Tickets available for Christmas at Luther 2023 performances of “Love, the Rose, Is on the Way”
DECORAH, IOWA—Christmas at Luther returns for 2023, offering both in-person and virtual opportunities for audiences to view this Emmy Award-winning production. This year’s theme, “Love, the Rose, Is on the Way,” will be featured in four performances running Nov. 30-Dec. 3 in the Center for Faith and Life’s Main Hall.
Tickets to view the show in the Center for Faith and Life go on sale to the general public as of Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 9 a.m. Livestream tickets are available for the performance at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3. On-demand tickets are also available for the same performance, which allows for unlimited viewing Dec. 8-Jan. 2. Tickets are available to purchase on the Christmas at Luther website or by calling the Ticket Office at 563-387-1357.
“The seven ensembles involved with Christmas at Luther have been preparing the musical selections for this performance for many weeks already; all involved are eager to present this year’s production,” said Susan Potvin, director of music marketing and production manager for Christmas at Luther. “We especially look forward to premiering a brand new choral and orchestral arrangement of ‘Angels We Have Heard on High,’ which was commissioned specifically for Luther College and created by the acclaimed composer Dan Forrest.”
Hundreds of Luther student musicians are involved in the annual Christmas at Luther productions. Ensembles performing this year include Aurora and Collegiate Chorale, conducted by Adrianna Tam; Norskkor and Cathedral Choir, conducted by Mark Potvin; Nordic Choir, conducted by Andrew Last; and the Symphony Orchestra and the Percussion Ensemble, conducted by Dan Baldwin. The audience is also invited to participate in the singing of hymns.
Between larger ensemble pieces, Luther College organist Alexander Meszler will weave in threads of the melody “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming,” and a variety of students will narrate poetic and scriptural texts.
Luther College Music Showcase Day
High school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing music at Luther have the opportunity to attend Christmas at Luther Music Showcase Day on Thursday, Nov. 30. Students will have the opportunity to connect with current Luther music faculty and students and get a behind-the-scenes look at this acclaimed production. The day also includes a catered dinner and a complimentary ticket to the Thursday evening Christmas at Luther show. Register online.
Holiday buffet tickets available to purchase
Luther Dining Services is offering a holiday buffet in the Peace Dining Room, located on the second floor of the Dahl Centennial Union, prior to the Christmas at Luther performances on Friday, Dec. 1, Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3. Seating begins at 5 p.m. before the Friday and Saturday shows; there are multiple seating options from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are available to purchase online or by calling the ticket office at 563-387-1357.
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