Luther College to stream 'Christmas at Luther' performance online

Local and regional radio to air the performance as well

Luther College is offering a streamed version of the 2017 performance of "Christmas at Luther: The Tree of Life My Soul Hath Seen" online Dec. 22 through January. The college's annual musical celebration is available at; there is no charge to view or download the performance.

The theme of the 2017 production, "The Tree of Life My Soul Hath Seen," comes from the hymn, "Jesus Christ the Apple Tree" and the quote credited to Luther College's namesake Martin Luther, "Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."

Iowa Public Radio, Minnesota Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Radio will each air the 2017 performance this holiday season: IPR at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24 and 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 25; MPR at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 on Classical MPR; and WPR at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24 and noon Monday, Dec. 25.

Recordings of this year's concert and previous years' concerts are available through the Luther Book Shop in store, online at or by phone at (563) 387-1036.

Last year's performance, "Christmas at Luther 2016: Out of Darkness, Light!", will air on many broadcast TV stations throughout Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois. Please see the grid at for channels, dates and times, or check local listings.

Luther is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the nation, with six choirs, three orchestras, three bands, two jazz bands and nearly 800 student musicians. Luther students participate in large ensembles, faculty-coached chamber groups, private lessons and master classes. More than 275 music majors study music theory, ear training, history, education, composition, jazz, church music and performance at Luther.