Dec. 6: Christmas Extravaganza Features Augustana Bands

Event Details

Date: December 5, 2012

Times: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Washington Pavilion

Ticket Info: $15 for adults; $10 for seniors | free for students K-12 and Augustana students and faculty | Tickets:

As part of Christmas at Augustana, the Department of Performing and Visual Arts presents the Augustana Bands' Christmas Extravaganza, a holiday concert featuring the Augustana Brass Choir, The Augustana Band, and the Augustana College/Community Concert Band at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Washington Pavilion in historic downtown Sioux Falls.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for seniors; and are free for students K-12, Augustana students and faculty (with ID). Tickets are available at

Dr. Paul Schilf will conduct the Augustana Band, Mark Isackson will lead the College/Community Concert Band and Dr. Earl Sherburne will direct the Augustana Brass Choir.

The concert will feature:

The Augustana Brass Choir:

  • "Fanfare For Christmas" by Phil Snedecor
  • "O Magnum Mysterium" by Morton Lauridsen
  • "Christmas is Here" by Guaraldi/Chesky
  • "O Holy Night" arr. by Lee Harris
  • "Christmas on the Square" by McLaughlin/Sherburne with Ali Hoffman as vocal soloist

The Augustana Band:

  • "A Charles Dickens Christmas" arr. by William Ryden
    I. The first Nowell
    II. Coventry Carol
    III. Angels We Have Heard On High
  • "Secret Agent Santa" arr. by Jeff Simmons
  • "Russian Christmas Music" by Alfred Reed

The Augustana College/Community Concert Band:

  • "A Christmas Flourish" by James Curnow
  • "It Came Upon The Midnight Clear"  arr. by David Shaffer
  • "The Most Wonderful Time Of Year" by Eddie Pola and George Wyle; arr. by John Moss
  • "A Fireside Christmas" arr. by Sammy Nestico