Public Events Held at Central
Augsburg University Advent Vespers
For more than three decades, Augsburg University has ushered in the Advent and Christmas seasons with Advent Vespers, a magnificent experience of music and liturgy, focusing on the theme of preparation and culminating in the joyful celebration of the Incarnation. More information>
Thursday, November 29 at 8 p.m. (Open Rehearsal)
Friday, November 30 at 5 & 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 1 at 2 & 5 p.m.
Central Choir to Perform Vivaldi’s “Magnificat”
On Sunday, December 16 (The third Sunday of Advent) the Central Choir along with soloists Froya Olson, Robin Helgen and Brianna Eklund will be presenting Antonio Vivaldi’s setting of the Magnificat as part of the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Members of the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra will provide instrumental accompaniment. Vivaldi’s setting of Mary’s song from the first chapter of the Gospel of Luke is a choral gem. Originally composed between 1713 and 1717, Vivaldi later created a second version by modifying some of the parts. The modified version (from 1739) includes virtuosic soprano and alto solos that were written specifically for some of his more brilliant students at the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice. Come, mark this Advent season in a special way.