Public Events Held at Central

Reformation Festival

October 27-28

Join Central Lutheran Church and partners from Luther Seminary and National Lutheran Choir in a Reformation Festival the weekend of October 27-28. Register for the conference which will take place on the campus of Luther Seminary on Friday and Saturday. The conference will feature speakers and workshops addressing key Reformation themes in theology and music. On Friday evening, attend a performance by the National Lutheran Choir of “Holy Spirit Mass” a new choral work commissioned for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. The concert will be at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis. Norwegian composer Kim Andre Arnesen has been commissioned to write this significant new work.

The Reformation Festival will conclude on Saturday afternoon with a worship service held at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton will preach and music will be led by a massed choir from local congregations and the National Lutheran Choir. For a complete schedule or to register, go to luthersem.edu/reformation.

2017 Advent Vespers

Thursday, November 30 at 8 p.m. (Open Rehearsal)
Friday, December 1, at 5 and 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 2, at 2 and 5 p.m.

Advent Vespers celebrates the beginning of the Christmas season with traditional and contemporary hymns, anthems, and carols. The Augsburg College Advent Vespers celebration is one of the largest holiday music events in the Twin Cities with over 10,000 worshipers participating annually.

Held at Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis, this celebration combines more than 300 participants including choirs, instrumentalists, readers, and a full liturgical party.

The services highlight the majesty of the space at Central Lutheran Church. Follow the drama of the processions and capture the splendor of the sounds from the massed choirs scattered throughout the sanctuary.

More information at www.augsburg.edu/music/vespers.

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2013 Augsburg Advent Vespers