Archive for 2014

Christmas in Christ Chapel Live Stream Attracts Thousands

As is tradition, Gustavus Adolphus College packed Christ Chapel for five services in three days as part of the College’s 42nd annual Christmas in Christ Chapel, “Tender Rose, Starry Night”. For the first time this year, the College produced a live stream of the Saturday evening service so that alumni and friends of the College all […]

Museum Namesake Rev. Richard Hillstrom ’38 (1915-2014)

The Rev. Richard Hillstrom ’38, a generous benefactor of the College and the namesake of the College’s Hillstrom Museum of Art, passed away in the morning hours of Tuesday, Dec. 16 at the age of 99. Hillstrom majored in English and history at Gustavus and went on to graduate from Augustana Seminary in Rock Island, […]

James Patrick Miller Conducts Stephen Paulus Concerto to GRAMMY Nomination

Once again an individual with a Gustavus connection has been nominated for a GRAMMY™ Award. When the nominations for the 57th annual GRAMMY™ Awards were announced on Dec. 5, James Patrick Miller, the Douglas Nimmo Professor of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra was among those nominated in the “Contemporary Classical Composition” category. Dr. Miller was nominated […]

Annual Michael Johnson Concert at Gustavus Friday

For more than 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 12, at 8:00 p.m. with favorites from his 50-year career and […]

Gustavus to Live Stream Christmas in Christ Chapel for First Time

For the first time in the 42-year history of the event, Christmas in Christ Chapel, the annual holiday tradition at Gustavus Adolphus College, will be live streamed to the public on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 6. Heroic Productions, which annually provides audio, video, and lighting solutions for both Christmas in Christ Chapel and the […]

Gustavus Choir Invited to Sing at Nordic-American Breakfast

Director Gregory Aune and the Gustavus Choir have been invited to sing at the 30th Annual Nordic-American Thanksgiving Breakfast at the DoubleTree Hotel (7800 Normandale Blvd.) in Bloomington, Minn. on Tuesday, November 25, beginning at 6:30 a.m. Tickets are available online at or by calling 612-821-4640. Sponsored annually by the Sons of Norway, the Nordic-American […]

Percussion Ensemble Sunday at Gustavus

Under the direction of Paul Hill, the Gustavus Percussion Ensemble will present its fall concert in Björling Recital Hall on Sunday, November 23 at 7:00 p.m. The percussion ensemble’s concert is free and open to the public. The performance will open with Baile! Baile! by Gerald Heslip, the Teresa Leach arrangement of Dmitri Shotakovich’s Fantastic […]

Woodwind Chamber Ensembles on Stage Sunday

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to announce the annual combined concert by the woodwind chamber ensembles on Sunday, November 23 at 3:30 p.m. Sunday’s concert will include 7 ensembles ranging from the flute choir to saxophone quartets and quintets to a chamber wind ensemble of 10 students. The performance is […]

Gustavus Jazz Bands & New Director Dave Stamps on Stage Sunday

The Adolphus Jazz Ensemble and the Gustavus Jazz Lab Band, both under the direction of first-year jazz studies director Dave Stamps, will present their fall (maybe “Early Winter”) concert on the Björling Recital Hall stage on Sunday, November 23 at 1:30 p.m. Admission to this joint concert by the two jazz ensembles is free and […]

Philharmonic to Present Fall Concert Saturday

The Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra and Conductor Justin Knoepfel will present their fall concert in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on Saturday, November 22 at 1:30 p.m. This concert is the final performance by the orchestra for this semester and is free and open to the public. For this concert, Justin Knoepfel has selected works by George […]