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All My Heart Again Rejoices The 2010 Fine & Performing Arts Christmas Concert



All My Heart Again Rejoices Welcome to Concordia’s annual Fine and Performing Arts celebration of Christ’s birth! We hope this concert is a blessing to you in preparing for Christmas. The concert is an offering of worship in music, words, and images. In keeping with this atmosphere, please refrain from applause until the end of the program. This year’s concert theme is from the beautiful Christmas hymn text by Paul Gerhardt (1607-1676). He wrote the hymn soon after the traumatic Thirty Years War, yet it conveys heartfelt joy for the grace and love God has shown us in Jesus Christ. The emotion of the text leads us to ponder our deep relationship with God. The Advent images of Christ as Bridegroom and the faithful as Bride express this relationship. The Incarnation of Christ sets the stage for the culmination of this relationship: Christ’s saving death and resurrection for us. Building on these ideas, the concert falls into three sections: “All. . .” leads us all through the anticipation of Advent, as we prepare in hope for Christ’s coming. We feel this anticipation in the parable of the Wise and Foolish virgins awaiting the Bridegroom, the Annunciation to Mary and her response in the Magnificat, and in our joyful singing at Christ’s coming. “. . .My Heart. . .” proclaims Christ’s birth with tender love and joyous song. The heart of the Christmas Gospel is the climax of this section—that Christ came to live, die, and rise for us. “. . .Again Rejoices” explodes with joy—both now on earth in God’s grace, and in our future eternal rejoicing in heaven. “Again” invites us to revel once more in the bridal feast which began our concert. The end is the beginning, just as the end of the church year cycles into the beginning, just as Christ is the Alpha and the Omega (the First and the Last), just as Christ’s first coming is a foretaste of His final appearance on the last day. “E’en so, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come.” ________________________________________ To help defray the costs of presenting this concert, freewill offerings will be accepted at the door and in the Gallery after each performance. Your tax deductible gifts insure that we will be able to present these and other concerts in the future. Please use the envelope included in this program to make your contribution. This ninety-minute concert has no intermission. If an audience member must leave, please exit and enter only during an audience hymn via the rear doors. Audience members with special needs can be assisted by ushers who have a wheelchair symbol on their badge. Please turn off all cell phones, pagers, watch alarms, and other noise-making devices during the concert. Due to copyright law and to avoid distraction, photography, recording, and videotaping are prohibited.


Limited editions of “All My Heart Again Rejoices” by Concordia art professor Marko Fields are available in the Gallery as an expression of our appreciation to those who contribute seventy-five dollars or more to support this Christmas Concert.

Artist’s statement regarding the artwork, “All My Heart Again Rejoices”: I submit that printmaking must not always utilize paper as the final product; one can print – even within a signed & numbered edition – on anything that will hold still long enough. As a ceramist, the use of clay seems perfect for printmaking, as it can capture all the precise duplication of imagery inherent to print process, while imbuing each individual print with unique nuance. As well, clay invites touch, which is important as I strive to create rich surfaces textures in my work; try touching an intaglio print in a museum and you’ll get thrown out. My background includes years working as an illustrator, designer and editorial cartoonist. In those areas, the most important aspect of the work is the idea; that is, the image must always be subordinate to the idea, theme or concept. This year’s theme, All My Heart Again Rejoices, conjures up a lot of imagery, but I cannot get past the visual image in my mind’s eye of angels singing in ecstasy and glory, celebrating the birth of the Christ Child. My design emerged effortlessly once I settled upon a picture-plane format of a stylized heart: an angel, a Chi Rho (my favorite of all Christian symbols), a dove and, of course, the written and proclaimed word. These prints in clay are made of a white stoneware body and have been fired to nearly 2300°. The original printing plate was hand-carved in a plaster slab, which in turn served as a press mold for the printing process. Each print is hand finished, glazed, signed and numbered. Each piece is unique with individual and intentional variations. And finally, through it all, let us not forget the reason for the season: God’s greatest gift of love, sacrifice and salvation, Jesus Christ (Ecce Christos natanobilius Salvator Domini: Behold the Christ, nobly born Savior Lord). Much peace and hope, Marko Fields, Concordia University, Saint Paul art professor. In addition to teaching, Marko Fields, MFA, is Concordia University’s Resident Artist. A McKnight Fellow, Fields works primarily in clay and mixed-media. Widely published, exhibited and collected, his work can be seen in the collections of the Herberger Museum of Art (Phoenix), The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (the deYoung) and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute (Washington DC).

