MUSIC ENSEMBLE TOURS

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Wartburg’s four touring music ensembles include the Wartburg Choir, Castle Singers, Wind Ensemble, and Kammerstreicher. These ensembles 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
Sarah Bouska
Music Tour, Camp, and Promotion Manager
100 Wartburg Blvd 
PO Box 1003
Waverly, IA 50677-0903
sarah.bouska@wartburg.edu
Office: 319-352-8743
Cell: 641-420-8140

2024 ENSEMBLE TOURS

Select an ensemble tour below for event and venue details. All concerts are freewill unless noted otherwise. Ticketed concerts are general admission (no reserved seats) and will call tickets will be available at the door. Online sales end 24 hours prior to the event. Door sales will be available for all concerts and credit cards are accepted. Ticket sales and donations support student scholarships and future tours.

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2024 TOUR SCHEDULE

Saturday, March 9, 7 p.m.
Immanuel Lutheran Church
16515 Luther Way
Eden Prairie, Minn.
Featuring the Inver Hills Community College Chamber Choir under the direction of Dr. Kyungouk Ko

Sunday, March 10, 9 and 10:30 a.m. Worship
Immanuel Lutheran Church
16515 Luther Way
Eden Prairie, Minn.

Monday, March 25, 7:30 p.m.
St. Peter Lutheran Church
540 E. Franklin St.
Denver

Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m.
Wartburg Chapel
Wartburg College
Waverly

International tour concert information coming soon.

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2024 TOUR SCHEDULE

All concerts will take a free-will offering unless noted otherwise.

Sunday, Feb. 18, 3:30 p.m.
Washington Area Performing Arts
& Events Center Invitational
Washington

Friday, March 22, 7 p.m.
Lutheran Church of Peace
Platteville, Wis.
In collaboration with the Platteville High School Choir

Saturday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.
Fond du Lac High School
Performing Arts Center
Fond du Lac, Wis.
Tickets: www.hometowntickets.com
In collaboration with
Fond du Lac HS Bel Canto & Concert Choirs
Sheboygan South High School
Kenosha Indian Trail & Academy Chorale

Sunday, March 24, 9 a.m. Worship
Church of Our Saviour
Fond du Lac, Wis.

Sunday, April 14, 4 p.m.
Wartburg Chapel
Wartburg College
Waverly

Friday, April 19, 7 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
307 W Ashland Ave.
Indianola
Click to Purchase Tickets: Adults $10, K-12 Youth $5
In collaboration with the Indianola Singers

Saturday, April 20, 7 p.m.
Peace Lutheran Church
737 Barracksview Road
St. Louis, Mo.

Sunday, April 21, 9 a.m. Worship
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
327 Woods Mill Rd.
Manchester, Mo.

Sunday, April 21, 7:30 p.m.
Cathedral of St. Andrew
617 Louisiana St.
Little Rock, Ark. 

Monday, April 22, 7 p.m.
Calvary Lutheran Church
7620 Baker Blvd.
Richland Hills, Texas

Tuesday, April 23, 11:30 a.m. 
Exchange concert with Allen High School Choirs
Allen, Texas 

Tuesday, April 23, 7:30 p.m. 
Wilshire Baptist Church
4316 Abrams Rd.
Dallas, Texas 
In collaboration with the Timber Creek High School Choir 

Thursday, April 25, 7 p.m.
Fellowship Lutheran Church
6727 S. Sheridan Rd.
Tulsa, Okla.

Friday, April 26, 7 p.m.
Worship Through The Arts Concert Series
Liberty United Methodist Church
1001 Sunset Ave.
Liberty, Mo.

Saturday, April 27, 7 p.m.
Abendmusik Concert Series
First Plymouth Congregational Church
2000 D St.,
Lincoln, Neb.
In collaboration with Harlan High School

Sunday, April 28, 10:30 a.m. Worship
First Plymouth Congregational Church
2000 D St.,
Lincoln, Neb.

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2024 TOUR SCHEDULE

Additional concerts will be posted soon.

Sunday, April 14, 2 p.m.
Home Concert
Wartburg Chapel
Waverly

Friday, April 19, 7 p.m.
Denver High School
800 Longview St.
Denver
In collaboration with the Denver High School Band

Saturday, April 20, 7 p.m.
Capitol Hill Lutheran Church
511 Des Moines St.
Des Moines

Sunday, April 21,  8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship
Faith Lutheran Church
10395 University Ave.
Clive

Sunday, April 21, 7 p.m.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
5409 Northwest 72nd St.
Kansas City, Mo.

Monday, April 22, 7 p.m.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
1101 N. River Blvd.
Wichita, Kan.

Tuesday, April 23

Wednesday, April 24

Friday, April 26, 7 p.m.
Peace Lutheran Church
1404 S. Ninth Ave.
Sterling, Colo.

Saturday, April 27
Kearney, Neb.

All concerts will take a free-will offering unless noted otherwise.

Ritterchor

Saturday, March 16, 7 p.m.
Featuring the Spirit Lake Meistersingers under the direction of Luke Miller
Sami Bedell Center for the Performing Arts
2701 Hill Ave.
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

Sunday, March 17, 10 a.m. Worship
Grace Lutheran Church
801 Hill Ave.
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

Sunday, March 17, 4 p.m.
First Lutheran Church
226 N. Putnam St.
Algona

Sunday, April 7, 4 p.m.
Home Concert
Wartburg Chapel
Waverly

St. Elizabeth Chorale

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Harlan Community High School Auditorium
2102 Durant St.
Harlan

Saturday, March 16, 7 p.m.
St. Phillip’s Lutheran Church
6180 Hwy 65 NE
Fridley, Minn.

Sunday, March 17, 9 and 10:30 a.m. Worship
St. Phillip’s Lutheran Church
6180 Hwy 65 NE
Fridley, Minn.

Sunday, April 7, 2 p.m.
Wartburg Chapel
Wartburg College
Waverly

TOURING ENSEMBLES

Castle Singers 2022

CASTLE SINGERS
Under the direction of Dr. Nicki Bakko Toliver, the group prepares a variety of repertoire from Byrd to The Beatles and beyond. Composed of advanced vocalists who are dedicated to exploring challenging choral literature. The Castle Singers tour the United States annually and travel overseas during the college’s May Term. Previous international tours included countries throughout Western and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Latin America, Australia and French Polynesia.

Kammerstreicher 2022

KAMMERSTREICHER
Kammerstreicher means “chamber strings” and is Wartburg’s auditioned string chamber orchestra. Under the direction of Dr. Rebecca Nederhiser, Kammerstreicher is comprised of Wartburg’s top string students. Repertoire includes music from the Baroque to modern day, with focus on collaboration. 

Wartburg Choir 2019-20

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.

Wind Ensemble 2022-23

WIND ENSEMBLE
The college’s top wind and percussion players perform in the Wartburg College Wind Ensemble under the direction of Prof. Jeff de Seriere. 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.

LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCES

Few colleges can match the rich experience of Wartburg music ensemble tours, where students form lasting connections with individuals and communities around the globe.
 MAKING CONNECTIONS THROUGH MUSIC. EXPERIENCE MORE.

ENSEMBLE DIRECTORS

Karen Black

Cantor and College Organist, Professor of Music, Rudi Inselmann Endowed Professor in Organ

Rebecca Nederhiser

Assistant Professor of Music

Lee Nelson

Professor of Music / Zahn Chair in Choral Conducting

Lia Snead

Assistant Professor of Music

Nicki Toliver

Associate Professor of Music / Associate Director of Choral Activities