Concerts at Augustana

Augustana presents several concerts by professional ensembles and soloists each year.

Sunday, October 17, 2021 – 3 pm
Pre-concert talk – 2:15 pm

Mississippi Valley Orchestra
Sarah Grimes Plays Coleridge-Taylor (in honor of Henry Charles Smith)
Ho-Yin Kwok, conductor
Sarah Grimes, violin
Ryan Holt
student of Dr. Chris Weldon, winner of the St. Paul Piano Teachers Association Concerto Competition 2020

Program includes:
Smith: Fanfares for MVO Royalty
Remnants (World Premiere in collaboration with …And We Were Heard, initiative for underrepresented composers)
Coleridge-Taylor: Romance in G major for Violin, op. 39
Rachmaninoff: Moderato from Piano Concerto No. 2
Hanson: Symphony No. 2 ‘Romantic’, op. 30

Sunday, January 9, 2022
3 pm – Timothy Olsen, organ

Timothy Olsen teaches a studio of high school, undergraduate and graduate organ majors as the Kenan Professor of Organ at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Associate Professor of Organ at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dr. Olsen also serves as Cantor at Augsburg Lutheran Church in Winston-Salem.

A graduate of Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) and the Eastman School of Music, Dr. Olsen enjoys a multi-faceted career in organ pedagogy, performance, and sacred music. Dr. Olsen is an avid proponent of 20th and 21st century music having premiered numerous compositions for organ and for organ/trumpet duo. He also enjoys performing baroque music on period instruments – both as a solo organist and as a continuo player.

You will not want to miss Dr. Olsen’s performance on Augustana’s world-class Glatter-Götz/Rosales organ!


Friday, March 18, 2022
7 pm – St. Olaf Cantorei and Manitou Singers

The Cantorei and Manitou Singers of St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN) will perform a concert centered around the work, “True Witness: A Civil Rights Cantata,” composed by Jodi Goble. This work features texts drawn from African American women poets and civil rights activists from 1863 to the present day.

Concerts that are part of the Augustana Concert Series are presented to the community free of charge. Other concerts are held at Augustana throughout the year. For those performances, there may be an admission charge.


Office Hours &
Building Information

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

8:00 am – noon

The main building entrance is located on the east side of the church and is open on Sundays and during the week. For security purposes, the north entrance is only open on Sundays and for special events.