Christmas Concert Artworks, 1989-present On exhibit in the Gallery through December and for sale (as available) after each concert are past Christmas Concert artworks by Concordia art professors Marko Fields, Stephanie Hunder, Alonso Sierralta, Cate Vermeland, Keith Williams, former art professors Win Bruhl and Karla Ness, and art alumni Kjellgren Alkire and Chris Roth. The works are: 1989: Arise, Shine! 2000: Gloria (sold out) 1990: Lo, How a Rose (sold out) 2001: Once He Came in Blessing (sold out) 1991: What Child is This? 2002: When Light Triumphant Breaks 1992: Magnificat 2003: In Heavenly Peace 1993: On Earth Peace (sold out) 2004: Emmanuel: God With Us 1994: From Heaven Above (limited availability) 2005: Hope Renewed (sold out) 1995: Come, O Long-expected Jesus (sold out) 2006: Now Sing We, Now Rejoice 1996: Out of Darkness. . .Light! (sold out) 2007: Let All Together Praise Our God 1997: Savior of the Nations, Come 2008: It Came a Flow’ret Bright 1998: O Morning Star (sold out) 2009: Love’s Pure Light 1999: Joy to the World! 3

“All. . .” All Earth is Hopeful

Alberto Taulé (b. 1932) introduction arr. Benjamin Maclnnes

Choirs stanzas 1-2; All stanza 3


Text by Alberto Taulé, tr. Madeline Forell Marshall (b. 1946)


Wachet Auf! Ruft uns die Stimme

tune: WACHET AUF Phillip Nicolai (1556-1608) Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

(Wake, Awake!) Cantata 140, movements I & IV

I. Wachet auf! Ruft uns die Stimme, Wohl auf, der Bräut’gam kommt, Wake up! Cry out to us the voices Be glad, the Bridegroom comes, Der Wächter sehr hoch auf der Zinne: Steht auf, die Lampen nehmt! of the watchmen high on the towers: Rise up, take your lamps! Wach’ auf du Stadt Jerusalem! Alleluia! Wake up, you city, Jerusalem! Praise the Lord! Mitternacht heißt diese Stunde; Macht euch bereit Midnight is the hour; Make yourselves ready Sie rufen uns mit hellem Munde: Zu der Hochzeit, they call to us with clear voices: for the wedding feast, Wo seid ihr klugen Jungfrauen. Ihr müsset ihm entgegen gehn. Where are you, wise virgins? you must go out to meet Him there. IV. Zion hears the watchmen singing, Her heart for very joy is springing, She wakes and runs to meet her Lord. Forth He comes, from heav’n all-glorious, With grace He’s strong, with truth victorious, Her Star is ris’n, her light grows bright.

Now come, You Worthy Crown, Lord Jesus, God’s own Son, Sing Hosanna (God Save us!) We follow all, The joyful call To join the evening banquet hall.

Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers

All Sing 1. Rejoice, rejoice, believers, And let your lights appear The evening is advancing, And darker night is near. The Bridegroom is arising And soon is drawing nigh. Up, pray and watch and wrestle; At midnight comes the cry.

text by Phillip Nicolai trans. D. Mennicke

tune: HAF TRONES LAMPA FÄRDIG, Swedish folksong 2. The watchers on the mountain Proclaim the Bridegroom near; Go forth as He approaches With alleluias clear. The marriage feast is waiting; The gates wide open stand. Arise, O heirs of glory; The Bridegroom is at hand.

3. Our hope and expectation, O Jesus, now appear; Arise, O Sun so longed for, O’er this benighted sphere. With hearts and hands uplifted, We plead, O Lord, to see The day of earth’s redemption That sets Your people free!

Text by Laurentius Laurenti (1660-1722), tr. Sarah Findlater (1823-1907), alt.


In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, (Luke 1:26-28a)

Ave Maria (sung in Church Slavonic)

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Bogoroditse Dievo raduisia, Blagodatnaia Maria, Gospod sToboiu. Greetings to you, blessed Mary, the Lord is with you. Blagoslovenna Ty vjenach, i blagosloven plod tshreva Tvoiego, iako Spasa rodila iesi dusch nashich. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, for you will bear the Savior of the world. From the Russian Orthodox liturgy, based on Luke 1:28, 42, 32

Alleluia! (from the motet, Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden [Praise the Lord, All you Nations])

J. S. Bach

Praise the Lord!

