The name Acoustic Alchemy Studio was purposefully chosen.
The acoustics of Augustana Chapel are perfectly suited for musical performances. Alchemy is a power or process that changes or transforms something in a mysterious or impressive way. This is a good definition of how music touches and transforms us. The word studio communicates a sense of intimacy. Studios are usually smaller places where one opens oneself to the creative powers within. This is a perfect description of the intimacy of Augustana Chapel. We are providing concerts of acoustic music offered in an intimate setting that can be transformative.
Acoustic Alchemy Studio is an outreach ministry for Immanuel Lutheran Church. The purpose is to reach out to people beyond our own congregation and into the community of Boise who might never consider walking through our doors for a worship service or any other ministry. It was built in 1915 and has been restored and stayed to its original design which offers a very intimate and sacred experience to incredible high quality acoustics. By offering this venue to be used for concerts open to the public it provides better stewardship of our facility. It provides a “pure music” venue where the musicians and the listeners are not distracted from one another by noise and commotion you find at “bar” venues.
Our venue is a way to invite people through the doors for something that meets them where they are at through a public community arts performance.
Note: Augustana Chapel is an historic building and is not handicapped accessible.