Christmas with Wartburg

Begun in 1947, Christmas with Wartburg is an annual musical program that features five choirs, wind ensemble, bell choir, and chamber orchestra.

Operating as usual

Christmas with Wartburg 2023 - Beautiful Savior 12/22/2023

Thank you to all who were able to be present at our Christmas with Wartburg performances in 2023!

We hope you can tune in to watch the highlights at Iowa PBS,
Friday, Dec. 22 at 8:30pm
Saturday, Dec. 23 at 3:30am
Sunday, Dec. 24 at 4:30pm
Or Monday, Dec. 25 at 10:00pm

You can also gift the ENTIRE production at www.wartburg.edu/christmas

Blessings to you this holiday season, now and always! Enjoy this preview of F. Melius Christiansen’s Beautiful Savior from CWW 2023!

https://youtu.be/P9n15HGpXbM?si=aY0siCnRAZ3B1n27

Christmas with Wartburg 2023 - Beautiful Savior https://www.wartburg.edu/christmas/Beautiful SaviorArr. F. Melius ChristiansenCopyright © 1955, Augsburg PublishingAll rights reserved.

Photos from Christmas with Wartburg's post 12/04/2023

As CWW 2023 has now come to a close, it is with great rejoicing that we celebrate so much!

We are so grateful to the people who tirelessly share their time to develop and dream, those that build, practice, assemble, create and recreate, support and empower, check the details, check the tuning, inspire growth and desire for excellence, feed our hearts and our tummies, transport us, nourish our souls, uplift, and hold us through each step to share the good news.

It is the people and experiences in our lives that shape our memories forevermore. What a gift to share in the Christmas journey at Wartburg each year with all who share their hearts, voices, talents, gifts, and time.

O come desire of nations, bind All people in one heart and mind.
Amid the cold of winter,
We Sing (& play) Noel & Hallelujah
And within our hearts there is a yearning for the promised one.
While breathless love awaits darkened souls,

Glory and Honor, Praise, Adoration,
Now and Forevermore be Thine!

Christmas with Wartburg 2023
Emmanuel: God with Us

12/03/2023

Christmas with Wartburg 2023
Emmanuel: God with Us

Our final live performance, today at 3pm, Sunday, Dec. 3 at Neumann Auditorium, Wartburg College, Waverly!

We can’t wait to rejoice with you this afternoon
❤️💚🧡🖤💚❤️

12/02/2023

Congratulations Wartburg football on a HUGE win from all of us from Christmas with Wartburg!

Photos from Christmas with Wartburg's post 12/02/2023

Thank you for your tremendous support at West Des Moines last night at the Lutheran Church of Hope! What a joy to share in this story with so many!
We look forward to sharing Christmas with Wartburg 2023 with all of our friends at the Waverly performances, today, Saturday, Dec. 2 at 3pm and 7:30pm and Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3pm.

Christmas with Wartburg 2023
Emmanuel: God with Us

12/01/2023

We look forward to seeing you in these seats tonight at 7:30pm at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines for
Christmas with Wartburg 2023
Emmanuel: God with Us

Photos from Christmas with Wartburg's post 12/01/2023

And Christmas with Wartburg 2023 is on the road to Des Moines 🎄🧡🖤

Performance tonight at 7:30pm
Lutheran Church of Hope, West Des Moines
A few tickets are available at
www.wartburg.edu/christmas
Or you may try to purchase them at the door!

Thank you to the amazing staff at Lutheran Church of Hope for welcoming us and shepherding through all the things!
It is a joy and honor to work with you!

11/27/2023

RUSH SALE: 15% OFF TICKETS TODAY ONLY! We are discounting any remaining seats for Christmas with Wartburg performances. Just enter the code 23CYBER when you checkout. This sale is for today only (Monday, Nov. 27). Most concerts are close to selling out. Get your tickets today for these incredible performances!

www.wartburg.edu/christmas

Photos from Christmas with Wartburg's post 11/21/2023

Our very own, Dr. Karen Black’s composition, Night of Wonder, is featured in the latest issue of The Choral Journal! Congrats to Dr. Black & Paul Hoffman on their collaboration of music and lyrics that was featured as our 2022 theme for Christmas with Wartburg! The CD will now be available for purchase in our Wartburg Store & at our performances this year!

Got your tickets for CWW 2023?
Emmanuel: God with Us
Go to: www.wartburg.edu/christmas
They are selling fast!

Fri., Dec. 1 at 7:30pm, West Des Moines
Sat., Dec 2 at 3pm, Neumann Auditorium
Sat., Dec. 2 at 7:30pm, Neumann Auditorium
Sun., Dec. 3 at 3pm, Neumann Auditorium

You can also join us at the Christmas with Wartburg Dinner Buffets on Sat., Dec. 2 and Sun., Dec. 3 at 5pm. This will include a program with Christmas with Wartburg Artistic Director, Dr. Lee Nelson at 5:45pm!

The reception at the Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines is SOLD OUT.

