Christmas with Wartburg

Christmas with Wartburg


Surprise! We are excited to let you know that this year’s Christmas with Wartburg is available for streaming! See details below and please share on your social media. We hope to spread this year’s message all over the world! Wishing you all a blessed holiday season!
Closing out the year with another delicious Christmas with Wartburg dinner! HUGE shout out to all the cooks, bakers and dining service volunteers who gave their time and talent to make this event a rousing success!
Closing out the year with another delicious Christmas with Wartburg dinner! HUGE shout out to all the cooks, bakers and dining service volunteers who gave their time and talent to make this event a rousing success!
Did you get tickets to Christmas with Wartburg dinner? Includes parmesan roll and berry salad, entree is stone ground mustard pork tenderloin with a savory cranberry chutney and pickled mustard seeds, grilled asparagus and duchess potato. Dessert is a layered raspberry torte.
Christmas with Wartburg is in full swing and the performers just finished up their first performance and taping of the concert. We are so happy to be able to perform this in person again this year. We hope you will join us for one of the four remaining concerts: Dec. 3, 7:30 pm at Lutheran Church of Hope, Dec. 4, 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm, Dec. 5, 3:00 pm at Wartburg College. It is a powerfully healing concert experience in music, art and word. Join us for “All Creation Sings! Alleluia!”
We are excited for the Christmas with Wartburg premiere tonight at 7 pm (CST) and hope to see many of my Facebook friends online! There are two ways to watch (both of them are FREE!):

You can start streaming the concert at 7 pm (CST) by going to This website allows you to download the program, stream the video, and more!

You can have an interactive concert experience by watching the video premiere on the Wartburg College page and be part of a virtual audience. This format will include CWW fun facts, behind the scenes info, musical information about each piece, greetings from all of the conductors, and more! It will be an engaging and fun way to experience the concert.

Hope to "see" you tonight at 7 pm!
Tune in to hear how Christmas with Wartburg is still providing a special holiday experience in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Common Grounds: Commerce Over Coffee is live now with the artistic team behind Christmas with Wartburg!
Simon Estes turns 82 today.

Estes was a professor of Music at Wartburg College where he gave voice lessons when he was in residence. He has performed in Wartburg's Christmas concert, Christmas with Wartburg, and has been known to go on domestic and international spring tours with Wartburg College Choirs.

I share this with you as Simon Estes is one of my mother’s favorite male vocalists.
Once again, a beautiful concert and worship experience! Thank you, Wartburg musicians, for such a meaningful gift!
Thank you for an epic afternoon of amazing music. I have always wanted to experience Christmas With Wartburg and I finally did today with my 80 year old mom who has been several times. I just moved back home from Colorado and made sure to get there this year I’m so glad I did! You are all world class.

Begun in 1947, Christmas with Wartburg is an annual musical program that features five choirs, wind

Operating as usual


We have a special Christmas surprise to announce! Starting today you can purchase exclusive access to view the full video production of this year’s Christmas with Wartburg, All Creation Sings! This exclusive access costs $20 and will expire Jan. 10 at 10 p.m. Please use the link below to purchase your access to view the video. Merry Christmas!


Castle Singers: "There Is a Flower"


Thank you to Wartburg's photographer Julie Drewes for taking these wonderful photos of Christmas with Wartburg: All Creation Sings! Visit this link to download high-resolution photos [email protected]/sets/72157720264573015/" rel="nofollow,noopener" target="_blank">[email protected]/sets/72157720264573015/


“The Rock” - Christmas with Wartburg 2021

We were so happy to bring this CWW tradition back this year! What a great way to get spread energy and excitement before performing. Enjoy “The Rock!”

Photos from Christmas with Wartburg's post 12/06/2021

Thank you to all who supported the CWW performers this weekend! It was a transformative week of concerts. Continue to spread hope, peace and love!


We look forward to seeing you in Waverly today and tomorrow for Christmas with Wartburg,
“All Creation Sings”!
Sat., Dec. 4 at 3pm
Sat., Dec. 4 at 7:30pm
And Sun, Dec. 5 at 3pm
Make sure to get your tickets at:
Come celebrate the 75th Anniversary with us!


CWW Rehearsal in progress!
“All Creation Sings”
Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight at 7:30pm at Lutheran Church of Hope in
West Des Moines!
Doors open at 6:30pm!


And we are off on this beautiful day!
On our way for Christmas with Wartburg at the Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines!
We’d love to see you there!
Performance at 7:30pm tonight!!

Photos from Wartburg College Choirs's post 12/02/2021

We hope to have you join us this weekend!


Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Christmas with Wartburg with a CWW T-Shirt!

