Christmas at Saint John's

It is time to get into the Christmas Spirit and, according to many, there is no better way than to attend one of our annual Christmas Concerts - either in the Great Hall at Saint John's or at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis!

  Friday, November 30, 8:00 p.m. - Great Hall

Saturday, December 1, 2:00 p.m. - Great Hall 

Livestream - Program

Saturday, December 1, 8:00 p.m. -  Basilica of Saint Mary

Alumni Information

The Amadeus Chamber Symphony, CSB/SJU Brass Choir, CSB Women's Choir, CSB/SJU Chamber Choir, SJU Boy's Choir, and SJU Men's Chorus will be under the direction of conductors Justin Zanchuk, Susan Cogdill, Axel Theimer, and André Heywood. The ensembles, individually and in various combinations, will present compositions written in celebration of the Seasons of Advent and Christmas.

Throughout the concert, in good old fashioned tradition, the audience will be invited to join all the choirs and orchestra in singing a number of favorite Christmas carols such as "O Come All Ye Faithful", "Stille Nacht", "Lo, How A Rose", and others.  Other treasured favorites will include "Personent Hodie", "Glory of the Father" and Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus".

Tickets for the St. John's concerts:
$18.00 for adults
$12.00 for seniors and children 12 and under.

$10.00 for Campus student, faculty, staff, OSB

Tickets for the Basilica concert:
$20.00 for adults
$15.00 for seniors and children (12 and under).

Tickets available at:
Benedicta Arts Center Box Office:  320-363-5777      Hours:  Monday through Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

***Order online at

Door Sales begin one hour before scheduled performance time:


In the Christmas spirit we will also be conducting a Toys for Tots collection before the concerts begin. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for one of the many needy children in our area. Thank you for your support.

For information on alum sing-along: contact Axel Theimer: [email protected]   320-363-3374