MUSIC ENSEMBLE TOURS

Wartburg’s three touring music ensembles, the Wartburg Choir, Castle Singers and Wind Ensemble, schedule international tours every three years during the four-week May Term. The tours offer course credit as educational travel opportunities.

U.S. tours during the other years showcase musicians throughout the country with appearances in many of the great concert halls.

Ensemble Tours Contact Information
Stephanie Klemetson
Music Tour, Camp, and Promotion Manager
100 Wartburg Blvd 
PO Box 1003
Waverly, IA 50677-0903
stephanie.klemetson@wartburg.edu
Office: 319-352-8743
Cell: 651-528-9673 

TOURING ENSEMBLES

The Wartburg Choir 2015-16

WARTBURG CHOIR
A mixed a cappella ensemble under the direction of Dr. Lee Nelson, the Wartburg Choir has performed in Europe, South Africa, Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Symphony Center in Chicago, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The choir was invited to sing in the White House and the National Cathedral in 2011 and join the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in Prague for a concert in 2006.

Castle Singers 2015-16

CASTLE SINGERS
Directed by Dr. Nicki Toliver, the Castle Singers is a select chamber ensemble with a diverse repertoire ranging from jazz to classical. Called one of the “crown jewels of the Cedar Valley,” the group has traveled to Europe, Australia, Fiji, the Caribbean, the United Arab Emirates, and Brazil. The Castle Singers have played the historic Blue Room in Kansas City, Dazzle in Denver, and the Jazz Club in Eisenach, Germany.

Wind Ensemble 2015-16

WIND ENSEMBLE
The college’s top wind and percussion players perform in the Wartburg College Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Craig A. Hancock. The Wind Ensemble became the first Wartburg music group to perform in Japan and China. Its European tours have included performances at St. George’s Church in Eisenach, Germany, home of the Wartburg Castle and birthplace of Johann Sebastian Bach. The Wind Ensemble also has performed in Austria, the Czech Republic, England, and at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

CONCERT TOUR DETAILS

Click a link below for event and venue details. All tickets are general admission (no reserved seats) and purchased tickets will be available at will call. Online sales end 24 hours prior to the event. Door sales will be available for all concerts. Ticket sales and donations support student scholarships and future tours.

2017 Castle Singers Southeast Tour

Friday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m.
The Grand Theater
26 N 6th St.
Keokuk, IA 52632

Friday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
2136 Brady St.
Davenport, IA 52803

Saturday, Feb. 25. 7:30 p.m.
Centenary United Methodist Church
301 N 7th St
Terre Haute, IN 47807

Sunday, Feb. 26, 3:30 p.m.
Ascension Lutheran Church
13725 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, KY 40245

Monday, Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m.
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
731 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Tuesday, Feb. 28
TBD

Thursday, March 2, 7:30 p.m.
Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ
2050 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957

Friday, March 3
TBD

Saturday, March 4, 7 p.m.
St. Philip Lutheran Church
1050 Boyd Drive
Mount Dora, FL 32757

2017 Wind Ensemble Tour

INFORMATION COMING SOON

 2017 Wartburg Choir International Tour

Thursday, March 9
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd.
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Saturday, March 25
Faith Lutheran Church
Featuring Valley Singers of Valley High School, Connor Koppin ‘13, conductor
10395 University Avenue
Clive, IA  50325

Sunday, March 26, 2:30 p.m.
St. John’s Catholic Church
212 7th St SE
Mount Vernon, IA 52314

Saturday, April 29, 5 p.m.
Schlosskirche
Wittenberg, Germany

Sunday, April 29, TBD
Stadtkirche Service
Wittenberg, Germany

Sunday, April 29, 6 p.m.
Thomaskirche
Leipzig, Germany

Monday, May 1, 6 p.m.
St. Laurentius Church
Neuendettelsau, Germany

Tuesday, May 2, 4 p.m.
Windsbacherchor
Neuendettelsau, Germany

Wednesday, May 3, TBD
Fürth or Leipheim, Germany

Thursday, May 4, 6 p.m.
Wartburg Castle Service
Eisenach, Germany

Thursday, May 4, 9 p.m.
Georgenkirche
Eisenach, Germany

Friday, May 5, 8 p.m.
Wartburg Castle
Eisenach, Germany

Saturday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.    
Predigerkirche
Erfurt, Germany

Sunday, May 6, 10 a.m.    
Georgenkirche Service
Eisenach, Germany

Tuesday, May 8, TBD  
Öhringen or Worms, Germany

Thursday, May 11, Noon  
St. Giles
Edinburgh, Scotland

Saturday, May 13, TBD
Loch Lomond, Scotland

Monday, May 15, 1:15 p.m.
St. Anne’s Cathedral
Belfast, Scotland

Thursday, May 18, 1 p.m.
St. Fin Barres Cathedral
Cork, Ireland

Sunday, May 21, 6 p.m.
Mass in Galway, Ireland

Sunday, May 21, 8 p.m.
Concert Location TBD
Galway, Ireland

Tuesday, May 23, 1 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Dublin, Ireland

St. Elizabeth Chorale Run-Out

TBD

Ritterchor Run-Out

TBD

Kantorei Run-Out

TBD

LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCES

At Wartburg, we believe music can heal and connect people in a way no other medium can. Ensemble tours are an important aspect of a Wartburg education.

MAKING CONNECTIONS THROUGH MUSIC. WORTH IT.

ENSEMBLE DIRECTORS

Karen Black

Professor of Music, Rudi Inselmann Endowed Professor in Organ

Craig A. Hancock

Professor of Music

Scott Muntefering

Associate Professor of Music Education / Eugene and Ruth Weidler Drape Distinguished Professor in Music

Lee Nelson

Associate Professor of Music / Zahn Chair in Choral Conducting

Jacob Tews

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

Nicki Toliver

Assistant Professor of Music / Associate Director of Choral Activities