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National Lutheran Choir reschedules Christmas Concert to December 14

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota . . . The National Lutheran Choir postponed its concert from Saturday, December 11, at 8:00 p.m. because of the snow blizzard. The performance has been rescheduled to Tuesday, December 14, 8:00 p.m. at the Basilica of Saint Mary in downtown Minneapolis. The Basilica is located at Hennepin and 17th Avenues in downtown Minneapolis. Tickets for the December 11 concert will be honored at the door on Tuesday evening.
The 60-voice National Lutheran Choir, under the direction of Artistic Director David Cherwien, presents a program titled “Emmanuel: God With Us.”  The Christmas Festival is a unique and memorable experience. Surrounded by the sacred ambience of the Basilica of Saint Mary, the soul-stirring music performed by the choir will likely fill your heart with joy. Well-loved carols sung by all, readings, and choral music familiar and new, sung from all corners of the space, weave together to form an experience that deepens the meaning of Christ’s birth, according to Cherwien.
This year’s festival will feature a premiere of Angelus Ad Virginem by Minnesota award-winning composer, Carol Barnett. Other music on the program includes In Dulci Jubilo, by Michael Praetorius; Ave Maris Stella, by Edvard Grieg; Lost in the Night, arranged by F. Melius Christiansen; Thou Shalt Know Him When He Comes, by Craig Carnahan; Mary’s Song, by Knut Nystedt; How Far is it to Bethlehem by Stephen Paulus, and A Hodie Processional by Paul Manz, to name a few.
Tickets for the National Lutheran Choir’s concerts are available at the door or in advance for $25 adult, $20 for seniors and Groups, and $10 for Students, by calling 612/722-2301. Tickets may also be ordered online at www.nlca.com. The doors open 45 minutes prior to the performance.
For more information about the National Lutheran Choir and other 2010-2011 performances and workshops, call 612/722-2301 or visit www.nlca.com.

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