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
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

2021-22 TOURS

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.

Admission: All concerts are free-will donation unless otherwise noted.

Friday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
301 1st St. N.W.
Waverly 

Saturday, Feb. 26, 4:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
608 Nebraska St.
Sioux City
Joined by the Wayne State College Chamber Choir
Dr. Matthew Armstrong, conductor; Shelley Armstrong, accompanist

Sunday, February 27, 10:30 a.m. Worship
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
113 N. 18th St.
Omaha, Neb.

Monday, Feb. 28, 2 p.m. School Assembly
Merino Schools
315 Lee St.
Merino, Colo.

Monday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.
Peace Lutheran Church
1404 S. Ninth Ave.
Sterling, Colo.

Tuesday, March 1, 7 p.m.
First Congregational Church
20 E. Saint Vrain St.
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Featuring the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale and Summit Ensemble
Marcia Hendricks, conductor

Wednesday, March 2
Collaboration with the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony
(Private event)
Village Christian Church
3113 Primrose Drive
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Gary Nicholson, conductor

Chapel Of Our Saviour, 7 p.m.
8 Fourth St.
Colorado Springs, Colo.

Thursday, March 3
Heritage High School
(Private event)
1401 W. Geddes Ave.
Littleton, Colo.

Thursday, March 3, 7 p.m.
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church
12099 Lowell Blvd.
Broomfield, Colo.
Reception to follow

Saturday, March 5, 7:30 p.m.
St. Paul United Methodist
1144 M St.
Lincoln, Neb.

Sunday, March 6, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship Services
First-Plymouth Church
2000 D St.
Lincoln, Neb.

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

Friday, March 25, 7:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
2136 Brady St.
Davenport, IA 52803
In Collaboration with Pleasant Valley High School Chamber Choir
Meg Byrne, director

Saturday, March 26, 7:30 p.m.
Indian Trail High School and Academy Auditorium
6800-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Admission is $10 per person at the door

Featuring:
Indian Trail High School and Academy Cantare
Tremper High School Chorale
Indian Trail High School and Academy Chorale

Sunday, April 10, 4 p.m.
Wartburg Chapel
100 Wartburg Blvd.
Waverly, IA 50677

Friday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.
First Lutheran Church
1000 Third Ave. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Saturday, April 23, 4 p.m.
St. Joseph Chapel
Holy Cross College
54515 State Road 933 North
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Sunday, April 24, 10:30 a.m. Worship
Trinity English Lutheran Church
450 W. Washington Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Sunday, April 24, 7 p.m.
Trinity English Lutheran Church
450 W. Washington Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Monday, April 25
Private Event
Concordia Lutheran High School
1601 Saint John River Dr.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Monday, April 25, 7 p.m.
Prince Of Peace Lutheran Church
5475 Brand Road
Dublin, OH 43017

Tuesday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.
Latrobe Presbyterian Church
428 Main Street
Latrobe, PA 15650

Wednesday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.
Floris United Methodist Church
13600 Frying Pan Road
Herndon, VA 20171
In collaboration with the West Point Alumni Glee Club
Purchase tickets here: Adults $15 | K-12 Youth $5
GROUP RATE: 10 or more for $12 each

Friday, April 29, 10:45 a.m.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
5th Avenue between 50th/51st Streets
New York, NY 10022

Friday, April 29, 8 p.m.
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center1941 Broadway at, W 65th St.
New York, NY 10023
Reception to follow
Lincoln Center tickets website

Saturday, April 30, 4 p.m.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
3 W 65th St.
New York, NY 10023

 2022 American Heritage Tour 

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

Wednesday, April 27, 7 p.m.
Immanuel Lutheran Church 
1045 Belvidere Rd. 
Belvidere, IL 61008

Thursday, April 28, 7 p.m.
Waukesha North High School 
2222 Michigan Ave.
Waukesha, WI 53189 

Monday, May 2, 7 p.m.
Surf Ballroom 
460 N Shore Dr.
Clear Lake, IA 50428

Tuesday, May 3, 7 p.m.
Baxter High School 
202 E State St.
Baxter, IA 50028

Monday, May 9, 1 p.m. Assembly
English Valleys High School
765 W Broad St.
North English, IA 52316

Wednesday, May 11, 7 p.m.
St. John’s Lutheran Church 
505 S Park Rd.
La Grange, IL 60525

Friday, May 13, 5 p.m.
Performance at the Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference
Downtown Marriott Hotel
700 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309

Saturday, May 14, 7 p.m.
Bondurant-Farrar High School
1000 Grant St N.
Bondurant, IA 50035

Sunday, May 15, 2 p.m.
Central DeWitt High School
519 E 11th St.
DeWitt, IA 52742

Monday, May 16, 6:30 p.m.
West Monona High School
1314 15th St.
Onawa, IA 51040
Cancelled due to COVID difficulties

Tuesday, May 17, 7:30 p.m.
Tassel Fine Arts Center 
1324 Tilden St.
Holdrege, NE 68949
Cancelled due to COVID difficulties

Friday, May 20, 7 p.m.
The World’s Only Corn Palace
604 N Main St.
Mitchell, SD 57301
Cancelled due to COVID difficulties

Saturday, May 21, 7 p.m.
Lakeville South High School
21135 Jacquard Ave.
Lakeville, MN 55044

Sunday, May 22, 4 p.m.
Blue Earth Area High School Performing Arts Center 
1125 US-169
Blue Earth, MN 56013

Wednesday, May 25, 6:30 p.m.
Neumann Auditorium
Wartburg College Campus

Ritterchor Run-Out Tour

 Saturday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. 
Zion Lutheran Church
Buffalo, Minn. 

Sunday, March 20, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Bethel Lutheran Church
Northfield, Minn. 

Sunday, March 20, 3 p.m. 
Bethel Lutheran Church
Northfield, Minn. 

 Sunday, April 3, 4 p.m. 
Wartburg Chapel
Waverly, Iowa

TOURING ENSEMBLES

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.

Castle Singers 2019-20

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 2019-20

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.

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

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

Craig A. Hancock

Professor of Music

Simon Harding

Knightliters Jazz Band Director

Rebecca Nederhiser

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

Scott Muntefering

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

Lee Nelson

Professor of Music / Zahn Chair in Choral Conducting

Nicki Toliver

Associate Professor of Music / Associate Director of Choral Activities