Archive for 2011

Christmas in Christ Chapel to be Broadcast Regionally

The 39th annual Christmas in Christ Chapel, Julljus: Light from the Old World; Light to the New, celebrating the College’s 150th academic year and honoring its Swedish immigrant heritage, was presented on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus on December 2, 3 & 4, 2011. In recognition of the Sesquicentennial Celebration at Gustavus, 25 radio stations throughout […]

Neal & Leandra At Gustavus December 9

The Gustavus Artist Series is delighted to bring Gustavus alumni and Red House recording artists Neal & Leandra to the campus for a very special pre-Christmas concert, Friday, December 9, 2011, at Jussi Björling Recital Hall. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are available online at Tickets will also be available at the door before the concert.

Hauer & Jarvis Recital Saturday

Elizabeth Hauer, euphonium and Camille Jarvis, saxophone will present a junior recital in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College on Saturday, December 10, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Both instrumentalists will be accompanied by pianist Beth Winterfeldt. The performance is free and open to the public.

Hill Leads Percussion Ensemble Sunday

The Gustavus Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of adjunct professor Paul Hill, will present its annual fall concert in Björling Recital Hall on Sunday, December 11, at 1:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the publi

Philharmonic & Ensembles Concert Saturday

Under the direction of Conductor Justin Knoepfel, the Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra will present its fall concert Saturday, December 10 at 1:30 p.m. This performance by the 16-member ensemble will take place in Björling Recital Hall on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus. The concert is free and open to the public. This performance features works by […]

Gustavus Wind Orchestra Featured on TPT Broadcast

From the time of its dedication in 1929 until its towering height was surpassed by the IDS Center in 1972, the Foshay Tower was the dominant landmark on the Minneapolis skyline. At 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 7, Twin Cities Public Television will re-visit this historic Minnesota landmark as part of its Lost Cities III broadcast […]

Julljus: Christmas in Christ Chapel 2011

The 39th annual Christmas in Christ Chapel celebration at Gustavus Adolphus College will be presented on December 2, 3 & 4, 2011. This year's theme, commemorating the College's 150th academic year and celebrating the institution's Swedish immigrant heritage, is Julljus: Light from the Old World, Light to the New.

Kimberly Braun ’11 Leads the Cast in “A Southern Exposure”

Kimberly Braun, a 2011 theatre honors major from the Gustavus Department of Theatre and Dance, has landed the lead role of Callie Belle Hurt in Kelley Kingston-Strayer’s A Southern Exposure produced and presented at the Iowa Theatre Artists Company. The production opened on November 11 at the Iowa Theatre Artists Company and Performing Arts Center (4709 220th Trail, Amana, Iowa), with performances each weekend through November 27. Additional information regarding times and tickets for the final weekend of the run can be found at 319-622-3222 or by email at

Meffert-Nelson, Knoepfel & Hill in Minnesota Opera Premiere

Gustavus Department of Music faculty Karrin Meffert-Nelson, Justin Knoepfel and Paul Hill were in the orchestra as the Minnesota Opera premiered Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell's Silent Night to sold-out audiences at St. Paul's Ordway Center on November 12 - 20. Called "dark and elegaic" by the Daily Planet, Silent Night is based on the true story from of an unusual Christmas truce at the front lines in the darkest days of WWI. It was not a Hallmark Special. "Composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell treat the truce as exactly that: a rare interlude of good heart and good sense in the middle of a long, brutal world war.

Hillstrom Museum of Arts Opens New Exhibitions November 21

The Hillstrom Museum of Art will open three concurrent exhibitions on November 21, 2011: Familiar Names, Familiar Faces: Portraiture by Paul Granlund; Our Treasures: Highlights from the Minnesota Museum of American Art; and Selections from the Hillstrom Collection. An opening reception for these exhibits is scheduled on Monday, November 21 (7-9 p.m., with brief comments at 7:30 p.m.). The exhibitions will remain on view through January 27, 2012. Admission to the Hillstrom Museum of Art is free and open to the public.