Christmas at the Cathedral tickets are now available

Photo by Kevin Fitzgibbons

Celebrate the birth of our Lord with the concert of the year, Christmas at the Cathedral. Tickets are now available for six performances spanning four days from Dec. 19-22 at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph.

Music director/conductor Dan Goeller says this year’s theme, “Light of the World,” lets audiences rediscover the Christmas story through the Gospel of John, who writes his Gospel using light and dark imagery.

“The music focuses on this theme of Christ’s incarnation bringing light into our darkened world,” Goeller says.

Traditional carols will be mingled with new songs such as Lauran Daigle’s “Light of the World” and BarlowGirl’s “Hallelujah, Light Has Come.” Both renowned tenor Scott Piper and celebrated soprano Jackie Stressman return to round out the performances accompanied by the Christmas at the Cathedral Orchestra and Choir.

The concert is sponsored each year by the Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern South Dakota. President Mark Conzemius says you should expect to be inspired and uplifted by the message and celebration of the incarnation.

“There is nothing like celebrating Christmas in the Cathedral. The space and architecture of the Cathedral at Christmas, under the Nativity scene, it is beautiful. The acoustics are also amazing with the professional orchestra and 60-member choir,” says Conzemius.

“In addition to bringing the community together to celebrate this special time of year, Christmas at the Cathedral supports the poor and vulnerable in our midst through endowments for the maintenance of the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House as well as the ongoing care of the Cathedral of St. Joseph, one of the region’s most significant civic and sacred landmarks,” Conzemius adds.

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