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Celebration of Christmas 2015

Christmas at Augustana

This year, both performances will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave.

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2 p.m. performance

7:30 p.m. performance

For those attending the 7:30 p.m. performance of Christmas at AugustanaDue to a large number of patrons expected for the performance and a men's basketball game, a shuttle service will run from the vacant lot located directly east of the football stadium at 5th Avenue and 39th Street to Centennial Hall. The shuttle will be available 6-7:45 p.m. and 8:15-9:45 p.m.

Pre-order Christmas at Augustana CD

This first-ever Christmas at Augustana will be recorded this year and mailed to you once it is produced.

You may purchase a CD within your online ticket order or by clicking here through December 7, 2015.

Our goal is to have your CD delivered to your door prior to Christmas morning so you have the perfect Christmas morning soundtrack!

Three hundred student musicians will take the stage, featuring performances by the Augustana Brass Ensemble, Ascension Ringers, Augustana Symphony Orchestra, Augustana Choir, Cantilena Augustana, Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble and the Wennerberg Men's Chorus.

WQAD Broadcast information

The filming of the 2 p.m. performance will be broadcast in the Quad Cities area on Christmas Day at 7 a.m. on channel 8.3, on New Year's Day at 5 a.m. on channel 8 and available online at

A Christmas Messiah, by George Frideric Handel 

The 90-minute performance in Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave., will focus on the Christmas story, and there will be no intermission. A limited number of free tickets is available for junior and senior high students and their families, thanks to support from the Meredith Foundation.

Handel Oratorio Society 
Handel Oratorio Society Chamber Orchestra 
Jon Hurty, conductor


Jamie-Rose Guarrine, soprano

Amanda Crider, mezzo soprano

Tyler Nelson, tenor

Corey Crider, baritone

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Saturday, December 12 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, December 13 at 2 p.m.

Lessons and Carols

Thursday, Dec. 17, at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. in Ascension Chapel, 820 38th St.

Enjoy a beautiful spiritual presentation of lessons and carols within the intimate setting of Ascension Chapel. Augustana Chamber Singers, Ascension Ringers and Campus Ministries present the story of Christ's birth in readings and song. Free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Lauren Reid, manager of performance tours and arts promotion, at 309-794-7323 or