Johnson to participate in Advent vespers

Johnson to participate in Advent vespers Brook C.E. Johnson, of Vermillion, son of Christopher Johnson and Susan Johnson Warner, will participate in the 20th annual Augsburg College Advent Vespers on Friday, Dec. 3 at 6 and 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 4 at 5 and 8 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, located at 333 South Twelfth Street. Johnson is a member of the Augsburg Choir.

Advent Vespers, which celebrates the beginning of the Christmas season, is one of the Midwest's largest Christmas season celebrations with over 12,000 participants annually. The program will include seasonal readings, liturgical processionals, and the traditional singing of Silent Night in the candlelit sanctuary of this magnificent church.

Highlighting the service, which includes both solemn and joyous music, will be many beautiful carols from around the world � from Sweden, Ukraine, Brazil, Russia and Minnesota. Among the participating musical groups and soloists are the Augsburg Choir, the Masterworks Chorale, the Riverside Signers of Augsburg, the Brass Choir and the Vespers Orchestra. Conductors include Peter Hendrickson, Nancy Grundahl and Paul Ousley.

Admission to Advent Vespers is by seating envelopes, which must be ordered in advance from the Augsburg College Music Department. Order forms for seating envelopes may be requested by calling (612) 330-1265.

Advent Vespers services will also be broadcast on Monday, Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. on WCAL radio at 89.3 FM.

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