Angelus and University Chorale in Concert

Augustana Performing and Visual Arts presents "at the River," a concert featuring Angelus and the Unniversity Chorale.

Event Details

Date: April 1, 2017

Times: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Chapel of Reconciliation, Augustana University

Ticket Info: Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for seniors (65+); and free for students K-12 and those with a valid Augie ID.

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Angelus, under the direction of Dr. Lisa Grevlos, and the University Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Russell Svenningsen, will present "At the River," a spring concert of sacred and uplifting selections, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, at the Chapel of Reconciliation on the Augustana campus.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors (65+) and free for students K-12 and those with an Augie ID. Purchase tickets online at or by calling the Box Office at 605.274.5320.

The 43 members of Angelus will perform "Down in the River to Pray, Love’s Onward Journey" by Kim Andre Arneson as well as the "Alleluia" from “Brazilian Psalm.” They will join the University Chorale in two selections: "River in Judea" by Jack Feldman and "Study War No More," arranged by J. David Moore.

The 36-member University Chorale will perform "At the River" and "Deep River" by Aaron Copland; "The Old Church" by Stephen Paulus; and "The Water is Wide" by Rene Clausen. 

About the conductors:

Dr. Lisa Grevlos is professor of music and director of vocal studies at Augustana University. She directs the Augustana Opera Workshop Theatre program, conducts the Augustana Women’s Choir — Angelus, and teaches in the areas of applied voice, vocal pedagogy, singer’s diction, and choral music education. She received the Doctorate of Arts degree in voice performance and opera stage directing from the University of Northern Colorado. She holds master of music degrees from Northwestern University, Evanston, in voice performance and choral conducting, and she completed her undergraduate degree in music education at Augustana University.

Dr. Russell Svenningsen is Assistant Professor of Music at Augustana University, where he conducts the University Chorale, teaches music theory, and has a studio of voice students. Dr. Svenningsen holds an M.M., Choral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music and a B.M., Music Education, from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn. His D.M.A., Music Education, was awarded from Boston University where he studied with Dr. Roger Mantie.