Please Join us for Concordia University's 62nd Annual Christmas Tradition
The Christmas Chorale
A Service of Lessons and Carols
Featuring Concordia's Choral and Instrumental Ensembles
Ensemble Directors: Kurt Berentsen, Casey Bozell, Dr. William Kuhn, and Judy Schumacher
Organist: Dr. Walter Krueger
The Concordia University choral and instrumental ensembles will extol the Christmas story through song and Scripture as they present their annual Christmas Chorale. The audience will be invited to join in the singing of Advent and Christmas carols.
|Friday, December 7
Saturday, December 8
Sunday, December 9
|St. Michael's Lutheran Church
6700 NE 29th Avenue
Portland, OR 97211
RSVP and let us know you'll be attending! (optional)
Questions? Please call 503-280-8505 or 1-800-752-4736, or email us
Admission is free. Seating for all services is limited and on a first-come, first-seated basis. Preferred seating for Concordia's Friends of Music. A free-will offering will be received.
Also, please join us on Dec. 4 at 6:00 pm for our
Third Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Outside the George R. White Library & Learning Center 2800 NE Liberty Street, Portland, OR
Help Promote the Chorale!
The lights and ornaments on a Christmas tree are visible reminders for us that the celebration of Christ's birth is near. The prophets of the Old Testament would not recognize the lights and ornaments as symbols for an event they had waited for generations to occur. Each year fewer and fewer people in our contemporary society are able tomake the connection between these symbols and what they represent. For Christians, the continual green of the tree, even in winter, reminds us of the renewal Christ brings into the world through his birth, life, death, and resurrection. Jesus Christ is the Light of the World who brings us out of the darkness of sin and death into the joy and blessing of life now and for all eternity. His birth is indeed reason to celebrate and rejoice: "Stop being afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:10-11) — Kurt Bergdolt, Assistant Professor of Art