Christmas Choral Concert at Wisconsin Lutheran College

Date Posted: November 5, 2008

MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Lutheran Choir, Chamber Choir and Chapel Choir present their annual Christmas Choral Concert December 5-6 at 8 p.m. and December 7 at 3 p.m. in the Schwan Concert Hall.

The theme of the 2008 Christmas Choral Concert is "A word of comfort echoes: it is Isaiah's voice," taken from John Ferguson's original composition for SATB choir and solo violin. The concert features such favorites as O Come Little Children and F. Melius Christiansen's Praise to the Lord. O Nata Lux, a serene a capella motet celebrating the Redeemer by Morten Lauridsen, is the luminous central movement from Lux Aeterna. Each of the movements from the larger work contain references to light from sacred Latin texts.

The Chapel Choir, a women's choral ensemble, will present carols and anthems from around the world. The chamber Choir will perform An American Christmas, including selections from Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest by Conrad Susa for choir, guitar, marimba and harp. A festive arrangement of Joy to the World by Mack Wilberg for choir and orchestra will bring the concert program to a close.

All performances take place in the Schwan Concert Hall of the Center for Arts and Performance, 8815 West Wisconsin Avenue. Tickets can be purchased from the box office (414) 443-8802 or online.

Wisconsin Lutheran College is an independent, Christian liberal arts college located on the west side of Milwaukee.