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Concordia Christmas Concert Moved to Fargo Civic Center

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Concordia College in Moorhead is being forced to move this year's Christmas concert, and other winter events, to an alternative venue. Memorial Auditorium is undergoing a structural engineering analysis over the next several months to study concerns related to challenges with uneven snow loads on the roof.

The building is safe, but the college is seeking comprehensive data to develop a long-term plan. The ongoing study will require the facility to be closed for periods of time, and it is possible that weather events could also prompt temporary closings.

"It's important to emphasize that Memorial Auditorium remains a solid and well maintained facility," says Linda Brown, vice president for Finance and treasurer. "We are simply taking proactive measures and extra cautionary steps to further ensure its continued safety."

Given the weather-related uncertainties, the Concordia College Christmas Concert will move to the Fargo Civic Center this year. The concerts will take place Dec. 13, 14, and 15, a week later than previously scheduled.

"Our music ensemble directors have demonstrated great creativity and resourcefulness to bring the concert to life in a different venue this year," says Dr. Eric Eliason, vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of the college. "The Concordia College Christmas Concerts are a treasured tradition in this community, and the civic is a great alternative for ensuring that the tradition lives on."

Tickets for the concerts in Fargo will go on sale at 9:00 a.m. November 5 in the Memorial Auditorium Box Office on campus and online at ConcordiaChristmas.com. The Minneapolis concerts will take place December 12 at Orchestra Hall as scheduled.

The November 17 PRISM concert will be held as scheduled in Memorial Auditorium, while alternative schedules and venues for other music and cultural events are in process.

Athletic events scheduled in Memorial Auditorium will proceed as planned. If there are snow concerns, games will be moved to alternate local venues, postponed or hosted by the opposing team.

"We are fortunate to have such good partnerships with our neighboring universities and with the teams within our conference," says Rich Glas, director of Athletics. "We always take competition one game at a time, so we're well prepared for this."

Game schedules will be updated on the college's athletic website, goCobbers.com. As some venue decisions may be made closer to game time than others, fans are advised to check the website on game day for venue information. Music and cultural event updates can be found at ConcordiaCollege.edu/music.

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