The The Augsburg Choir, under the direction of Peter Hendrickson, has a long tradition of excellence in choral music and will include Spokane on their 2012 performance tour.
60-voice a cappella choir will be performing at Central Lutheran Church on May 12 at 7 p.m.
They will perform a wide variety of music including rich, romantic music by Mendelssohn and Gretchaninoff; American spirituals; international music from Venezuela, Kenya, Lithuania; and music from Finland, including a world premiere piece based on the Finnish epic, the Kalevala, by Hendrickson.
A free will offering will be received to help defray their touring expenses.
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