Christmas Benefit Concerts 2007:

“Advent, Christmas, Epiphany: A Journey of Poetry and Song”

Celebrate the fullness of the season — from the quiet anticipation of Advent, through the blazing joy of Christmas, to the starlit wonder of Epiphany — on a journey of poetry and song, featuring musical expressions from Europe, southeast Asia, South America, and right next door.

Last year’s concert-goers had this to say:

  • “Your harmonies were right on.”

  • “What delightful and fresh music.”

  • “The readings were so thought-provoking and reflective.”

  • “What a great way to welcome in Advent!”

This year, due to popular demand, we’ve added a fourth concert! And we’ve partnered with Feed My Starving Children, an amazing, locally-based charity whose volunteers pack nutritious meals that are distributed to malnourished children worldwide.

We hope that you’re able to attend one (or more!) of our performances, and that you’ll consider supporting the inspirational and life-saving work of Feed My Starving Children.

We look forward to seeing you (and singing for you) in December!

Concert Dates and Locations

Saturday, December 1 @ 7 pm
Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church
5011 31st Ave S
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Sunday, December 2 @ 4 pm
Olivet Congregational Church
1850 Iglehart Ave
St. Paul
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Friday, December 14 @ 7 pm
Macalester Plymouth United Church
1658 Lincoln Ave
St. Paul
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Saturday, December 15 @ 7 pm
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd
Apple Valley
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All concerts are free and open to the public.
A free-will offering will be held at each concert, with proceeds benefiting
Feed My Starving Children. For more information, visit our “Charity” page.

Concert Repertoire

Come Hither, Ye Faithful(U.S.) ..... Daniel Pederson
Veni, Veni Emmanuel(Hungary) ..... Zoltan Kodaly
California Mission Chant(U.S.) ..... anon., Juan Pedro Gaffney R.
In the Bleak Midwinter(England) ..... Gustav Holst, Christina Rossetti
The Hills are Bare at Bethlehem(U.S.) ..... arr. Ralph Johnson
Ubi Caritas(Canada) ..... Imant Raminsh
Como Sucedió(Venezuela) ..... arr. Alberto Grau
In the Splendor(Australia) ..... anon., Graeme Morton
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly(Poland) ..... arr. David Willcocks
Stille Nacht(Germany) ..... Franz Gruber, arr. David Willcocks
God of All Gods(Malaysia) ..... D. A. Chelliah
Puer Natus in Bethlehem(Germany) ..... Samuel Scheidt
Lute Book Lullaby(Australia) ..... Graeme Morton
O Little One Sweet(Germany) ..... J. S. Bach
Quem Pasores Laudavere(Germany) ..... arr. John Rutter
Wexford Carol(Ireland) ..... arr. Daniel Kallman
Out of the Orient Crystal Skies(England) ..... Richard Zgodava
Lovely Star in the Sky(Korea) ..... ed. Marian Dolan
Ríu, Ríu, Chíu(Catalan) ..... anon., ed. Noah Greenberg

Past Concerts

To view information about our Spring 2007 concerts, click here.

To view information about our Advent 2006 concerts, click here.

Song Samples

Click any of the links below to hear brief samples of InVocation in performance.

Comfort, Comfort [ MP3 audio clip ] ..... arr. John Ferguson
Conditor alme siderum [ MP3 audio clip ] ..... Tomás Luis de Victoria
What Sweeter Music [ MP3 audio clip ] ..... Mark G. Sirett

© 2006 InVocation