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Augsburg College Presents Advent Vespers


Augsburg College will present its 18th annual festival worship services, Advent Vespers, on Friday, December 5 at 6 and 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, December 6 at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. All four services will be at Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis, located at 333 South Twelfth Street. Advent Vespers celebrates the beginning of the Christmas season with traditional and contemporary hymns, anthems, and carols arranged for choral groups, soloists, and orchestra. Performers will include the Augsburg Choir, the Masterworks Chorale, the Riverside Singers of Augsburg, the Vespers Orchestra, pianist Jill Dawe, and organist Dr. Stephen Gabrielsen. Conductor and artistic director for the services is Peter Hendrickson, Director of Choral Activities at Augsburg College.

The theme for this year's services is "Light of the World," and the program will include seasonal readings, liturgical processionals, and the traditional congregational singing of "Silent Night" in the candlelit sanctuary of this magnificent church. Nearly 10,000 people participate in Advent Vespers each year. The Advent Vespers services will also be broadcast on Sunday, December 14 at 5 p.m. on WCAL-FM at 89.3.

Admission to Advent Vespers is by seating envelopes, which must be ordered in advance from the Augsburg College Music Department. Use the form that is posted on-line to order seating envelopes, or request a form by calling 612/330-1265.

For more information on Advent Vespers, call the Augsburg Music Department at 612/330-1265. For information on upcoming concerts and arts events at Augsburg College, call 612/330-1448.