The online pre-order will run from now until this Friday at Noon. Orders will be ready for pickup before all performances on Saturday & Sunday.
The Wartburg Store will have some tees available for sale at the popup store in the Neumann Lobby but quantities will be limited so to guarantee a shirt it is best to pre-order!

OR order directly from this link:


As you prepare for Christmas with Wartburg this weekend, please read the following reminders:

Double Check Show Dates/Times
Please be sure to check your show time and date on your ticket receipt. If you chose the delivery option, you should have received your tickets in the mail. If you chose will call, your tickets will be at the will-call table in the lobby. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the show start time.

If you selected the e-ticket/print at home option, be sure to print out all your tickets on your home printer to save time upon arrival. Please bring your printed tickets with you and not the receipt email. If you forget to bring the tickets, please arrive early and visit the will-call desk in the lobby and they will check you in.

Remember your mask!
The seating in Neumann Auditorium makes it impossible to provide social distancing so vaccination and masking are the best defense we have to mitigate exposure to the virus. Masking will be required for all audience members regardless of vaccination status. If you forget your mask, disposable masks will be available in the lobby. Please share this information with your party so all are aware of this policy.

Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines has ample parking for guests around the church. During the weekend of Christmas with Wartburg there are campus parking lots available to the public. If you are bringing someone with you who has difficulty walking, please make sure to drop them off in the drop-off area in front of Neumann Auditorium before parking. The lots closest to Neumann Auditorium are E and F lots on the south and east sides of campus. Click here ( to download a campus map and view parking availability.

Wartburg College - Christmas with Wartburg 2019 - Night of Silence 11/29/2021

Wartburg College - Christmas with Wartburg 2019 - Night of Silence

This week is Christmas with Wartburg week! We can't wait to see you all on Friday in West Des Moines and on Saturday and Sunday in Waverly. To get you in the mood, please enjoy this traditional ending for our Christmas with Wartburg concerts, "Night of Silence." If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, time is running out! Please share with your friends! We still have some tickets available for all performances. Order online at

Wartburg College - Christmas with Wartburg 2019 - Night of Silence Night of SilenceDaniel Kantor, arr. John FergusonCopyright © 1984, Arr. © 1996 by GIA Publications, Inc./Walton Music Corp.All rights reserved.


🚨 Starting today, all remaining Waverly seats for the 75th anniversary Christmas with Wartburg holiday concerts in Waverly will be $16, a savings of $5 per ticket. Limited floor seats are still available for the Saturday (Dec. 4) concert, and rear balcony seats are available for the 3 p.m. concerts on Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 4-5) next week. Order tickets today at to select the best seat still available. 🎄 🎶 We can't wait to see you for "All Creation Sings" next week!


Last chance to purchase dinner tickets! Ticket sales for Christmas with Wartburg dinners will close Friday evening. $26 per person. Purchase them at The menu includes:

Parmesan Knots
Field Greens with Toasted Pecans and Fresh Berries with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Stone Ground Mustard Pork Tenderloin
with Savory Cranberry Chutney
Parmesan Crusted Asparagus
Duchess Potato

Vegetarian Option:
Marinated Charbroiled Portabello Mushroom
Grilled Asparagus
Duchess Potato

White Chocolate Almond Raspberry Layer Torte
with Raspberry Coulis Drizzle

Red and White Wine
Coffee, Hot Tea, Iced Tea


In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Christmas with Wartburg, the college is making all the former printed programs available digitally at along with a more complete history and video memories. We need your help! We are missing the programs from 1948, 1949, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967, and 1973. If you or someone you know might have one, please contact Chris Knudson, director of marketing and communication at [email protected]. We hope to preserve the complete history of Christmas with Wartburg.

Photos from Christmas with Wartburg's post 11/15/2021

The 3 p.m. concerts on Saturday, Dec. 4, and Sunday, Dec. 5, are nearly sold out. There are many excellent seats available for Friday, Dec. 3, and Saturday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. Get your tickets today at You won't want to miss this special 75th anniversary celebration!


Tickets are going fast for Christmas with Wartburg Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in West Des Moines, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. in Waverly. Order your tickets today at! We hope you can join us once again for these live performances!


Christmas with Wartburg tickets are now on sale! 🎄 We can't wait to celebrate our 75th anniversary of this wonderful musical tradition with you... invite your family and friends to start the Advent season with this joyous and worshipful experience. Performances of "All Creation Sings" are Dec. 3 in West Des Moines and Dec. 4-5 in Waverly. Go to for concert and meal tickets and for more information.