In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, ‘Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me? For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leapt for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.’ And Mary said, (Luke 1:39-46a)

Magnificat (Collegium Regale)

Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

My soul doth magnify the Lord: and my spirit hath rejoiced in God, my Savior. For He hath regarded the lowliness of His handmaiden. For behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For He that is mighty hath magnified me: and holy is His Name. And His mercy is on them that fear Him throughout all generations. He hath shewn strength with His arm: He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from their seat: and hath exalted the humble and meek. He hath filled the hungry with good things: and the rich He hath sent empty away. He rememb’ring His mercy hath holpen His servant Israel: As He promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed forever. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost; Luke 1:46-55, KJV As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.

Bwana Asifwe (Praise the Lord!)

Cathy Moklebust

Glory in His Holy Name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.


Psalm 105:3

“. . .My Heart. . .” Good Christian Friends, Rejoice All Stand and Sing 1. Good Christian friends, rejoice, With heart and soul and voice; Give ye heed to what we say: Jesus Christ is born today; Ox and ass before Him bow, And He is in the manger now. Christ is born today! Christ is born today!

tune: IN DULCI JUBILO, 14TH century German Carol setting from Nativity Triptych by John Eggert 2. Good Christian friends, rejoice, With heart and soul and voice; Now ye hear of endless bliss: Jesus Christ was born for this! He has opened heaven’s door, And we are blest forevermore. Christ was born for this! Christ was born for this! Please be seated.

3. Good Christian friends, rejoice, With heart and soul and voice; Now ye need not fear the grave; Jesus Christ was born to save! Calls you one and calls you all To gain His everlasting hall. Christ was born to save! Christ was born to save!

Medieval Latin carol; tr. John M. Neale (1818-1866), alt.

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped Him in bands of cloth, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. (Luke 2:1-7)

A Ceremony of Carols (movements 2, 4, 6)

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

2. Wolcum Yole! 4. Balulalow (Lullaby) Wolcum (welcome)! Wolcum! O my deare hert (heart), young Jesu sweit,(sweet) Wolcum be thou hevené king. Wolcum Yole! Prepare thy creddil (cradle) in my spreit (spirit) Wolcum born in one morning, And I sall rock thee to my hert, Wolcum for whom we sall (shall) sing! And never mair (more) from thee depart. Wolcum be ye Stevene and Jon (Dec. 26/27) Wolcum Innocentes every one (Dec. 28) But I sall praise thee evermoir (evermore) Wolcum Thomas marter one (Dec. 29) With sanges (songs) sweit unto thy gloir (glory): Wolcum be ye, good New Yere, The knees of my hert sall I bow, Wolcum, Twelfthe Day both in fere (Jan. 6) And sing that richt (righteous) balulalow! Wolcum seintes lefe and dere (lesser and greater). text by James, John & Wolcum Yole! Candelmesse, Robert Wedderburn (1561) Quene of bliss (Feb. 2) Wolcum bothe to more and lesse. Wolcum be ye that are here, Wolcum alle and make good cheer, Wolcum alle another yere. Wolcum! anonymous 14th century


6. This Little Babe This little Babe so few days old, Is come to rifle Satan’s fold All hell doth at His presence quake, Though He Himself for cold do shake; For in this week unarmed wise The gates of hell He will surprise.

His camp is pitched in a stall, His bulwark but a broken wall; The crib His trench, haystalks His stakes; Of shepherds He His muster makes; And thus, as sure His foe to wound, The angels’ trumps alarum sound.

With tears He fights and wins the field, His naked breast stands for a shield; His battering shot are babish cries, His arrows looks of weeping eyes. His martial ensigns Cold and Need, And feeble Flesh His warrior’s steed.

My soul with Christ, join Thou in fight: Stick to the tents that He hath pight. (pitched) Within His crib is surest ward; This little Babe will be thy guard. If thou wilt foil thy foes with joy, Then flit not from this heavenly Boy.

text by Robert Southwell (1561?-1595)

In that region there were shepherds abiding in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold—I bring you good news of great joy for all people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ, the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a babe wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace, good will to all.” (Luke 2:8-14)

All My Heart Again Rejoices

tune: FRÖHLICH SOLL MEIN HERZE SPRINGEN, Johann Crüger (1598-1662) arr. D. Mennicke

All my heart again rejoices As I hear Far and near Sweetest angel voices. “Christ is born!” their choirs are singing Til the air Ev’rywhere Now with joy is ringing.

text by Paul Gerhardt (1607-1676), tr. Catherine Winkworth (1829-78)

Salvation is Created

Pavel Tschesnokoff (1877-1944)

Salvation is created in midst of the earth, O God. Alleluia!


