A St. Thomas Christmas: Comfort and Joy

2019 Christmas Concert

Featuring more than 300 student performers in nine of the university's vocal and instrumental ensembles

Date & Time:

Sunday, December 8, 2019
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday, December 8. Concerts at 4 and 7:30 p.m.


$17.50 (includes a $2.50 facility fee)


Orchestra Hall, downtown Minneapolis
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

General Ticketing Information

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning 10 a.m. Monday, October 21.

To Purchase Tickets Online

Visit the Orchestra Hall website.

To Purchase Tickets Over the Phone:

Call the Orchestra Hall Box Office at (612) 371-5656 or (800) 292-4141  Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

To Purchase Tickets in Person

Visit the Orchestra Hall Box Office, on the corner of Marquette Avenue and 11th Street in downtown Minneapolis, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Visit the Minnesota Orchestra Administrative Office on the International Centre 5th floor, on the corner of 10th Street and 2nd Avenue in downtown Minneapolis, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5p.m.

Please note: Due to standard concert protocol, children 6 and under will not be allowed into the performance hall. Tickets are required for admittance. No refunds will be distributed. The Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program. All sales are final; no refunds. Prices listed include a non-discountable $3.00 facility fee. There are no service charges for in-person transactions. There is a $5.00 service charge per transaction for all phone and online orders.

Comfort and Joy

The 32nd year of the University of St. Thomas Christmas concert will unfold with "Comfort and Joy" at Orchestra Hall on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4 and 7:30 p.m.

The performance celebrates the Christmas season by drawing from both the familiar traditional carols and innovative contemporary selections. This year's concert will feature the world premiere performance of a new piece by Jocelyn Hagen for the massed ensembles. More than 300 student performers in the Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Festival Choir, Liturgical Choir, Donne Unite, Jazz Singers, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, Brass Ensemble and Guitar Ensemble will perform in the concert.

The concert is 90 minutes long and there is not an intermission.

This performance will be recorded and filmed. Twin Cities Public Television will broadcast "A St. Thomas Christmas: Comfort and Joy," a one-hour holiday special produced at this year’s concert and distributed to public television stations nationwide during the holiday season. The broadcast is made possible by a generous gift from Mary Agnes and Al McQuinn.

Comfort and Joy CDs

2019 "Comfort and Joy" concert CDs.

Enjoy the beautifiul sounds of a St. Thomas Christmas for years to come. Purchase your copy of the 2019 "Comfort and Joy" concert CD for $15. The 2018 "O Wonderous Night" concert CDs are back in stock for a limited run at $15 each.

Proceeds support the St. Thomas Music ensembles' international performance tours. 

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.