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Concordia's annual Christmas Concert tradition returned to the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall to celebrate the Christmas season with the voices and instruments of Concordia University Irvine. Concordia’s critically-acclaimed choirs, handbells and orchestra shared glad tidings of great joy--Christ was born to save! The theme for 2021, "Repeat the Sounding Joy!" showcased more than 200 performers from eight vocal and instrumental performing ensembles under the masterful direction of Dr. Michael Busch and Dr. Jeff Held.
A new made-for-TV special episode of “Repeat the Sounding Joy: A Concordia Christmas” was filmed for PBS in the Borland-Manske Center and aired during the week of Christmas.
Sun, Dec 19, 2021 6:00PM
Repeat the Sounding Joy: A Concordia Christmas
Thu, Dec 16, 2021 6:00PM
PBS SoCal 2
Fri, Dec 17, 2021 3:00AM
Fri, Dec 17, 2021 10:00AM
Mon, Dec 20, 2021 2:00AM
Mon, Dec 20, 2021 9:00AM
Mon, Dec 20, 2021 3:00PM
Mon, Dec 20, 2021 9:00PM
Tue, Dec 21, 2021 2:00AM
Wed, Dec 22, 2021 12:00AM
Sat, Dec 25, 2021 4:00PM
The Christmas season is a time for joy and a time for hope in celebrating Jesus' birth. We began the season with our Advent devotions and concluded with our annual Christmas concert.
An encore performance of our Christmas special, "All is Bright: A Concordia Christmas," aired on national PBS affiliates throughout the country in the month of December.
The made-for-TV Christmas concerts featured music produced in the recording studios of Concordia University Irvine’s newest building, the Borland-Manske Center, as well as footage from a 2018 Concordia concert at Segerstrom Hall. The narrated special includes arrangements of favorite Christmas carols by students, soloists, as well as Americana, jazz, and commercial ensembles. Concordia’s choirs, orchestras, and handbells also performed.
Charlie and Ling Zhang, H.E. Durbin, Ramsey Israwi, Mark and Lauri Howell, Wendy Isbell