, IL.

Hannah Mortenson from Rock Island, IL.

Known for sparking passionate curiosity, Augustana College is an empowering home to explore over ninety areas of study. Augustana's innovative program, Augie Choice, transforms students into global citizens, thinkers, and doers with a $2,000 grant to explore the world, complete an internship, or conduct research with a professor. Augustana students achieve a balance inside and outside of the classroom; ranking top ten in all divisions for Academic All Americans. Transformed to be different, current students and alumni include health-care heroes, Nobel Prize-winners, CEOs, college presidents, and leaders across all continents. The college enrolls 2,500 curious changemakers who get energized by four years as part of a community that reflects the diversity of the United States.

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