Entries tagged with ‘fine arts’

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Blast from the Past

The Gustavus Marching Band performing on the streets of St. Peter, circa 1909. Read the inscription to the right.

Blast from the Past

Two Gustavus Dancers perform in this undated photograph.

Factoid Friday

Percy Grainger, a renowned pianist and composer visited campus for a few days in 1940 to teach, perform, and lecture with the Gustavus Band. He enjoyed himself so much he joined the ensemble for their 1941 tour of Minnesota. For two weeks in March they traveled from Willmar to Duluth playing to enthusiastic audiences all […]

Blast from the Past

Here are students performing the opera The Bartered Bride in 1951.  

Blast from the Past

Before he was playing Adam Braverman on NBC’s ‘Parenthood’ or Nate Fisher on HBO’s ‘Six Feet Under,’ Peter Krause ’87 was auditioning for roles at Gustavus. The Weekly captured him auditioning for a role in a 1985 Gustavus Theatre and Dance production of Antigone.

Blast from the Past!

  This is a fun picture featuring “collegian entertainers” at Gustavus. How fun!

Blast from the Past

The first music tour took place in 1881 when members of the Gustavus Band took wagons and trains back to East Union to perform! This photograph catches Gustavus Choir members who were loading up the bus and getting ready to go on tour in 1939. The students boarding the bus areĀ  Eunice (Knock) Kronberg ’39, […]

Factoid Friday!

The first three-act play performed at Gustavus was called As the Clock Strikes it was performed at St. Peter High School on December 4th, 1935. The proceeds from the production were used to purchase equipment for the Little Theater. The Little Theater was a 360-seat theatre that was the predecessor to the Anderson Theatre in […]

Tuesday Trivia: Answered!

In what year was the first Christmas in Christ Chapel Celebrated?   C.1973