“Christmas at Concordia” to Feature Traditional Favorites

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Join us for Christmas on Friday, December 1st  at 7:30 p.m. in The Chapel of the Christ Triumphant on the university’s main campus.
Join us for Christmas on Friday, December 1st at 7:30 p.m. in The Chapel of the Christ Triumphant on the university’s main campus.

The annual “Christmas at Concordia” concert Friday and Saturday December 1-2 will feature traditional holiday favorites from two well-known American composers, according to longtime music department chairman Dr. Louis Menchaca.

This holiday tradition brings together all of Concordia’s music ensembles – led by The Symphonic Wind Ensemble, The Alleluia Ringers, Kammerchor, and Selah – and will be performed at 7:30 p.m. in The Chapel of the Christ Triumphant on the university’s main campus, 12800 North Lake Shore Drive. 

Among the selections during the 90-minute production will be Leroy Anderson’s “A Christmas Festival,” including Joy to The World, Silent Night, and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, along with a blockbuster standard by Alan Silvestri from “Polar Express.”  Many of Anderson’s light, short pieces were introduced to audiences by The Boston Pops, according to Menchaca.

Advance tickets cost $15 for adults, and are free for those 17 and under.  Tickets purchased online via credit card at www.cuw.edu/Christmasconcert can be picked up at will call one hour prior to each concert.  To reserve tickets by cash or check, call Cindy Jacoby at 262-243-4243.

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