Archive for Stephanie Ash

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Wittenberg: The Origins of Lutheranism

—dispatch from Zach Croonquist ’19, religion and psychology majory Guten Tag! It has been nonstop fun and adventure for the Gustavus choir on our tour of the music capitals of Europe. Our travels have taken us to Vienna, Bratislava, Prague, Leipzig, Dresden, Berlin, and Sweden. It has been so exciting to visit new places, interact […]

Leipzig, Germany: A Spiritual and Education Adventure

—dispatch from Iriah Benedict ’20, music education major with a choral emphasis Guten Tag from Leipzig, Germany! It’s been an incredible honor to be a part of the Gustavus Choir and travel to Europe again after eight years (since I last crossed the Atlantic, on a visit to the southern part of Germany). I’m glad […]

Leipzig, Germany: Greeted Warmly, 30 Years Later

—dispatch from Melinda Moen Batz ’86 Greetings from Leipzig, Germany! I am one of the lucky few companion travelers to be not only an alumnus of Gustavus (1986), but also a former member of the Gustavus Choir. My husband Paul and I met at Gustavus and sang together in the choir. We have three children […]

Prague: The Treasure That It Is

—dispatch from Carrie Bather, sophomore alto, “who is having the time of her life on this incredible Gustavus Choir European Tour!”  Have you ever been to the Renaissance festival? It takes place in Shakopee, MN, right off of 169 on the way to Gustavus throughout the fall. I’ve been going to the Renaissance Festival since […]

Bratislava + Prague: “Huddled together, singing our hearts out.”

—Dispatch from Emma Myhre, senior theatre and communication studies major As we were leaving Vienna for Prague, I got a text from a Gustie friend studying abroad in Tanzania. She said, “Emma, enjoy every single second of Prague. Stand on the Charles Bridge and listen to your favorite song for me. I would give anything […]

Vienna: “A True Sense of Belonging”

  —Dispatch from Zach Diedrich, junior vocal music education major from Bloomington, Minn. Since my first year, when I had the honor and privilege of joining the Gustavus Choir as a bass, international choir tour 2019 was an elusive concept that seemed so far away. When I found out we were going to Europe I […]

Björling Recital Hall: G Choir Again—38 Years (and More) Later

—dispatch from Kris Potter ’81, G Choir alumni companion I remember the last Gustavus Choir concert of my senior year, walking from the risers and thinking to myself, I will never sing in a choir this good again, this is it, these days are done. I was uncharacteristically stoic…just grateful that I had sung exquisite […]

SHINE: Joy Dunna ’20

The 2018 St. Lucia Festival will be celebrated Thursday, Dec. 6. All are invited? to Christ Chapel for a service that features the St. Lucia Court and the St. Lucia Singers. As she is the previous year’s St. Lucia, Dunna will provide the homily, including the telling of the legend of St. Lucia. The event is […]

Six Questions with Opera Singer Sarah Leuwerke ’99

Gustavus Adolphus College alum Sarah Leuwerke returns to perform opera pieces that tell stories relevant to the world today.

Six Questions with Minnesota Opera’s Pablo Siqueiros

MN Opera's Pablo Siqueiros and other performers/instructors will teach and perform on October 12.