Nigerian carol, collected by Via Olatunji and Wendell Whalum, arr. Barrington Brooks

Awa yi o ri Baba gbojule. Awa yi o ri baba fehinti. We are glad that we have a Father to trust. We are glad we have a Father to rely upon. Nibo labi Jesu, nibo labe bii? Betelehemu ilu ara, Where was Jesus born? In Bethlehem, the city of wonder, Nibe labi Baba o daju. Iyin, Iyin, Iyin nifuno. That is where He was born for sure. Praise, praise, praise be to Him. Adupe fun o jo oni, Baba oloreo. Iyin fun o Baba anu, Baba toda wasi. We thank You for this day, Gracious Father. Praise be to You, Merciful Father.


Yoruba folk text

A la Nanita Nana (no. 4, “Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest”) Spanish Carol, arr. Conrad Susa

A la nanita nana, nanita ea. Mi Jesús tiene sueño bendito, Sea nanita sea. Hush little one, hush you. My Jesus has blessed dreams, Now go to sleep. Fuentecilla que corres Clara y sonora, Ruiseñor q’en la selva Cantando lloras, Little fountains that run Clear and resounding, Nightingale in the woods, Singing tears.

Come, Your Hearts and Voices Raising

All Sing

tune: QUEM PASTORES, 14th century German Carol introduction arr. Laura Mews


text by Paul Gerhardt


Still, Still, Still

Austrian Christmas carol, arr. Cathy Moklebust

Still, still, still, Weil’s Kindlein schlafen will. Die Englein tun schön jubilieren, Bei dem Kripplein musizieren.

Still, still, still, because the Baby wants to sleep. The angels make beautiful joy, By the manger, making music.

Schlaf, schlaf, schlaf, Mein liebes Kindlein schlaf! Maria tut dich niedersingen Und ihr treues Herz darbringen.

Sleep, sleep, sleep, My dear little Child sleeps! Maria sings You a lullaby And brings You her true heart.

Groß, groß, groß, Die Lieb ist übergroß, Gott hat den Himmelsthron verlassen Und muss reisen auf der Straßen.

Great, great, great, The Love is more than great! God has left His throne And must travel by the road.

Wir, wir, wir, Tun rufen all zu dir: Tu uns des Himmels Reich aufschließen Wenn wir einmal sterben müssen.

We, we, we, All do call out to You: Open heaven’s kingdom to us, When we must die one day.

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.’ So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Child lying in the manger. When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this Child; and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. (Luke 2:15-18)

Haitian Noel (sung in Creole)

arr. Emile Desamours

Sé té nan Betléèm Yon ti kwen nan Judé Mari té f’on gason A minui n’on étab It was in Bethlehem, A little corner of Judea.That Mary had a Baby Boy At midnight in a stable. Sé té pitit Bon Dyé, É sé té wa dé wa. Dépii’m tou piti kon sa Mwen konn istwa sa. He was the Son of God, And He was the King of Kings. Since I was a little child I’ve known this story. Té genyen twa wa maj ki swiv yon gwo zétwal Kado yon an men yo Pou yo vin’ adoré’l. There were three wise kings Who followed a great star With gifts in their hands To come worship the Child. É yo té byen sézi Lé yo wé ti Jézi Kouché nan mitan yon béf Avék yon bourik. And they were quite amazed When they saw little Jesus Lying between a cow And a donkey. A la koté ou tandé, mézanmi wo! Noél sé yon istwa ki byen étranj! Jézi, pitit Bon Dyé puisan, Hear that, my friends! Noel is a strange story indeed! Jesus, Son of God, King of Kings, Ki pa genyen béso, Li kouché sou pay pami zannimo…O! O! Doesn’t even have a cradle. He sleeps on the straw among animals…Oh my! Yo rélé’l admirab, Konséyé, Dyé puisan, Sé Pé étèné tou É li sé prins la pé They called Him Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God; The Everlasting Father, too; And He was the Prince of Peace. Ni béjè, ni wa maj Adoré’l a jénou. Yo ba li kado Sélon say o té genyen Both shepherds and wisemen Bowed down to worship Him. They gave Him gifts According to what they had. Lé sa si nou té la Fok nou ta fé yon jés, Nou ta ofri mizik An bon jan aysisen. Back then, if we’d been there We’d have done something fitting, We’d have offered Him the best Haitian music.


Nou tap poté tanbou, Manniboula, banbou, tcha-tcha, Ak béi kout bandjo Nou ta chamé ti Jézi. We’d have brought drums, Manniboulas, vaccins, maracas; With fine banjo strums we’d have charmed little Jesus. Jézi, Jézi, ti Jézi nou, A la renmen, nou renmen wou. Ou poté la pé pou tout moun, É wou vin’ établi la gras. Jesus, Jesus, our little Jesus, We love You greatly. You bring peace to all people And You offer us grace. Noél, Noél, Noél, viv Noél! Noel, Noel, Noel, long live Noel!

