Augustana College is turning the page this year on its popular Christmas at Augustana performances, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The typically sold-out shows at Centennial Hall have been converted into a virtual Advent calendar, where the audience can open a new performance every day starting Dec. 1.
Three hundred student musicians will participate in performances by the Augustana Brass Ensemble, Ascension Ringers, Augustana Symphony Orchestra, Augustana Choir, Augustana Concert Chorale and Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble and the Augustana Jazz Ensemble.
Each daily release features an ensemble performing a festive new work or a favorite from previous Christmas seasons.
Performances will be released daily through Dec. 24. No tickets are necessary, although donations are appreciated.