Fast becoming a beloved tradition, Concordia University Ann Arbor presents the Spring installment of Concordia Vespers, on March 1st, 2020.

This special presentation of Concordia Vespers will feature the Michigan premiere of a work written for David Cherwien and the National Lutheran Choir—The Holy Spirit Mass, composed by Kim Andre' Arnesen to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in October 2017.

The text for the work is taken from Martin Luther's hymn, Come Holy Ghost, God and Lord, along with the Ordinary of the Mass. Arnesen's lush, melodic writing brings out themes of mercy, grace, the promises given to us all by a faithful God, oneness, praise, hope, vision for a reconciled future, and mutual service to the world.

With Dr. Brian Altevogt & Dr. John Boonenberg as Artistic Directors, this installment of Vespers features Arborsong, The Boychoir of Ann Arbor, community chorus, soloists, and full string orchestra—as always, in the context of historically-sensitive and timeless worship. A free-will offering will be collected at the door in support of Concordia Vespers and the music department at CUAA.


Concordia Vespers is free and open to the public.