We look forward to seeing you at CWW 2023🎵

Christmas with Wartburg - Wartburg College 11/14/2023

Christmas with Wartburg seats are still available for all performances, but they are going fast. Rear balcony seats remain for the Dec. 2 and 3 matinee performances for $17 (the dotted line section). There are still plenty of seat options remaining for the Dec. 1 concert in West Des Moines and Dec. 2 7:30 p.m. performance. Get your tickets today at http://www.wartburg.edu/christmas before they are gone!

Christmas with Wartburg - Wartburg College ,

Photos from Christmas with Wartburg's post 10/25/2023

Merry CWW Day!
Today we began our journey together for Christmas with Wartburg 2023,
Emmanuel, God with Us!
What a gift it is to be in this community of musicians who thrive off of building, growing, rejoicing and creating together!

Christmas with Wartburg tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 1 at:
www.wartburg.edu/christmas

Performances are:
Friday, Dec. 1 at 7:30pm
Lutheran Church of Hope, West Des Moines
*Reception at 6pm

Saturday, Dec. 2 at 3pm & 7:30pm
Neumann Auditorium, Waverly
*Buffet Dinner at 5pm

Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3pm
Neumann Auditorium, Waverly
*Buffet Dinner at 5pm

10/21/2023

Good luck to all those auditioning today! We are cheering you on at Wartburg College!

Good luck to all of the high school students auditioning for the 2023 Iowa All State Choir, Band, and Orchestra today! You are better musicians and better people by going through the process! Do your very best and know that you are enough just the way you are!

09/29/2023

O Come, O Come 2023 Christmas with Wartburg!
Although planning began long ago, today has been a beautiful kick off to the season as we visited with our friends at Lutheran Church of Hope! The tape measures were out, the colored pens were everywhere, we walked & walked & counted steps, and were non-stop talking of planning, dreaming & creativity. What a joy!

Tickets go on sale November 1, 2023!

Performances:
Friday, Dec. 1 at 7:30pm West Des Moines
Saturday, Dec. 2 at 3pm Waverly
Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7:30pm Waverly
Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3pm Waverly

12/21/2022

We’re excited to announce that Christmas with Wartburg 2022 is now available through on-demand access!
You can purchase a digital ticket at www.wartburg.edu/christmas & receive a link to view our new release now through January 9!

What a great gift to share this holiday season!

From all of us here at CWW, blessings to you & yours this Christmas & always! Thank you for sharing your time with us at our performances & for sharing the joy & message of these performances with others!

We look forward to seeing you in 2023 ⭐️

Photos from Christmas with Wartburg's post 12/06/2022

A few more favorite moments from CWW 2022🧡🖤

Photos from Christmas with Wartburg's post 12/05/2022

Christmas with Wartburg 2022: Night of Wonder

We’re not sure anyone could have pondered the extraordinary journey of this production when we started it a year ago.
From the theme to the music to original compositions to the mural creation to videos & photos to the dedication of the details that go into the movement & lights, transitions & even the intricate design of the ornament, it is an honor to serve together.

What leaves us in awe & wonder is the dedication & unity of our amazing students. They are a beautiful reflection of our campus mission through lives of leadership, faith, service & learning in all that they do. We are so grateful to share time with them, so that we may ponder how to grow in love & service to others because of them.

Many more favorite pictures to come!

Blessings from all of us at Christmas with Wartburg ⭐️



12/04/2022

We look forward to seeing you at our final 2022 performance of Christmas with Wartburg at 3pm today!
Remember to pick up this years’ ornament at the pop up Wartburg Store in the Neumann Lobby! A beautiful glass product where the light shines through the image!
They will also be available in the store after today!
Other CWW & Wartburg items are also available!

12/04/2022

Congratulations Wartburg College from Christmas with Wartburg!
What an amazing week🧡🖤

Photos from Christmas with Wartburg's post 12/03/2022

Christmas with Wartburg 2022: Night of Wonder

Thank you to the Lutheran Church of Hope for hosting us Friday evening! Your hospitality, care, & dedication to service is evident, admired and appreciated. We feel so at home with you always!

What a gift to have so many of our amazing friends and families in attendance last night, including commissioned composer, Elaine Hagenberg, who’s selection Love’s Pure Light was premiered, and Paul Hoffman, who wrote the beautiful lyrics to Night of Wonder!

We hope you can join us for CWW 2022 on

Saturday, Dec. 3 at 3pm and 7:30pm
Neumann Auditorium, Wartburg College
Waverly, IA

Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3pm
Neumann Auditorium, Wartburg College
Waverly, IA

12/02/2022

We have arrived at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines! Tickets are no longer available online but can be purchased at the door for $25. We look forward to welcoming thousands this evening at 7:30 p.m.

Photos from Christmas with Wartburg's post 12/02/2022

And we’re on the road!
It’s a beautiful day for Christmas with Wartburg in Des Moines!

Performance tonight:
Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30pm
Lutheran Church of Hope
West Des Moines, IA

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