Ein Neues Jahr (No. 1 of Sechs Spruche, Op. 79)

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-47)

Frohlocket, ihr Völker auf Erden, und preiset Gott! Der Heiland ist erschienen den der Herr verheißen. Rejoice, you people on earth, and praise God! The Savior has appeared, Whom the Lord promised. Er hat seine Gerechtigkeit der Welt offenbaret. Hallelujah! He has revealed His righteousness to the world. Hallelujah! liturgical sentence for the New Year

Lord of the Dance

Shaker hymn tune, arr. Larry L. Fleming

Dance, then, wherever you may be! I am the Lord of the dance, said He, And I’ll lead you all wherever you may be, And I’ll lead you all in the dance, said He!

I danced in the morning when the world was begun And I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun, And I came down from heaven and I danced on the earth; (So my soul now for joy doth leap, my lips no more can silence keep.) At Bethlehem I had My birth.

I danced for the scribe and the Pharisee, But they would not dance, and they would not follow Me; I danced for the fishermen, for James and John, They came with Me and the dance went on.

All My Heart Again Rejoices

J. Crüger, arr. D. Mennicke

See the Lamb, our sin once taking To the cross, Suff’ring loss, Full atonement making. For our life His own He tenders, And His grace All our race Fit for glory renders.

text by P. Gerhardt

Lord of the Dance

I danced on a Friday when the sky turned black: It’s hard to dance with the devil on your back. They buried My body and they though I’d gone; But I am the Dance and I still go on: Then they cut Me down and I leapt up high, I am the Life that will never, never die, I will live in you if you live in Me—DANCE, I am the Lord of the Dance, said He. DANCE! (Said He)


text by Sydney Carter (1915-2004)

“. . .Again Rejoices. . .”

Reader: O Bride of Christ, rejoice; Exultant raise your voice. Now comes the King, Who glorious Reigns over all victorious. All: Hosanna! Now adore Him, Our King, we bow before Him. Reader: Let shouts of gladness rise Triumphant to the skies. The King Who comes in meekness Is strong to heal our weakness. All: Hosanna! Now adore Him, Our King, we bow before Him. Reader: Your heart now open wide; Bid Christ with you abide. He graciously will hear you And be forever near you. All: Hosanna! Now adore Him, Our King, we bow before Him.

text by unknown Danish author, c. 1600, tr. Victor O. Petersen (1864-1929)


text and tune from Piae Cantiones (1582), arr. Gerald Custer (composed 2006)

Gaudete! Gaudete! Christus est natus, ex Maria Virgine: gaudete! Rejoice! Rejoice! Christ is born of the Virgin Mary. Rejoice! Tempus ad est gratiae, hoc quod optabamus, carmina laeticiae, devoteradamus. At this time of grace and longed-for blessing, Love faithfully offers a song of praise. Deus homo factus est, natura mirante, mundus renovates est, a Christo regnante. God is made human in this wonderful birth: The world is cleansed through the rule of Christ. Ezechielis porta clausa per transitur, unde Lux est orta, salus invenitur. The gate of heaven now opens which to us was closed, Sending forth transforming light through which salvation comes. Ergo nostra concio psallat jam in lustro, benedicat Domino: salus Regi nostro. Therefore we meet in pure songs of joy; We bless the Lord, King of our Salvation.

Fantasia on Greensleeves

tune: GREENSLEEVES, English folk melody Setting by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Choir What child is this, who, laid to rest, On Mary’s lap is sleeping? Whom angels greet with anthems sweet While shepherds watch are keeping? This, this is Christ the King, Whom shepherds guard and angels sing; Haste, haste to bring Him laud, The Babe, the Son of Mary!

ALL This, this is Christ the King, Whom shepherds guard and angels sing; Haste, haste to bring Him laud, The Babe, the Son of Mary!

Choir So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh; Come, peasant, king, to own Him. The King of kings salvation brings; Let loving hearts enthrone Him. Raise, raise the song on high, The virgin sings her lullaby; Joy, joy, for Christ is born, The Babe, the Son of Mary.

ALL Raise, raise the song on high, The virgin sings her lullaby; Joy, joy, for Christ is born, text by William C. Dix The Babe, the Son of Mary. (1837-98) 12

The World is Full of Joy

music and text by Laura Caviani (composed 2009)

Hey everyone! Here comes the Lord! Let the whole world welcome Him with open arms! Tell everybody to get ready! Tell everybody to spread the word! Make way in your heart for God’s love to grow, and sing! Sing to the heavens and sing to creation! Here comes the Lord! The world is full of joy!

