All children are welcome!The Children’s Choir meets weekly for short practice Sundays at 9:50 am during Sunday School opening, and once a month has a longer practice during same time. The children’s choir,led by Andrew Fort assisted by Joyce Minus, sings all styles of music and play chimes and a few rhythm instruments, too. They sing once every month or so, usually for the 8:30 and 11 am services.
The Augustana Bell Choir practices weekly at 7:30 pm Wednesdays. The group plays a broad range of music styles, enhancing worship approximately once a month at the 8:30 or 11 am services as well as some festival services.
Additional ringers welcome. Come join the fun and laughter, ringing out joyful praise to God!
The Chamber Choir focuses on classical, baroque, and other music from our deep Lutheran and Christian heritage. We generally sing for the 11 am service, and we rehearse 90 minutes every Sunday immediately after the 11am service. We all plan to show up every Sunday, and practice some during the week. If someone has to miss a practice, we email the director at least a week ahead of time. We are currently a smaller choir because we all work hard together to continue to learn as musicians, and to keep an equal balance between each part and throughout the choir.
The choir wishes to do more challenging, a cappella music; works toward creating one blended voice as a whole; and has been working a lot on dramatic dynamics, clear diction, and clean cut-offs at the end of a phrase. Since we do not have a regular accompanist, we all must be able to read music and have at least some sight-reading abilities. If this seems like the kind of choir you would like to be a part of and are able to make a commitment to, please contact the director, Sophie Kindschuh, firstname.lastname@example.org. She would love to hear your voice (not an audition!) to see your range and where you can fit into the choir.
Men's Vocal Chamber Ensemble
The men’s vocal chamber ensemble enjoys fellowship and singing a variety of Christian music from barbershop to gospel and other men’s choir styles. For more information, please contact Gary Olmon through the church office, 503-288-6174. All are welcome.