Sun Lakes United Methodist Church to host the Augsburg Centennial Singers

The Augsburg Centennial Singers are known as “men of faith passing on the faith through songs of praise.” They are a 60-voice male chorus that will appear in concert at Sun Lakes United Methodist Church on Thursday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and will be available for sale starting January 8 at the church office between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Organized in 1885 for the purpose of touring during summer vacations, the first Augsburg College quartet soon became noted for its excellent singing. In 1895 the quartet toured Norway, presenting 50 concerts in different parts of that country. Thus began a tradition of traveling quartets that lasted until 1961. In 1993, under the direction of Merton Strommen, a chorus of former quartet members came together to sing for homecoming and later to celebrate the centennial of the first Augsburg College gospel quartet by traveling to Norway in 1994 and again in 2001. Gradually increasing in size, the Centennial Singers, as they are known today, are under the direction of Paul Christensen, making regular appearances in the Midwest, and touring Arizona this month.

Reflecting the Gospel Quartet tradition at Augsburg College, the mission of the Augsburg Centennial Singers is to present concerts that personalize a Christian faith, to encourage listeners to establish and deepen a relationship with Jesus Christ, and to provide a fellowship for men who find joy in singing songs that have musical excellence, address the heart and reflect a variety of musical traditions.

You won’t want to miss this concert. Please join us and purchase your tickets early as we anticipate this to be a sold-out event. For more information please call the church office at 895-8766.