Hey everyone! Jesus is here! Let the whole world sing about His birth. Yes, sing! Tell ev’rybody to stand up! Tell ev’rybody to sing along! The mountains and the fields and the oceans wide shall sing! Over and over, they’ll sing hallelujah! Yes, Jesus is here, the world is full of joy!

Hey ev’ryone! God’s in charge! He’s not lyin’ ‘bout the fact that there’s joy to be had; Joy to be had in truth; joy to be had in grace. All nations of the world are surrounded by the wonders of His love.

Hey ev’ryone! Here comes the Lord! Make way in your heart for God’s love to grow and heav’n and nature sing! Sing to the heavens and sing! Sing to creation! Here comes the Lord! The world is full of joy!

Joy to the World

tune: ANTIOCH, George F. Handel (1685-1759), adapted

All Stand and Sing Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns! Let earth receive its King; Let all their songs employ Let ev’ry heart prepare Him room While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains And heav’n and nature sing, Repeat the sounding joy And heav’n and nature sing, Repeat the sounding joy, And heav’n, and heav’n and nature sing. Repeat, repeat the sounding joy. text by Isaac Watts (1674-1748) Please be seated. The Birthday Carol music and text by Sir David Willcocks Rejoice today with one accord, Alleluia, This is the birthday of our Lord. Alleluia. Gloria in excelsis Deo! Shepherds abiding in the field, Alleluia, To them God’s glory was reveal’d, Alleluia. And to the shepherds sore afraid, Alleluia, An angel said, ‘Be not dismayed,’ Alleluia. ‘Tidings of joy to you I bring, Alleluia, Today is born a heav’nly King.’ Alleluia. ‘And ye shall find in manger laid,’ Alleluia, ‘The Babe in swaddling clothes arrayed.’ Alleluia. A host of angels fill’d the sky, Alleluia, Thus singing praise to God on high. Alleluia. Now join we all the angel throng, Alleluia, And let our voices swell the song: Alleluia. Gloria in excelsis Deo!


All My Heart This Night Rejoices

Z. Randall Stroope

All my heart, all this night rejoices, As I hear far and near sweetest angel voices, “Gloria, gloria in excelsis Deo!” Come, let us all both great and small sing, “Gloria!” Hail the star where hope is burning, “Gloria!” Love Who with love is yearning, ever yearning, “Gloria, Gloria, Gloria!” Come and dwell in glory forever and ever. Far on high in joy that can alter never. Dwell in the house of Love forever, ever and ever; Gloria!

All My Heart Again Rejoices ALL Sing

text adapted from P. Gerhardt

J. Crüger


text by P.Gerhardt, tr. C. Winkworth


Jerusalem, My Happy Home

Tune: LAND OF REST, arr. Cathy Moklebust

Jerusalem, my happy home, When shall I come to thee? When shall my sorrows have an end? Thy joys when shall I see?

There trees forevermore bear fruit And evermore do spring; There evermore the angels sit And evermore do sing.

O happy harbor of the saints, O sweet and pleasant soil! In thee no sorrow may be found, No grief, no care, no toil.

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, God grant that I may see Thine endless joy, and of the same Partaker ever be! text by F.B.P., 16th century

Reader The Bridegroom soon will call us, “Come to the wedding feast.” May slumber not befall us Nor watchfulness decrease. May all our lamps be burning With oil enough and more That we, with Him returning, May find an open door!

There God shall from all evil Forever make us free, From sin and from the devil, From all adversity, From sickness, pain, and sadness, From troubles, cares, and fears, And grant us heav’nly gladness And wipe away our tears.

There we shall see in glory Our dear Redeemer’s face; The long-awaited story Of heav’nly joy takes place: The patriarchs shall meet us, The prophets’ holy band; Apostles, martyrs greet us In that celestial land.

ALL In that fair home shall never Be silent music’s voice; With hearts and lips forever We shall in God rejoice, While angel hosts are raising With saints from great to least. A mighty hymn for praising The Giver of the feast.

text by Johann Walter (1496-1570) St. 1 tr. F. Samuel Janzow (1913-2001); St. 2-4 tr. Matthias Loy (18928-1915), alt.


Wake, Awake (Cantata 140, movement VII) “Gloria!” To You be singing With saints’ and angels’ voices ringing, With harps’ and cymbals’ loveliest tone. Twelve bright pearls adorn Your portals, Where in Your city of immortals, We gather ’round Your glorious throne.