Have you seen the first episodes of our video series, "75 Years of Musical Tradition"? Watch as alumni and conductors past and present share their memories of Christmas with Wartburg:


CWW: Alan Feirer '91, memories of Dr. Lee

A beautiful tribute to Dr. Robert E Lee by Wartburg College alum Alan Feirer. We hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane for the 75th anniversary of Christmas with Wartburg!


The big day is here… it’s at Wartburg! Be 1 of 1,852 supporters of the college at & follow along all day. Your support will help us to continue the great tradition that is Christmas with Wartburg.
Share how traditions like Christmas with Wartburg impacted YOU during your time at Wartburg!


We’re getting ready to celebrate being Knights on ! Part of being a Knight is being able to participate in our many traditions, one of which is Christmas with Wartburg!

Check out this video from when we recorded our 2019 Christmas with Wartburg CD.

Help us reach the goal of 1,852 UKnighted on Thursday, March 25, and support the college! Click here to learn more about the big day & see what challenges are in store:


Wartburg College is hiring a new Music Tour, Camp, and Promotion Manager! Live in beautiful Waverly, Iowa and work with talented and dedicated music faculty and students- the finest in the east or west! Please share with anyone who might be interested. First apps will be reviewed March 22.

Stephanie Klemetson will be leaving Wartburg in May to pursue a full-time in music ministry position with her husband (Nick) in Winter Haven, Florida. They will be deeply missed and we are so grateful for all of the gifts they shared with Wartburg over the past decade.


Calling all future Wartburg musicians. Come be a Knight for a day!

High school students, come and see what it means to be a Knight! Sign up to visit for a day March 8-12 or March 22-26, and we'll personalize your experience so you get the most from your visit.

Meet our energetic students, enjoy a meal on us, and chat with a professor about your academic interests. Discuss our championship-level athletics with a coach or inquire about our music ensembles with an internationally acclaimed director.

Space is limited each day due to our campus health guidelines and the safety measures we follow for all our guests. Schedule your visit at or call 319-352-8264. We can't wait to show you what makes 🍊

FTF - CWW - Laurie Everhardt 03/03/2021

FTF - CWW - Laurie Everhardt

We are excited to announce that we have reached our initial goal of $7,500 but we are not done yet! Help us reach our stretch goal of $10,000 for an additional gift to be unlocked! These additional funds will allow us to purchase upgraded lenses and microphones and state of the art live-streaming equipment. Laurie Everhardt '92 shares about her experience with Christmas with Wartburg and why the video productions are so special. Give now at

FTF - CWW - Laurie Everhardt

FTF - CWW - Riordan Lujano 02/24/2021

FTF - CWW - Riordan Lujano

To help us reach our Fund the Fortress goal, Rev. Russ ’55 and Jane ’58 Rudolf have offered a $2,000 matching challenge! That means the next $2,000 raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar! Current student Rio Lujano explains what this project means for the future of Christmas with Wartburg. Give now at

FTF - CWW - Riordan Lujano

Fund the Fortress - CWW Video Production 02/18/2021

Fund the Fortress - CWW Video Production

Dr. Lee Nelson and Roland Ferrie '08 explain why they are excited about our newest Fund the Fortress campaign. Find out how your gift of any amount can help engage our current students in meaningful experiential learning while expanding the reach of Christmas with Wartburg across the globe!

Fund the Fortress - CWW Video Production In the past we’ve only been able to afford external video production of Christmas with Wartburg once every four years. With our new Fund the Fortress projec...


Did you enjoy watching the video of this year's CWW concert? How about the amazing 2019 video production? If so, please consider donating to this "Fund the Fortress" project. It will allow Wartburg to continue videotaping every CWW production as well as other music concerts and events on campus. Every little bit helps. Please consider sharing this post too!
Thanks for your support.

Did you see Christmas with Wartburg online in December? We want to do that EVERY year, in addition to live performances! As we look to celebrate the 75th year of CWW in fall 2021, we are asking for your help to continue and improve the yearly video production of CWW.

In the past we’ve only been able to afford external production once every four years. With our new Fund the Fortress project, we want to raise $7,500 to purchase entry-level cinema cameras, computer storage, and specialty camera lenses to enable closeup filming of individuals, making a yearly video possible.

When we produce the video ourselves, we own the rights to it and can share it in places like Facebook and YouTube. This expands our audience to the world, allowing us to share the Christmas message with a far greater audience. This is also helpful in recruiting new students, some of whom may have never have been in contact with Wartburg before.

To learn more about the project and to make a gift, go to 🎄

Videos (show all)

“The Rock” - Christmas with Wartburg 2021
Christmas with Wartburg in Des Moines
Christmas with Wartburg 2018





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