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National Lutheran Choir

December 8, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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2023 Christmas Festival: New Hope

In Christ’s birth we see, hear, and feel a sense of renewal as Christmas connects us to the roots of our faith. This year’s Christmas Festival will celebrate old beside new; the program will include works from the 16th century to the present, including Gabrieli’s Hodie Christus natus est, Randall Thompson’s Ye Were Sometimes Darkness, and an arrangement by our new artistic director, Jennaya Robison. Carols, readings, and music from brass, oboe, harp, and organ will sound throughout the Basilica to ring in another Christmas.


“The tree of life my soul hath seen,
Laden with fruit, and always green;
The trees of nature fruitless be,
Compared with Christ the Apple Tree.”
— from “Jesus Christ the Apple Tree,” att. Richard Hutchins



All performances will be at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis.



Adult – $35
Youth under 18 – Free
Student with valid ID – Pay as you are able
Groups of 10 or more – Call the office at 612-722-2301 for information on reduced tickets.


Friday, December 8th at 4:30pm
Saturday, December 9th at 1:30pm
Saturday, December 9th at 8:00pm


Not able to join us in person? The 1:30pm CT performance on December 9th will be livestreamed at https://nlca.com/ for those who are unable to physically attend.


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