St. Ambrose kicks off season with Christmas concert

Quad Citians are invited at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, to St. Ambrose University to welcome the holiday season with SAU’s annual “An Ambrosian Christmas Concert.” 

The concert is a well-known holiday tradition that features a wide variety of musical performances by the SAU chamber singers, jazz band, STAMVOJA, symphonic band, university chorale and student soloists, SAU said in a news release.

This year’s concert brings together over 100 student musicians who were selected to perform by special audition and invitation. 

Guests can expect to hear a variety of musical selections from the soloists and ensembles, including traditional holiday favorites like “O Holy Night”, “Mary, Did You Know?” and “Silent Night” and more modern selections like “White Winter Hymnal”, made famous by Pentatonix and sung by a treble vocal quartet. Then there is “Gaudete,” a contemporary arrangement that includes steel percussion simulating a House Dance style. The concert will conclude with a popular audience singalong.

Nathan Windt, director of Choral Activities and Music Department chair at SAU, is inviting  family and friends of the university to kick off the holiday season on campus. “This concert is sure to put you in the holiday spirit — purchase your tickets today and join our community in celebrating an Ambrosian Christmas!”

The “An Ambrosian Christmas Concert” will be held in the Galvin Fine Arts Center Allaert Auditorium at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. General admission tickets cost $16 and admission for seniors is $5. All students are invited to attend for free. 

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For more information, contact John Hagar, Galvin Fine Arts Center Marketing and Ticket Office Manager, at or 563-333-6251.

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