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"Glad Tidings of Great Joy"

The Lutheran A Cappella Choir of Milwaukee, now in its 78th season, presents its annual Christmas concerts on Friday, December 5th at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton, and again on Sunday, December 7th at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa.  This year’s concerts will feature many unique arrangements of traditional Advent and Christmas carols accompanied by harp, featuring harpist Mary Keppeler.  Among those selections will be a set by composer Kirke Mechem, “The Seven Joys of Christmas” including familiar carols such as “Patapan”, “Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine”, and “Din Don! Merrily on High”. We’ll end the first half with audience and choir joining in the singing of “Rejoice, Rejoice Believers”, accompanied by organ.

On the second half of the concert, three selections for harp and oboe, featuring oboist Rita Mitchell, will include two works by Stephen Paulus. One of them, an exciting setting of “The Holly and the Ivy”, was part of a set of three carols commissioned by the mother of choir member Emily Whitacre, in memory of her father. It is with great sadness that we share the news that Mr. Paulus recently passed away after suffering a stroke last year.  Others in the set for harp and oboe include “O Little Town of Bethlehem” and “He is Born”.

Come and enjoy music of the holiday season as we share with you the “Glad Tidings of Great Joy”, celebrating the birth of our Savior. Tickets which are $15.00 general admission and $12.00 for seniors and students, may be purchased online or at the door. A reception will follow Sunday’s concert.


Audition Dates Announced for Spring 2015

Audition dates for choir membership beginning in the second half of our singing season have been set.  On Tuesday, Dec. 30th from 7:00pm to 9:30pm and on Saturday, Jan. 3rd from 10:00am to 11:30am, interested singers in all voice parts are welcome to audition. Both auditions will take place at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 1615 N. Wauwatosa Ave., Wauwatosa, where the choir also rehearses.

To schedule an audition, or for more information about the audition process or the choir itself, please email director@lutheranacappella.org. Interested singers not able to make either of those audition dates may contact the director to schedule another mutually convenient time to sing. The first rehearsal of 2015 will be on Tuesday, Jan. 6th from 7:15-9:15pm.


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Featured Events
 Friday, December 5th
7:30pm

Christmas Concert: 
"Glad Tidings of Great Joy"
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Grafton (map) 

Sunday, December 7th
3:00pm
Christmas Concert: 
"Glad Tidings of Great Joy"
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Wauwatosa, WI (map)