Tune: WACHET AUF by P. Nicolai, setting J.S. Bach No eye has ever seen, No ear has ever heard Such great joy! So, praise below, Io, Io (joy, joy)! To God in dulci jubilo (in sweet jubilation)

text by P. Nicolai, tr. D. Mennicke

‘It is I, Jesus, who sent My angel to you with this testimony for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.’ The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come.’ And let everyone who hears say, ‘Come.’ And let everyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift. The One who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming soon.’ Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! (Rev. 22:16-17, 20)

E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come

Paul Manz (1919-2009)

Peace be to you and grace from Him Who freed us from our sins, Who loved us all and shed His blood That we might saved be.

Rejoice in heaven all ye that dwell therein, Rejoice on earth ye saints below, For Christ is coming soon. E’en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come, And night shall be no more, They need no light nor lamp nor sun, For Christ will be their all.

Sing holy, holy to our Lord, The Lord Almighty God, Who was and is and is to come, Sing holy, holy Lord.

Ruth Manz (1919-2008), based on Rev. 22

Soli Deo Gloria!



Sopranos Rachel Adkins Sarah Carpenter, a Kathryn Gentner Meghan Lacek Abby Landes Ashley Leiding Madeline Marshall, a, p Tiffany McKay Sara Peterson, c Dr. Rhoda Schuler Danessa Snustad, a Mina Souvannasoth Latashia White, a Lora Zierke

Altos Tenors Basses Brittany Arlow Shane Birtzer Benjamin Berteau Shannon Cassady Phillip Brandvold Joseph Cossetta, r Jenni Esala, c Troy Lerum Michael Hernick Lisa Gibson John Madison Jacob Jones Nellie Gordish Christian Muters Benjamin MacInnes, u Joanna Johnson, a George Marshall Megan Luehmann Tolu Ojeyeyi a: choir aide u: guitar Anna Shaw, c c: choir council p: piano Elizabeth Tagge, a s: sectional leader t: sectional accompanist Sanorah Tweh o: organ r: percussion Rachel Vogt Rachel Vrudny



Becky Erickson Krista Hasse, c Sarah Jensen, c Christine Mennicke Laura Mews, c, o, p, s Cassie Penny, a, s Brittany Pitts Ann Thomas Carrie Tignanelli

Brittany Arlow Andrea Bode Mark Langton A.J. Longabaugh

Christus Chorus


Beth Albrecht Josiah Bode, a, s Alyssa Burdett, c, s Andrew Griffin Ellie Hemmingson J.P. Kostecki Sam Huntley Mark Langton Benta LeMunyon Joe Ostlund Bethany Meyer Alex Rutter Jessica Myers Teresa Schier Kayla Vrudny, c, t


Tom Bang Brennan Blomgren Austin Ertelt Nikolai Gibbons Alan Holasek Jonathan Kuehne, s A.J. Longabaugh, c Dan Sailer, r

Handbell Ensemble

Josiah Bode Jacob Larson

Alyssa Burdett Diane Fraser Krista Hasse Sarah Jensen Meridith Pearson Erin Rudolph Leah Timm Alexander Wright

Chamber Orchestra

Violin I Violin II Viola Prof. Alison Fahy, f Sara Hoff Sorenson, a Heather Hoff McAllister, a Lisa Gibson Benta LeMunyon Jessica Leatherman Rachel Vogt Hailey Bahnemann Linnea Brashears, a Oboe Flute Sarah Erickson Lume, g Clarinet Krista Hasse Amanda Goneau Leah Timm f: CSP faculty; a: alumnus; g: guest

Readers: Dr. Jeffrey Burkart, f; Katherine Mennicke, g


Cello Dr. Hong Wang, f Andrea Bode Harp Rhonda Grobe, f Bass Chris Anderson

Faculty Artists

Program Coordinator/Christus Chorus Director: Dr. David Mennicke Jubilate Director: Prof. Shari Speer Handbell Ensemble Director: Prof. Carolynne Mathis Organist/Organ Coordinator/hymn arrangements: Dr. John Eggert Chamber Ensemble Director: Prof. Alison Fahy Fine Art work: Prof. Marko Fields

Faculty/Staff Logistical Support

Concert Producers: Jennifer Sila, Julie Neidt Lighting/Audio Visual Director: Chad Horrmann Program Layout: David Mennicke, Jennifer Stricker Publicity: Jill Johnson College of Arts & Sciences Administrative Assistant: Susan Johnson Hanlon Director of Safety and Security and Custodial Manager : Sara Mulso Hospitality: Jill Simon Ushers: Community Action, Leadership and Learning Center (CALL), Kelly Dotson, coordinator All copyrighted material printed by permission under #A-703902 “E’en So, Lord Jesus” text copyright©1987 Morningstar Music Publishers. Biblical texts from the New Revised Standard Version, copyright ©1989 World Publishing. Used by permission.

