Gustavus Musicians to Travel over Touring Break to Southwest and Midwest

Posted on January 3rd, 2013 by

floridaAs many students head home for Touring Break (a short break between January Interim and the start of second semester), Gustie musicians will head out on their annual music tours. The Gustavus Choir will be tour in the Southwestern United States, and the Gustavus Wind Orchestra will be traveling the Midwest:

  • The Gustavus Choir will have concerts and/or worship services in the following cities: San Diego and Riverside (California); Green Valley, Sun City West, and Phoenix (Arizona); Santa Fe and Albuquerque (New Mexico).
  •  The Gustavus Wind Orchestra will have concerts and clinics in the following cities: Excelsior, Rochester, Winona, and Plymouth (Minnesota), Mason City (Iowa), Lake Forest and Chicago (Illinois), Germantown and Wausau (Wisconsin).

Both ensembles will have their home concerts in Christ Chapel on Feb. 16. Details are still being worked out, so please continue to check for more information.



  1. Emily Abello says:

    Can I get the specific dates of the choir’s touring schedule?

    Emily Abello

    • Al Behrends says:

      Hi Emily,

      We have just received the final confirmation on the choir’s dates and will have them on the web site as soon as is possible. We’re working without a touring manager and trying to get everything ready for the tours while we are short on staff. Both tour schedules are on the way to the web developers. If you have a specific date or city, I’ll send that information to you. Please reply to my office email.

      Al Behrends

  2. Jo Cipra says:

    Jo Cipra
    Can I get both specific dates and locations of the choir’s performance in
    Sun City West, Phoenix, San Diego and Riverside Thanks.

  3. Al Behrends says:

    This information will be on the college website shortly.

    Saturday, February 2, 2013 Grace Lutheran Church
    7:00 p.m. Concert 3967 Park Boulevard
    Freewill donation San Diego, CA 92103

    Sunday, February 3, 2013 Grace Lutheran Church
    10:00 a.m. Morning Worship 3967 Park Boulevard
    San Diego, CA 92103

    Monday, February 4, 2013 Eden Lutheran Church
    7:00 p.m. Concert 4725 Brockton Avenue
    Freewill donation Riverside, CA 92506

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013 Desert Hills Lutheran Church
    7:30 p.m. Concert 2150 South Camino del Sol
    Freewill donation Green Valley, AZ 85622-8352

    Wednesday, February 6, 2013 Lord of Life Lutheran Church
    7:00 p.m. Concert 13724 West Meeker Boulevard
    $15 at door Sun City West, AZ 85375

    Thursday, February 7, 2013 Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
    7:00 p.m. Concert 3641 North 56th Street
    Freewill donation Phoenix, AZ 85018

  4. ann wasilowski, '83 says:

    When will the Wunds be in Chicago?
    Would lobe to see them.

    • Al Behrends says:

      Hi Ann,

      The entire tour will be on line on Friday. For now, here are the two concerts in the Chicago area for the wind orchestra. My apologies that the announcement from alumni was made before I had the tours on line.


      Tuesday, February 5 1:30 p.m. (concert followed by clinic at high school)
      Lake Forest Academy
      1500 West Kennedy Road
      Lake Forest, IL 60045

      Thursday, February 7, 7:00 p.m.
      Germantown Senior High School
      W180 N11501 River Lane
      Germantown, WI 53022

  5. Darlene Schroeder says:

    How about the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra? Are they on tour? If so, when and where? Thanks!

  6. Al Behrends says:

    Hi Darlene,

    The symphony will tour during spring break in April. The plans are to tour through Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and then home. The tour manger’s position was cut and I haven’t had the time to finish all of the plans for that tour in addition to my other responsibilities as director of fine arts. I do hope to have those plans completed in February and on line. Please keep watching the web site for those plans.

    Al Behrends
    Director of Fine Arts Programs

    • Darlene Schroeder says:


      Still looking for information on Gustavus Symphony Orchestra spring tour… at least the dates.


      • Al Behrends says:

        Hi Darlene, I’m not sure my response was posted. I don’t have the symphony’s tour posted as I’m waiting for confirmation on a venue in Cleveland. I’ll add the concerts for this short tour here and online as soon as I have the tour complete.


        4/1, 7:00 p.m.
        Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church
        7337 Hubbard Avenue
        Middleton, WI 53562-3115

        4/2, 10:45 a.m.
        York Community High School
        355 W. Saint Charles Road
        Elmhurst, IL 60126

        4/5, 7:00 p.m.
        Adrian High School
        785 Riverside Avenue
        Adrian, MI 49221

        4/14, 1:30 p.m.
        Home Concert
        Christ Chapel

  7. Catherine Cox says:

    Do you have the details of the Wind Orchestra Concert in Mason City, Iowa?

  8. Al Behrends says:

    Hi Catherine,

    Complete information for the tour should be on website soon. For now, here is the information on the Mason City concert. Thanks for your question.


    Sunday, February 3 –2:00 p.m.
    North Iowa Area Community College
    500 College Drive
    Mason City, IA 50401

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