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Advent Vespers

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.

The 44th annual Advent Vespers service recording will be posted once it becomes available—check back soon!

View the recording of the 43rd Annual Advent Vespers service, along with many others, on our University Archives Advent Vespers Collection playlist. For a few individual selections from the service, take a look through the Augsburg Music Department Advent Vespers playlist.

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We invite you to join us in the celebration of the Incarnation at the 45th annual Advent Vespers services.

Dates and Times

  • Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7, 2024
  • Times to be announced


Central Lutheran Church
333 South 12th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404


Advent Vespers is free to the public with a suggested donation of $30 per person.


Seating envelopes are required for entry and may be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations for the 45th annual Advent Vespers services will open in October, 2024.


Parking is free at Central Lutheran Church with proof of your Advent Vespers order. You may show your order confirmation or your seating envelopes upon arrival at the parking lot. There will be signs and people with flags to guide you to each of the various entrances. Visit Central Lutheran’s “Getting Here” webpage for more information.


If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please email or be sure to include your request on the last page of the reservation form.

Support Vespers

Augsburg University’s Advent Vespers services are funded solely by generous individual contributions. Your donation today will directly support  students, staff, and faculty in continuing this majestic tradition. Make your contribution today.

Make a Gift


Interested in volunteering at this year’s Advent Vespers? We would love for any Augsburg staff, alumni, or current students to help support in handing out programs, collecting seating envelopes, and greeting guests as they arrive for each of the services.

Email the team at with questions.

Advent Vespers Archives

Enjoy some past  Advent Vespers Service at the links below.

Learn more

Contact any of the production team members:

Send general inquiries to or contact the Music Department directly at 612-330-1265