Choirs to present Christmas Festival Concert

Date Posted: November 18, 2013

2013 Chamber Choir Home Concert

MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Lutheran Choir, Chamber Choir, and Chapel Choir will present the annual Christmas Festival Concert December 5, 6, and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and December 8 at 2:30 p.m. in Wisconsin Lutheran College's Schwan Concert Hall. More than 100 student and guest musicians will perform sacred choral music under the direction of James Nowack and Carolyn Fons.

The Christmas Festival Concert series is a long-standing holiday tradition at WLC. This year's festival is titled "Peace to the World is Given." Wisconsin Lutheran Choir highlights include Eric Whitacre's Alleluia and John's Rutter's "Gloria Patri" (from Magnificat) with the Christmas Festival Orchestra.

The 28-voice Chamber Choir will perform Herbert Howells' exquisite Long, Long Ago, and the program's namesake, Wonderful Peace, by Gustaf Nordqvist.

The Chapel Choir will be featured in accompanied songs and carols for women's voices, including Christmas Dance of the Shepherds by Zoltan Kodály and Sing We Now of Christmas, arranged by John Leavitt.

The Friday night concert will be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend. Streaming will be available at

The Schwan Concert Hall is located in the Center for Arts and Performance, 8815 W. Wisconsin Avenue. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students; they can be purchased from the WLC Box Office at 414.443.8802 or online.