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Two students selected for German music festival

July 30, 2007

Meghan ShererMeghan Sherer, who graduated in May, and senior Krista Costin will soon be traveling to Germany for a month, with all expenses paid, to join a worldwide group of about 100 selected musicians, from Aug. 17-Sept. 13.

They have been accepted to the Festivalensemble Stuttgart, a choir that is part of the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart, founded and directed by conductor and artistic director Helmuth Rilling. This year, the festival will perform Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5.

The choir rehearses for two weeks in southern Germany, and then travels for two weeks, performing in various festivals. In addition to the European Music Festival Stuttgart, they will sing in the Rheingau Music Festival, Beethovenfest Bonn, and in Dresden, Halle, and Berlin.

For several years, Augsburg has been one of the 24 audition sites around the world, and this is the first time that any Augsburg students have been accepted.

Sherer performed with Augsburg’s Gospel Praise, and was a soloist with the group at the June Commencement. She graduated cum laude in May with a Bachelor of Music degree in music performance.

Costin toured with the Augsburg Choir last year to Germany and the Czech Republic, and was a soloist at their Leipzig concert. 

Photo: Meghan Sherer