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By Lindsay Lelivelt Variety Editor | December 11, 2009 | Features

All the musical ensembles join together for the final piece 'O Come, All Ye Faithful,' as the congregation joins to sing along. Lindsay Lelivelt.

All the musical ensembles join together for the final piece “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” as the congregation joins to sing along. Lindsay Lelivelt.

Last week was host to one of Gustavus’ finest traditions—Christmas in Christ Chapel. This year’s service was centered around various letters reflecting on the importance of Christmas.

Members of the Gustavus community read letters from the likes of Garrison Keillor, Joyce Sutphen, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, various prophets and apostles.

Gustavus Choir, Choir of Christ Chapel, Lucia Singers, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra and the Christ Chapel Ringers all performed various Christmas songs. Senior Nursing Major Mariah McGill performed a solo dance to the song “Child of Peace’. Senior Music Major Dan Braak accompanied on guitar.