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My Musical Christmas Gift To YOU: “A King Is Born” By The Incomparable 2012 Luther College Norsemen.

by Anura Guruge


Merry Christmas 2017.

This amazing performance will set you up for the day.

You will thank me for sharing this with you.

Please ENJOY.

Pax.



This was part of the featured 2012 “Christmas at Luther” on PBS. I was fortunate enough to have recorded it. Blew our minds — it was so good. I kept it on my DVR until I had to return it because we switched satellite providers.

Luther College” in Decorah, Iowa, noted for its musical program, does a gala, “Christmas at Luther” concert series each year. In 2012 PBS aired it and made it famous. As far as I can see PBS has not done another and do not, alas, repeat the 2012 recording.

But, thanks to YouTube we do have access to the 2012 concert.

It was special. This was my favorite. I think the lead singer is magical. I need to find out what happened to him.

In the meantime, please do enjoy this amazing rendition.

Merry Christmas.


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“Christmas at Luther”, 2016, Available Now, HD Streaming Online — For Free.

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Christmas at Luther — Comfort & Joy” concert from “Luther College” gained International fame in 2012 when PBS broadcasted that year’s concert in the lead up to Christmas. The kids and I definitely were hooked on it. I had it on the DVR and we watched it multiple times.

You can still get the DVD from PBS.

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As far as I can see there does not appear to be any plans to show that concert on PBS this year.

So, this online option appears to be our best bet.

Enjoy. Merry Christmas.


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“Christmas at Luther” Broadcast Schedule For 2015.

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>> “Christmas At Luther” (2012).

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access original page at Luther College.

Click here to access original page at “Luther College”.


Alas, yet again, PBS will NOT be broadcasting the 2015 “Christmas at Luther” concert from Luther College.

The magical, hard-to-forget “Christmas at Luther” we enjoyed in 2012 was a one-off special. PBS did not record (and air) the 2013 or 2014 concerts. Ditto for 2015. Shame.

Some of the ‘local’ Public Radio stations, close to the College, will broadcast the music. See above.

You will be able to find it on the Web. So here is the Broadcast schedule.

Enjoy. Merry Christmas.


“Christmas In Norway With The St. Olaf Choir” On PBS Is Up There With Luther and Belmont.

Click for ‘Christmas at Belmont 2013’.

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Click for details and video trailer by PBS.

Click for details and video trailer by PBS.

I recorded it on December 23rd and listened to bits of it.

Definitely up there alongside Luther and Belmont.

I think PBS is showing it a few times over Christmas.

Try and catch it,

That it does, as its 2nd or 3rd set, a beautiful rendition of
Come All Ye Faithfulwith a campanological preamble
made it even more special since that is my all time
favorite Christmas carol.

Enjoy.

Merry Christmas.


“Christmas At Belmont 2013” On PBS Is Nearly As Good As Last Year’s “Christmas At Luther”.

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Click to access. Includes embedded, representative video. Please watch. It will do you some good.

Click to access. Includes embedded, representative video. Please watch. It will do you some good.

I recorded this from PBS either Thursday night or Friday night.

I have already listened to parts of it. It is VERY GOOD. Actually amazing.
That we have kids that are this talented is sobering.
Wow. Wow. Wow.

Those parents deserve to be so proud.

BRAVO Belmont.

Watch out for the French Horn brigade. Impressive, visually and auditorily.

They play a mean Xylophone too.

Maybe as good as “Christmas at Luther” on PBS last year. I actually recorded that, again, from PBS earlier this past week — though it was but the rerun of the 2012 program. My 2012 recording was on my DISH DVR. Got rid of DISH in June. So I had lost the recording. The new recording is on my DirecTV ‘Genie’ DVR — which is not the greatest DVR, but the only one I have.

I checked the PBS listing. They are airing ‘Belmont’ on Monday, December 23, and on Christmas Eve (which usually is on December 24 (unless of course if it is a Leap Year when Passover happens ahead of Yum Kippur with Orion in the house of Ishta ahead of a Venus transit of Mars)).


Kingswood Regional High School, Wolfeboro, N.H.: Holiday Concert 2013 — December 18th, With The Ever Bubbling Bobby Burns

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We were so glad to hear that they rescheduled the concert from Saturday, due to the storm,
because we really wanted to go and couldn’t do so on Saturday given
the conflict with the Clearlakes Chorale concert
(given that Devanee sings in that).

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It was impressive as we had expected. We went last year, for the first time, and liked what we saw and heard.

Glad we went.

Yes, we know Bobby Burns the Music Director and Conductor as well as a couple of the kids
since they also sings with Clearlakes.

These kids are good and so is Robert Burns
(and yes, he is named after the Great Man).

It always amazes me how the prosperity and pedigree of Wolfeboro, the Oldest Summer Resort in the U.S.,
is, unmistakably, reflected by these kids, the staff and the opulent setting.

Yet again, BRAVO Wolfeboro.

Two, possibly three, choir pieces were Acapella since Robert wanted to showcase the
voices of the kids sans help from a piano. It worked and it was good.

Robert wanted us to savor and appreciate some ‘crunchy melodies‘. We did.

The percussion African, ‘Kila Jambo Na Wakate Wake‘, with a Kenyan Kingswooder (new to the school this year)
on drums was good and reminded me of this piece from ‘Christmas at Luther‘.

The Concert Band belies their age and experience. They played some long pieces — very professionally.
A great credit to them, the staff, Bobby Burns and Wolfeboro.

It was mid-week and there wasn’t as many people as their should be — always bearing in mind that it is a
HUGE auditorium.

I am glad we went. You should try to make it next year.

Merry Christmas.

My Early Christmas Present To YOU: “King Is Born” From ‘Christmas At Luther 2012’, By The Incomparable Luther College Norsemen.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Please, please CLICK to access YouTube video.

Please, please CLICK to access YouTube video.

This will make YOUR week
and possibly weak at the knees!


I raved about ‘Christmas at Luther’ last year.

Indubitably the best Christmas music show on TV in 2012.

I had it on my DISH DVR as protected and watched bits of it daily.

The Luther College Norsemen were my favorites.

This guy … WOW.

I have a son who must be roughly his age.
I think of that.
I am very proud of my intellectually bestriding son.
This guys parents must be so, so proud of him.

Luther College, of course, is doing their annual Christmas shows.

What I can’t determine is whether PBS will show us the 2013 show or even repeat the 2012 performance.

Till then PLEASE enjoy this.

It is my early Christmas Present to YOU ALL.