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Christmas Vespers 2016

December 2 2016 - December 4 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm   |   Location: Jackson Auditorium

Christmas Vespers 2016

In preparation for the Christmas season, Texas Lutheran University hosts its annual Christmas Vespers service. This celebration of music and word honors the integral role music has played in Texas Lutheran's curriculum and religious and cultural history. Audiences take advantage of the opportunity to hear the ethereal voices of the TLU choirs each year at both the Seguin and Austin Vespers services.

Christmas Vespers 2016: Hope and Quietly Wait

Titled “Hope and Quietly Wait,” this year's Vespers service of music and word will feature the TLU Choir, TLU Women’s Choir, Kantorei Chamber Choir and the TLU Symphonic Winds and Percussion. Waiting quietly, and with hope for true peace will be the central theme of Christmas Vespers. San Antonio actress, Sam Carter Gilliam, will perform short monologues between the musical numbers which lend context to the musical idea of Advent as a time of quiet reflection.

Christmas Vespers will be held in TLU's Jackson Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3; and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. Tickets for each Vespers service are free but required.

If you are interested in attending the Vespers service in Austin at St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church, it will take place on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 4 p.m. This Vespers service is free and no tickets are required.

Service Schedule 

Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Jackson Auditorium 

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Jackson Auditorium 

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 at 4 p.m. in Jackson Auditorium 

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 at 4 p.m. at St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Austin

Ticket Reservation 

Tickets maybe be requested online now by clicking on one of the performance dates below. Tickets also may be picked up in person at the TLU Bookstore beginning November 1. All tickets requested online will be mailed to the address provided.

All Vespers performances at TLU's Jackson Auditorium are now officially sold out.

All Vespers services at TLU are free and open to the public, but tickets are required due to limited seating. Tickets are not required for the Vespers service in Austin at St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church on Sunday, December 11, at 4 p.m.

There will be reserved seating for TLU’s President’s Associates at the Saturday performance. For more information call 830-372-8030 or visit

Contact Us

Becky Hruza

Church Relations Administrative Assistant 


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