More than 600 student-musicians at Luther College celebrate the joy and traditions of Christmas with absolutely breathtaking music, capturing the wonder, awe and excitement of the season. In addition to music for choirs, you'll hear solo organ, a handbell choir, and the some 80 instrumentalists of the Luther College Symphony Orchestra.
It all happens in a spectacular setting — and one of the nation's finest college concert halls — the Luther Center for Faith and Life. This year's theme is 'Journey to the Light,' and the concert is part of a year-long celebration of the 150th birthday of Luther College, a journey in its own right that has transformed so many. The journey tonight in this concert is one that echoes the pilgrimage of the Magi to find the Christ Child — the light of the world.
Arise, Your Light Has Come — David Danner
Run, Ye Shepherds, To The Light — Michael Haydn (1737—1807)
Jeg er saa glad — Norwegian carols, arr. Sandra Peter
Catalonian Carol — arr. Julie Turner
The Three Kings — Healey Willan (1880—1968)
For Unto Us A Child Is Born (from Messiah) — G. F. Handel (1685—1756) [Text: Isaiah 9:6]
Cantemos a María — arr. Juan Tony Guzmán '90
This feature is part of Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Holiday Programming.
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day — arr. Howard Helvey
Love Came Down at Christmas — Edwin R. Fissinger, arr. Mary K. Geston
L'Adorazione dei Magi (Mvmt. II from Trittico Botticelliano) — Ottorino Respighi
Noél Ayisyen — Emile Desamours
Toccata on "Veni Emmanuel" — Adolphus Hailstork
Holy, Radiant Light — Alexander Gretchaninov (1864—1956), arr. and trans. Noble Cain
Finale (from King David) — Arthur Honegger (1892—1955)