19th Annual Schola Cantorum Set For January

Concordia Seminary will offer its 19th Annual Schola Cantorum: An Adult Choir Member Workshop, on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. The workshop will be held in the Chapel of

St. Timothy and St. Titus and the Clara and Spencer Werner Auditorium on the Seminary campus.

The Schola Cantorum is open to all choir members, choir directors, and ministers of music. The schedule for the day begins with registration at 8:15 a.m., Morning Prayer at 8:45 a.m., and rehearsal sessions at 9:15 a.m. The day concludes at 3:30 p.m. after the Closing Prayer service, which will include some of the music learned that day. Dr. Timothy Peter will serve as this year’s clinician.

Dr. Timothy Peter, head of the music department and professor of music at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, received his doctorate of musical arts (D.M.A.) from the University of Arizona. He conducts the Collegiate Chorale, a 90-voice select junior/senior ensemble, and the Norsemen, a 90-voice men’s choir for freshmen. Previous to his appointment at Luther College in 1991, he was a high school choral director and church musician in Iowa and Arizona. Recently, he has been the state and divisional Repertoire and Standards chair for College and University Choirs for the American Choral Directors Association. His choirs have been selected to perform at three Divisional NC-ACDA conventions held in Minneapolis, Minn., Sioux Falls, S.D., and Madison, Wis.

A Choral Reading Session will be held Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In the session, Peter will guide participants through an evening of choral and instrumental song in which he will preview new and current titles of music. The session is open to all, but is especially designed for choir directors. There is no charge to attend but registration is required.

The cost for the Schola Cantorum is $60 per individual or $110 per congregation ($70 or $125 after Jan. 7, 2011). For the congregation fee, a choir can send as many members as it desires. Lunch and the choral music are not included in the fee. For more information or registration forms, call 314-505-7486 or e-mail ce@csl.edu.

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