Archive for December, 2013

Home Free wins NBC’s The Sing-Off

As with any competition, in the end there can be only one. On Monday night’s finale of NBC ‘s The Sing-Off, the Minnesota-based country vocal band Home Free joined a cappella bands Nota, Committed and Pentatonix (winners of seasons 1-3) as The Sing-Off champions. Home Free, founded by Gusties Chris & Adam Rupp, took home the […]

Christmas in Christ Chapel to be Broadcast Regionally

The 41st annual Christmas in Christ Chapel, Holy Wisdom, Holy Word: The Gates of Eden are Open, was presented on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus on Dec. 6-8. Now a number of radio stations throughout southern Minnesota and northern Iowa will broadcast the service on various dates and times during this Christmas season. Some of […]

Home Free in NBC’s The Sing-Off Finals Monday

The Minnesota-based vocal band Home Free advanced to the finals of NBC’s The Sing-Off by returning to its country roots Thursday night with the Zach Brown Band’s “Colder Weather. The ensemble’s emotional arrangement incorporated tightly-knit harmonies in the upper range with astounding solos by Rob Lundquist and Austin Brown and had the distinctly different country […]

New Endowed Music Professorship to Honor Dr. Douglas Nimmo

Gustavus Adolphus College President Jack Ohle recently announced that Raymond ’51 and Lorraine Lundquist of Golden Valley, Minn., have established a new endowed professorship for the Gustavus Wind Orchestra in honor of Dr. Douglas Nimmo – the ensemble’s longtime conductor. “The establishment of the Douglas Nimmo Endowed Professor for the Gustavus Wind Orchestra is the […]

Gustavus Alumni Performing on NBC’s The Sing-Off

If you’ve watched NBC’s primetime show The Sing-Off, you’re probably familiar with the Minnesota-based group Home Free. What you might not know is that two members of the group have ties to Gustavus Adolphus College. Chris Rupp, the group’s musical director and baritone, studied for three years at Gustavus before earning his degree from Minnesota […]

Michael Johnson in Concert at Gustavus

For forty-five years, Michael Johnson, singer, song-writer, storyteller, and guitarist, has delighted audiences at Gustavus Adolphus College. The College is delighted to have him back again this year as Michael continues the tradition of performing in Björling Recital Hall on Friday, December 13, at 8:00 p.m. with favorites from his 45-year career and his newest […]

Physical Theatre Project Opens at Gustavus

Everyday events. Some make you dance. Others make you smile. Some will have you doing something that gets caught on video and goes viral. Everyday events. And every day it’s different. On December 13-15, the Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College will bring you into that world of everyday events in the […]

Annual Winds of Christmas in Christ Chapel Tuesday

The Winds of Christmas, an annual performance of the music of Christmas by the combined Gustavus and Vasa Wind Orchestras, will be presented at morning worship, 10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, December 10, in Christ Chapel. Admission is free to this celebration of the music of Christmas directed by Douglas Nimmo and Karrin Meffert-Nelson. Following the […]

Artist Iris Dawn Parker to Speak at Gustavus Thursday

Artist, teacher, and youth mentor Iris Dawn Parker will give a free public lecture at Gustavus Adolphus College at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 in Wallenberg Auditorium. Parker’s presentation is titled “Africans & Photography: We wish to tell our own stories, now!” Parker was born in North Carolina and now lives in Johannesburg, South Africa […]

Christmas in Christ Chapel is Dec. 6-8

Christmas in Christ Chapel, the annual celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Gustavus Adolphus College will be held Dec. 6-8 and is themed “Holy Wisdom, Holy Word: the Gates of Eden Are Open.” Through these worship services, the College will continue its tradition of helping people prepare themselves for Christmas by telling the story […]