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College Christmas Programs

Music is a key component to our worship. ELCA colleges and universities have strong music programs with many traditions including presenting Christmas celebrations.

Find a program by state:

CA | IL | IA | KS | MN | NE | NY | NC
OH | PA | SC | SD | TX | VA | WA | WI

CALIFORNIA


California Lutheran University

Christmas Festival Concerts

Friday,- December 2, 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 3, 4 p.m.
Sunday, December 4, 4 p.m. (will be live-streamed)

Information/Tickets

CLU Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Lane, Thousand Oaks, CA 

 


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ILLINOIS

 

Augustana College

Christmas at Augustana

Saturday, December 3, 2 & 7 p.m

Information/Tickets

Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL 

 


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IOWA

 

Grand View University

Julefest 2016: From Heaven Above

Saturday, December 3, 7:30 p.m.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 600 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA

Sunday, December 4, 4:00 p.m.
Luther Memorial Church, 1201 Grandview Ave., Des Moines, IA

Information/Tickets

Radio broadcasts will occur on KDPS 88.1 FM and www.kpsradio.com at the following times: Sunday, December 11, 9 p.m., Sunday, December 18, 8 p.m., Friday, December 23, 10 p.m. & Sunday, December 25, 9 p.m.


Luther College

Christmas at Luther

Thursday, December 1, 5:45 p.m.
Friday, December 2, 6:30 & 9:15 p.m.
Saturday, December 3, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 4, 2:30 p.m.

Information/Tickets

Center for Faith and Life, Luther College, 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA


Wartburg College

Christmas with Wartburg

Friday, December 2, 7:30 p.m.
925 Jordan Creek Pkwy. W. Des Moines, IA

Saturday, December 3, 3 & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 4, 3 p.m.
Neumann Auditorium, Wartburg College, 100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, IA

Information/Tickets

 


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KANSAS

Bethany College

Juletide at Bethany

Sunday, December 4, 4 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Presser Auditorium, Bethany College, 335 E. Swensson Street, Lindsborg, KS
 


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MINNESOTA

 

Augsburg College

Advent Vespers

Friday, December 2, 5 & 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 3, 2, 5 & 8 p.m.

Information/Tickets

Central Lutheran Church, 333 S. 12th Street, Minneapolis, MN


Concordia College

Gather Us In, O Child of Peace

Friday, December 2, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 3, 2 & 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 4, 2 p.m.

Information/Tickets

Memorial Auditorium, 901 8th St. S, Moorehead, MN


Gustavus Adolphus College

Christmas in Christ Chapel

Friday, December 2, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 3, 3:30 7:30 p.m. (7:30 will be live-streamed)
Sunday, December 4, 3:30 & 7:30 p.m.

Information/Tickets

Christ Chapel, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN


St. Olaf College

Christmas Festival

Thursday, December 1, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 2, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 3, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 4, 3 p.m.

Information/Tickets

Minnesota Public Radio will present a live broadcast
Skoglund Center Auditorium, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN



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NEBRASKA


Midland University

Colors of Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 4, 7 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Kimmel Theatre, Midland University, 900 N Clarkson St., Fremont, NE


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NEW YORK

 

Wagner College

Holiday Concert: Mystery and Merriment

Sunday, December 11, 4 p.m.

Information/Tickets

Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 St. Pauls Avenue, Staten Island, NY 

 


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NORTH CAROLINA

 

Lenoir-Rhyne University

Love Came Down: A Lenoir-Rhyne Christmas

Sunday, December 5, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, December 6, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 7, 7:30 p.m.

Information/Tickets: 828-328-7206

Grace Chapel, Lenoir-Rhyne University, 625 N. 7th Ave., NE, Hickory, NC



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OHIO

 

Capital University

Christmas Festival 2016

Thursday, December 1, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 2, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 3, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 4, 3:30 p.m.

Information/Tickets

Mees Hall, Capital University, 1 College Ave., Columbus, OH


Wittenberg University

Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas

Friday, December 9, 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Weaver Chapel, Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH



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PENNSYLVANIA

 

Gettysburg College

Winter Choral Concert

Saturday, December 3, 8 p.m.

Information/Tickets

Christ Chapel, Gettysburg College, 300 N. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA

Muhlenberg College

Advent Candlelight Carols Service

Saturday, December 3, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 4, 3:30 & 7:30 p.m.

Information/Tickets

Egner Memorial Chapel, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown, PA


Susquehanna University

Christmas Candlelight Service

Tuesday, December 6, 7:30 p.m.

No tickets needed, but attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to a local food bank.

Weber Chapel Auditorium, Susquehanna University, 46 Weber Way, Selinsgrove, PA


Thiel College
Greenville, PA
Thiel College Christmas Festival

Sunday, December 4, 4:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public
Information

 William A. Passavant Center, Thiel College, 75 College Avenue

 


 

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SOUTH CAROLINA

Newberry College

Christmas Concert

Friday, December 2, 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Wiles Chapel, Newberry College, 2100 College St., Newberry, SC



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SOUTH DAKOTA

Augustana University

Christmas Vespers

Friday, December 2, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Decembe. 3, 3 & 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 4, 2 p.m.

Information/Tickets

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 909 W. 33rd St., Sioux Falls, SD



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TEXAS


Texas Lutheran University

Christmas Vespers 2016: Hope and Quietly Wait

Friday, December 2, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 3, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 4, 4 p.m.

Jackson Auditorium, TLU, 1000 West Court Street, Seguin, TX

Sunday, December 11, 4 p.m.

St. Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 606 W 15th St, Austin, TX


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VIRGINIA


Roanoke College

Lessons and Carols XXXII

Sunday, November 27, 4 & 6 p.m.

Information/Tickets

St. Andrews Catholic Church, 631 N. Jefferson St., Roanoke, VA


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WASHINGTON


Pacific Lutheran University

In Sweet Rejoicing: PLU’s 2016 Christmas Celebration

Saturday, December 3, 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 4, 3 p.m.
Friday, December 9, 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 10, 8 p.m.

Lagerquist Concert Hall, PLU, 868 Wheeler St. S., Tacoma, WA

Monday, December 5, 7:30 p.m.

Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle, WA

Information/Tickets


WISCONSIN


Carthage College

“And on Earth, Peace” A Festival of Readings and Carols

Friday, December 2, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 3, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 4, 4 p.m.

Information/Tickets (All concerts will be live-streamed)

A. F. Siebert Chapel, Carthage College, 2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha, WI



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