Archive for December, 2009
On the first weekend of December, 6,000 audience and 250 students and staff celebrated Letters and Carols, Christmas in Christ Chapel 2009, Gustavus' annual community celebration of Advent and the birth of Christ. The beauty of that celebration of music, scripture and historic and current Christmas letters will be a part of a much larger audience this Christmas season as broadcasts of the service will be carried by radio stations throughout Minnesota and Iowa.
In addition to Michael Johnson's annual concert at Gustavus this Friday, December 11, guitar, brass and choral recitals and concerts fill Jussi Björling Recital Hall the final weekend of the 2009 fall semester.
The Winds of Christmas, an annual performance by the combined Gustavus and Vasa Wind Orchestras, will be presented at morning worship, 10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, December 8, in Christ Chapel. Admission is free to this glorious celebration of the music of Christmas.
Michael Johnson, the singer, song-writer, storyteller, and guitarist who has delighted audiences at Gustavus Adolphus College annually for forty years, returns to Björling Recital Hall, Friday, December 11, at 8:00 p.m. This performance on the Gustavus campus is the only performance the national recording artist will present in southern Minnesota this season.