‘Tis the Season – Come and See!

‘Tis the season.

In the music world, this phrase is often combined with an eye-roll and a knowing glance to express the business, complexity, stress, and hustle that invariably comes around the holidays. Rehearsals, preparations, concerts, services, performances, shows, and parties abound. It begins to seem like there are major events every day!

Five concerts in a weekend? ‘Tis the season.

Fifteen church services spread over the next two and a half weeks? ‘Tis the season.

Wrangling ensembles, moving risers and timpani, hiring collaborative musicians, not sleeping? Tis’ the season.

Why? What’s it all for? What’s it about, really? Are we just creating business to get warm holiday fuzzies? Or is there more to the story…

Come and See!

The familiar words of Luke 2 famously illustrate all the happenings around Jesus’ birth. The angel’s announcement to the shepherds is truly a proclamation for all of humanity of the true meaning for the season, “For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.”

This year’s Christmas at the Embassy theme is taken from the hymn Angel’s We Have Heard on High:

Come to Bethlehem and see Him Whose birth the angels sing;

Come adore on bended knee Christ the Lord, the newborn king.

We invite you to Come and See and celebrate the incredible gift of a Savior for all people for all time with the Concordia Lutheran High School bands, choirs, and orchestra on Sunday, December 11 at 4pm at the Historic Embassy Theater!

‘Tis the Season to

Come and See – Christ the Lord, the Newborn King

Tavis Schlicker,
Director of Choirs