Consisting of a consortium of many performing groups that vary from season to season, Augstana Arts has made community outreach its primary focus since its inception in 1997. In addition to presenting performances by the Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra, Colorado Women’s Chorale, The Augstana Vocal Ensemble, and others, Augustana Arts provides subsided lessons and instruments-on-loan to children in lower-income Denver families through its City Strings program.
The Augustana Institute of Music offers music classes and private lessons at Denver-area schools. Free performances at prisons, nursing homes, hospitals and elsewhere are a regular occurrence, and more than 2,000 ticket donations are made available to disabled individuals each concert season.
Augustana Arts Information
- Other Venues: Bethany Lutheran Church (4500 East Hampden Avenue, Cherry Hills Village); Bethlehem Lutheran Church (2100 North Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood)
- Public Transportation: Good for all locations. Augustana Lutheran Church (steps from RTD bus 3L at South Elm Street/East Alameda Avenue; and a 4-minute walk from buses 2, 79L, and 83L at Leetsdale Drive/Forest Street). Bethany Lutheran Church (a 2-minute walk from RTD buses 35, 40, and 46 at Hampden Avenue/South Dahlia Street). Bethlehem Lutheran Church (a 2-minute walk from RTD buses 20 and 76 at N. Wadsworth Blvd./20th Avenue)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good for each location
- Performances/Programs: 20-25 performances per season
- Ticket Prices: Adult $18–$20; Seniors (62+) and Student $12–$15 depending on event
- Subscriptions: Full season subscriptions, including priority seating and 20% discount on standard ticket prices, are $285 for adults, $185 for seniors (62+), and $135 for students (under 18 or with valid student ID)
- Membership: Membership in the Augustana Arts Leaders Circle begins at the $1,000 level and includes special events/receptions, preferred concert seating, and more.