We're pleased to present Christmas at Concordia, a celebration of music for the Christmas season that draws on traditional and contemporary choral traditions from across the world.
The annual Christmas concert at Concordia College — located in Moorhead, Minn. — features some 350 singers in five choral ensembles, as well as a symphony orchestra. Although many of the performers are music majors, there are singers and instrumentalists who take part in Concordia's performing groups without pursuing a degree in music. One-third of the student body at Concordia take part in musical activities in some way.
The concert we're featuring took place in December of 2015, and was recorded in Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. René Clausen conducts.
Clausen: Fantasia on In Dulci Jubilo
Clausen: Let Every Heart Awake and Sing
Dean/arr. Clausen: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Arr. Christiansen: Wake, Awake
Arr. Culloton: Comfort, Comfort Now My People
Barnum: The Beautiful Sing
Clausen: O Nata Lux
Haugen/Arr. Clausen: Awake, Awake, and Greet The New Morn
Lawson-Gould/Arr. Terri: Allunde, Alluya
Arr. Forrest: Hark, The Herald Angels Sing
Arr. Culloton: The Boar's Head
Arr. Clausen: In Dulci Jubilo
Anon.: Riu, Riu, Chiu
Arr. Culloton: Resonet In Laudibus
Arr. Dent: Masters In This Hall
Jennings: O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Freed: Angels We Have Heard On High
Arr. Culloton: How Can I Keep From Singing
Produced by Andrea Blain and Mike Pengra, Dec. 2016
ResourcesConcordia College - official site
The Concordia Choir - official site