For more than four decades, Augsburg University has ushered in the Advent and Christmas seasons with Advent Vespers, a magnificent experience of music and liturgy, focusing on the theme of preparation and culminating in the joyful celebration of the Incarnation.
42nd Annual Augsburg University Advent Vespers – A Virtual Experience
December 2021 (Date & Time to be finalized this fall)
The Music Department and Campus Ministry Office of Augsburg University are pleased to announce the 2021 Advent Vespers theme, “Angel Voices, Again Now Sing.” For a second year, we will usher in Advent with a virtual experience and a premiere video release party the first weekend of December.
The agonizing decision to present a virtual Vespers was made for a host of reasons centered on safety and feasibility as we emerge from this pandemic, including concern for the vulnerable among us, ever-changing guidelines regarding enclosed spaces and musical performances, unknowns regarding choral and instrumental practice spaces on campus in the fall term, and the likely limitations of seating and fellowship space at Central Lutheran Church.
We look forward to a live experience in 2022. In the meantime, the Advent Vespers planning team will endeavor to create a fresh virtual experience that will articulate the message of the Advent season through music, word, and song. May the sweetest angel voices stir us to rejoice in the Advent of our God.
Interested in learning more about our decision?
Check out this Document
Contact any of the Advent Production Team Members
- Dr. Kristina Boerger, music director
- Pastor Justin Lind-Ayres & Pastor Babette Chatman ‘06, co-liturgical directors
- Cathy Knutson ‘06 MAL, producer
Advent Vespers, 2020
Thank you for supporting the 41st Annual Advent Vespers. Please enjoy the video links below:
Come Now, Breath of God
Watch the Virtual Advent Vespers at, https://youtu.be/rCT7Gj1kKfI
Audio-Description Version, (YouTube Link for the A-D Video)
Devotional Booklet, 2020
We hope that this collection of daily devotions will enrich your Advent experience.
Learn More About the Artist
Olivia House ’20, who earned a degree in graphic design at Augsburg, created the artwork for this year’s theme, “Come Now, Breath of God.”
Read our Q&A with Olivia about her perspective and work as an artist, the piece she created for Advent Vespers, and what she hopes people experience through this theme art.
Additional Questions About Advent Vespers
Feel free to contact the Music Office directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-330-1265