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Advent Vespers brings in holiday season with music and liturgy

vespers2010For more than thirty years, Augsburg College has observed the beginning of the Christmas season with Advent Vespers, a joyous celebration of the holidays.This year the College will mark this 32nd annual event with services highlighting the theme “He comes to us as one unknown.”

This event takes place in the remarkable neo-Gothic sanctuary of Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis, with a ceiling that soars 65 feet and large stained glass windows similar to those of London’s Westminster Abbey. More than 300 musicians, liturgists and banner carriers will participate in this dramatic and uplifting event.

Seating envelopes are required for the service and are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Suggested donations, received at the door, are $10 per person or $25 per family. Non-perishable food donations will be collected before each service for distribution to community food banks. For more information, call 612-330-1265 or visit the Vespers website.

Watch the 2009 Vespers video on YouTube.

December 2, 2011 at 5 and 8 p.m.

December 3, 2011 at 2, 5, and 8 p.m.

Currently, the 2 and 5 p.m. services on Saturday, December 3 are full. If you wish to be added to a waiting list for either of these services, please contact the Music Office directly at 612-330-1265. You will be notified by Thursday, December 1 if tickets become available.

 

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