Archive for December, 2010

Senior Artists Exhibit at Waseca

It is tradition at Gustavus Adolphus College for senior art and art history majors to have their work displayed at the College’s Hillstrom Museum of Art in the Spring. This winter, those seniors will also have the opportunity to show off some of their work in Waseca, Minn., a town 35 miles southeast of St. Peter.

Christmas in Christ Chapel Broadcasts Scheduled

The sounds of A Renaissance Nativity, the 2010 Christmas in Christ Chapel celebration at Gustavus Adolphus College, will be broadcast throughout the region during the holiday season. Radio stations which have aired portions or the entire service in past years are now planning to include the music in their broadcast schedules.

Gustavus Hosts Mankato Children’s Chorus Winter Concert

Gustavus Adolphus College and Christ Chapel are pleased to host the Winter Concert of the Mankato Children’s Chorus, Sunday, December 19 at 3:00 p.m. This annual holiday celebration of music features the five choirs of MCC. Tickets for the performance will be available at the door and are priced at $10 for adults and $7 […]

Mark Thomsen Releases Christmas CD

Tenor Mark Thomsen, the 1978 Gustavus graduate who has enjoyed considerable success in the world of classical opera both in the United States and abroad, has released his first Christmas recording, Christmas Cheer! The recording is a collection of familiar Christmas carols as well as Pietro A. Yon’s Gesu Bambino and Albert Hay Malotte’s The […]

Composition, Brass and Choral Weekend Ahead

As the fall semester comes to a close, the Department of Music presents one final weekend of performances in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. The weekend includes a student composition and conducting recital (Sean Prichard, Saturday, November 11 at 1:30 p.m.), the annual Brassworks! (Sunday, December 12 at 1:30 p.m.) and the fall concert by the […]

Michael Johnson’s 40-Year Tradition Continues at Gustavus

For more than forty years, Michael Johnson, singer, song-writer, storyteller, and guitarist, has delighted audiences at Gustavus Adolphus College. Michael returns to Björling Recital Hall, Friday, December 10, 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 Christmas season.

Shakespeare Performance Showcase at Gustavus

Building on the success of last season's Physical Theatre Project, the Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus will present a Shakespeare Performance Showcase, directed by Amy Seham, in Anderson Theatre, December 9-11 at 8:00 p.m. and December 12 at 2:00 p.m. The Showcase uses Shakespeare's classic A Midsummer Night's Dream as a loose framework, and includes sonnets, monologues and scenes from many other works by the famed playwright. The evening culminates in a delightful rendition Dream's hilarious play within a play, Pyramus and Thisbe.

Christmas in Christ Chapel Weather Update

While parts of Southern Minnesota are under a winter storm warning and several inches of snow are expected to fall between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, all Christmas in Christ Chapel worship services are planned to occur as scheduled. Services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3; at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4; and at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5.