Coming 2010-2011 Fine & Performing Arts Events Guest Artist Exhibition: Fawzia Khan-Birdbrains November 18-December 16 Concordia Gallery

Guest Artist Exhibition: Laura Stack-Float Series January 27-February 23, 2011 Concordia Gallery Reception: Thursday, Jan. 27 5-7 p.m.

Sr. Art Exhibition: Samantha Popehn December 9-17 H. Williams Teaching Gallery

Guest Recital Series: Flying Forms—Baroque violin/harpsichord duo Sunday, January 30 3:30 p.m. Buetow Auditorium

Student Senior Recital: Sarah Jensen, soprano Friday, December 10 3:30 p.m. Buetow Auditorium

2011 Music and Theatre Scholarship Auditions for New Students Fridays, 3:00-6:00 p.m. February 11, 18, 25 Please call 651-641-8248 to schedule an appointment. (Event not open to public.)

Faculty Recital: Aaron Isakson and Percussion Ensemble Friday, December 10 6:00 p.m. Buetow Auditorium

History Theatre Production: Adrift on the Mississippi February 10-27: Thur/Fri. at 10 a.m./7:30 p.m.; Sat at 7:30 p.m.; Sun. at 2:00 p.m. E.M. Pearson Theatre; call 651-292-4323 for tickets

Fall Student Theatre Showcase Sunday, December 12 5:00 p.m. E.M. Pearson Theatre

Student Recital: Laura Mews, soprano; Benta LeMunyon, mezzo soprano Saturday, February 26 4:00 p.m. Buetow Auditorium

Christmas Vespers Monday, December 13 7:30 p.m. Graebner Chapel


Coming 2010-2011 Fine & Performing Arts Events (continued from previous page) Guest Artist Exhibition: Donavan Widmer March 3-April 1, Concordia Gallery Reception: Thursday, March 3 5-7 p.m. Christus Chorus Home Concert (Midwest tour: March 4-13) Friday, March 18, 7:30 p.m. Graebner Memorial Chapel Theatre Production: Rebecca Erickson - Student Directed Show March 25-26 at 7:30 p.m. March 27 at 2:00 p.m. Westlund Theatre call 1-866-811-4111 for tickets Faculty Recital Series: Hong Wang, cello and Ian Shapinsky, piano Sunday, March 20 3:30 p.m. Buetow Auditorium Instrumental Ensembles Concert Friday, April 8 7:30 p.m. Buetow Auditorium Student Senior Recital: Jonathan Kuehne, baritone Saturday, April 9 4:30 p.m. Buetow Auditorium 6th Annual Choral Arts Finale: A Premier High School Choral Festival Sunday, April 10 7:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis Co-sponsored by CSP Music Dept. and ACDA of Minnesota Call Orchestra Hall Box Office for tickets: 612-371-5656 Concordia Juried Student Art Exhibition April 14-May 5 Art Department Gallery Reception Thursay April 14, 5-7 p.m. Awards Presentdation 6:00 p.m. Gospel Choir Concert Thursday, April 14 7:30 p.m. Graebner Memorial Chapel Jubilate Lenten Vespers Friday, April 15 7:30 p.m. Graebner Memorial Chapel

Student Senior Recital: Laura Mews, organ Saturday, April 16 3:30 p.m. Buetow Auditorium Christus Chorus/Guest High School Choirs Concert Sunday, April 17 7:30 p.m. Graebner Chapel Vocal Jazz/Jazz Ensemble Concert Thursday, April 28 7:30 p.m. Buetow Auditorium Opera Workshop Scenes Friday, April 29 7:30 p.m. Buetow Auditorium Handbell Ensemble Concert Saturday, April 30 7:30 p.m. Graebner Memorial Chapel Theatre Production: Once Upon a Mattress May 5, 6, 7 at 7:30 p.m. May 8 at 2:00 p.m. E.M. Pearson Theatre; call 1-866-811-4111 for tickets Spring Student Theatre Showcase Wednesday, May 11 6:00 p.m. E.M. Pearson Theatre Baccalaureate Choral Service Thursday, May 12 7:30 p.m. Graebner Memorial Chapel Spring Fine Arts Concert Friday, May 13, 3:30 p.m. Buetow Auditorium Events are free and open to the public unless ticket purchase is indicated. Concordia, St. Paul Music Department website address:


1-866-GROW-CSP ADV-1010-1118 Š 2010 Concordia University, St. Paul Artwork by Marko Fields

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