Concordia Choir Christmas CD

A Concordia Christmas CD, recorded in 2019, is a collection of music from Concordia Choir Ensembles. This is a perfect Christmas gift for friends, family, and supporters of CUAA fine arts.


Order by Thursday, December 19th to have it shipped in time for Christmas!

The CD, recorded in 2019, was first on sale at the 42nd annual Boar’s Head Festival. The Music Department would like to make the CD available for the public to purchase the week of Dec. 16-20, 2019, just in time for Christmas.

Details for purchase

For those who need shipping with their Concordia Choir Christmas CD order:
  • Contact Judy Wuckert between 11-3 p.m. ET by Thursday, December 19. She can be contacted via email at Judy.Wuckert@cuaa.edu or by phone at (734) 995-7438
  • Share full name, shipping address, and an email address for contact. Judy will confirm payment method (credit, cash or check by mail, made payable to Concordia University Ann Arbor)
  • The CD cost is $20. Cost of shipping will be covered by Concordia Music Department
  • Note: There will be no sales between Dec. 21, 2019-Jan. 1, 2020 while the campus is closed
For those who are able to pick-up their Concordia Choir Christmas CD from campus before Friday, Dec. 20th at 3:00 p.m.:
  • Contact Judy Wuckert between 11-3 p.m. ET by Friday, December 20th at 3:00 p.m.. She can be contacted via email at Judy.Wuckert@cuaa.edu or by phone at (734) 995-7438
  • Share full name and an email address for contact. Judy will confirm payment method (credit, cash, or check made payable to Concordia University Ann Arbor)
  • Drop off payment to Judy on campus and pick up CD by Friday, December 20 at 3:00 p.m
  • Note: There will be no sales between Dec. 21, 2019-Jan. 1, 2020 while the campus is closed

A note from the Director of Choirs Dr. Brian Altevogt

When music coincides with the important moments in life, memories are formed.  The music becomes like paper or an audio/video recorder on which we write or dictate our stories for ourselves and future generations.  We can return, years later, to read or hear who we were or who those we love were at an earlier time.  Music, too, keeps and stores our human interactions.  When we hear the same music our parents played for us, for example, we hear with our ears, but also with our memories of how we felt, surrounded by people who loved us.  The music is more than a snapshot that captures an event.  The music contributed to the mood in the first place, and when we hear it again, God allows us to go back in time and savor these meaningful memories.

Singing together should be an easy top-5 choice of best gifts of all time – thank you, God!  Everyone wins and no one loses; we immediately gain fellowship, agreement, and solidarity.  Singing together has no restrictions of age or race, and if we engage with any level of earnestness, our bodies release all those healthy hormones that are rejuvenating.  Shouldn’t we sing together more frequently?

The Concordia choirs have, for more than 50 years, provided a community for students to sing together.  Our mission is to serve others through our singing, and God has blessed us with unending opportunities to serve.  We’ve served United States veterans, our peers at CUAA, the more than 13,000 people gathered for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, people from other countries, young children, parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. We’ve sung together at all the important milestones: weddings, funerals, baptisms, commencements, and many church anniversaries. Most important, we sing for each other throughout each school year, and God is praised!

We pray that the music recorded here changes your day, inspires you to find people with whom you can sing together, and starts a new soundtrack in your home on which new memories are created and stored.

Learn more about Concordia University Ann Arbor music department.

The Concordia choirs have, for more than 50 years, provided a community for students to sing together.  Our mission is to serve others through our singing, and God has blessed us with unending opportunities to serve. — Dr. Brian Altevogt, CUAA director of choirs

— Rachel (Ferry) Thoms is manager of campus communications for Concordia University Ann Arbor. She may be reached at rachel.thoms@cuaa.edu or 734-995-7403.

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