On Jan. 22 a total of 71 participants, representing 13 churches throughout the United States (3 of which were non-Lutheran), attended the 19th Annual Schola Cantorum: An Adult Choir Member Workshop, held on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Dr. Timothy Peter, head of the music department and professor of music at Luther College, served as this year’s clinician and trained, taught, and encouraged the singers as they learned several different compositions. The Schola Cantorum was open to all choir members, choir directors, and ministers of music. The schedule for the day included rehearsal sessions along with Morning and Closing Prayer services, at which the participants performed some of the music learned that day.
Participants commented, “I so look forward to this event every year. Dr. Peter was excellent, as have all the leaders I’ve experienced the past few years.” “Praise God. This was a wonderful experience!”
The Choral Reading Session was held in conjunction with the Schola Cantorum on Jan. 21 in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on the Concordia Seminary campus. In this evening of choral and instrumental song, Dr. Peter previewed new and current titles of music with participants.
The 20th Annual Schola Cantorum will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012. For more information about the Adult Choir Member Workshop, contact the office of continuing education at 314-505-7486