Celebrate Christmas at Covenant

Come experience the joy of Christmas at Covenant College’s annual Christmas celebration on Thursday, December 8, 2016, or Friday, December 9, 2016. Free tickets are available on our website for the concerts in the chapel and tickets may be purchased for the Madrigal Dessert Reception which follows each evening concert and carries on Covenant’s long madrigal tradition.


Celebrate Christmas at Covenant is the result of collaboration throughout the entire music department and represents the work of students and faculty alike. Professors Scott Finch ’96, Lok Kim, Jim Ward ’72, Kara Funke, and Cindy Solfest-Wallis will direct ensembles during the performance.


The concert will center on the theme: “Giver of Mercy, Bringer of Joy, Creator of Peace,” which calls attention to the cosmic impact that Christ’s incarnation has had and will have on all of His creation. Not one square inch of the world goes untouched by the mediator of the New Covenant. We have hope in our circumstances not because of sheer sentiment but because our redeemer lives and we will see him on the last day. We therefore are compelled to rejoice!


The concert will feature a wide range of musical talent including the Jazz Ensemble, Covenant Singers, Chamber Singers, Flute Choir, Brass Ensemble, Covenant Chorale, and Chamber Orchestra, with Elsie Matsuda ’17 as our featured organist.


Doors for the concerts will open at 6:30 p.m and the concerts begin at 7:00 p.m.

Priority seating for Madrigal Dessert Reception ticket holders will begin at 6:15 p.m.


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Madrigal Dessert Reception Tickets


While supplies last, tickets will be available for purchase and will-call delivery in the chapel lobby prior to the concert, as well as after the concert in the Carter Hall lobby.


General Admission: $20


Covenant employee “Early Bird Special,” if purchased by Dec 1 and limited to the first 100 tickets sold: Online for $10 (limit two per person)


Covenant Students, limited to the first 100 tickets sold: Online for $10 (limit one per student)


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Enjoy this video montage from the 2015 Christmas concert.


Covenant music alumni are addressing needs of the human soul through music and the local church.
Chorale Conductor Dr. Scott Finch led current and former chorale members in "All for Jesus," as a tribute to Dr. John Hamm's investment in the Covenant College music department.
Dr. Finch discusses his desire to bless Covenant's surrounding communities through music.