Concordia Vespers CUAA

Please join us in the Chapel of the Holy Trinity as the CUAA music department presents Concordia Vespers on Sunday, March 6, at 5:00 p.m.

Since fall 2018, Concordia Vespers has taken place each semester in The Chapel of the Holy Trinity. Placing side-by side the proclamation of the Word and important works within a historical liturgical context, This time-honored tradition invites God’s people to respond through singing and prayers, inspired through music and the teaching of God’s Word.

This semester’s service will take place on Sunday, March 6, at 5:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Trinity, free and open to the public.

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To the full and lasting Glory of God

In fall 2020 and spring 2021, the music department created unique solutions to continue the tradition while taking various safety precautions due to COVID-19. In fall 2020, the service was conducted virtually. In spring 2021, only a small number of attendees were permitted while the service was livestreamed and recorded. Last fall, we were able to return to in-person worship while taking appropriate safety precautions.

This spring, the music department is pleased to announce the return of a more substantial Vespers service.

“After having to make pandemic accommodations in recent semesters, I’m excited to say that we are back to performing a full-fledged Bach cantata with Arborsong, a full orchestra, the community chorus, and soloists!” said Director of Church Music and Worship Arts Dr. John Boonenberg. “The cantata is Bach’s BWV 100, ‘Was Gott tut, das ist Wohlgetan.’ Translated to English, that means ‘What God does is done well.’”

Watch previous Concordia Vespers:

Concordia Vespers Fall 2020

Concordia Vespers Spring 2021

Support Concordia Vespers

“Sacred music has been a strong part of our tradition and heritage here at Concordia, ever since the first Concordia Choir began in 1963,” said Linda Sproul, Director of Donor and Alumni Relations. “In the words of Johann Sebastian Bach, ‘The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.’ And we pray that that is the experience of everyone who worships with us at Concordia Vespers.”

If you would like to support Concordia Vespers by writing a check, please make payable to “CUAA,” write “Concordia Vespers” on the memo line and mail to:

Office of Advancement
4090 Geddes Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

You may also make a gift with a credit card on our website: Type “Concordia Vespers” in the special instructions box.


Thank you to the many generous donors for their support in making Concordia Vespers possible.


Dr. Jonathan and Mrs. Janel Ehrman
Rev. Galen and Mrs. Patricia Grulke
Mr. Michael and Mrs. Patricia Kalmes
Dr. Neil and Mrs. Patricia Skov
Mr. Andrew Stechholz
Ms. Jean Thomas
Mrs. Judy E Wuckert


Mr. Andrew and Mrs. Katie Contreras
Mr. Eugene W Haak
Mr. Willis and Mrs. Barbara Hoffmeier
Ms. Nancy Niemela
Mr. Brian and Mrs. Beth Pollatz
Mr. Larry and Mrs. Sandra Seltz
Dr. Linda Speck
Mr. Paul and Mrs. Joann Woodward

ART OF FUGUE GUILD ($100-$149)

Mr. Matthew and Mrs. Angela Fremder
Mr. Royce and Mrs. Krista Hartmann
Mr. Mark and Mrs. Amy Ingersoll
Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, Monroe, MI
Mrs. Janice Morrison
Mr. Gary and Mrs. Laura Thomas


Dr. James and Mrs. Elizabeth Eggert
Mr. Michael and Mrs. Susan Fuchs
Mrs. Sally Kennedy
Mr. Robert and Mrs. Viola Krug
Rev. Donald and Mrs. Karen Neuendorf
Mr. Richard and Mrs. Karen Penhallegon


Mr. Lester and Mrs. Barbara Altevogt
Church Extension Fund MI District
Mrs. Keturah Haab
Mr. Bruce and Mrs. Monica M Heissenbuettel
Mr. David and Mrs. Janet Kletzli
Capt. Philip Klintworth
Mr. Ross and Mrs. Amy Mackenzie
Rev. Dr. John and Mrs. Linda Sproul
Rev. Dr. David and Mrs. Janet Stechholz

Special thanks to all of our donors who renew their support each semester!

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