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All is Bright: A Concordia Christmas

Monday, December 6, 2021

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The Christmas season is a time for joy and a time for hope. We anticipate the joyful celebration of Jesus’ birth, and with hope, look toward his second coming. We begin the season with our Advent devotions and conclude with our annual Christmas concert.

Repeat the Sounding Joy

A Concordia Christmas

Monday, December 6, 2021
4:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Celebrate the Christmas season with the voices and instruments of Concordia University Irvine. Concordia's annual Christmas Concert tradition returns to the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Concordia’s critically-acclaimed choirs, handbells and orchestra share glad tidings of great joy--Christ was born to save! This year's theme, "Repeat the Sounding Joy!" showcases more than 200 performers from eight vocal and instrumental performing ensembles under the masterful direction of Dr. Michael Busch and Dr. Jeff Held. Enjoy festive carols and Christmas favorites, old and new. A highlight of the holiday season, Concordia's Christmas Concerts sell out every year, so get your tickets today!

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Audience Advisory: All ticket holders must wear a mask AND provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of performance. Check for current requirements at the time of the performance.

Continue the Celebration

A new made-for-TV special episode of “A Concordia Christmas” was filmed for PBS in the Borland-Manske Center, airing during the week of Christmas.


  • December 19 at 6:00 PM
  • December 20 at 8:00 PM


  • December 25 at 4:00 PM

Schedules are subject to change.

All is Bright!

A Concordia Christmas

The hour-long broadcast premiered on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at 8:00 PM on PBS SoCal.

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.


  • December 14 at 10:30 PM
  • December 20 at 11:00 PM


  • December 25 at 10:00 AM

Schedules are subject to change.

Additional support from:

Allstate Alsop

Charlie and Ling Zhang, H.E. Durbin, Ramsey Israwi, Mark and Lauri Howell, Wendy Isbell

Advent: Focus

November 28 - December 25

The Advent season calls us back into focus. We hear God’s word, listen to his call, and prepare to see his blessings. Sign up for weekly devotions through Christmas Day.



Photos from Segerstrom Concert Hall taken prior to COVID-19.

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