This event has been canceled.
Concordia Seminary will offer its 23rd Annual Schola Cantorum: An Adult Choir Member Workshop and Hymn Festival, on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. The workshop will be held in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on the Seminary campus. The “Singers of Joy” Epiphany Hymn Festival will take place following Schola Cantorum at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7.
This year’s worshipfeatures both a choral director, Charles Brown, and an organist, Steven Wente. Brown and Wente are members of the faculty at Concordia University Chicago. Brown teaches choral conducting, applied voice, and music education. He also studies different styles of singing in American culture and music teaching strategies. As the conductor of Kapelle, Concordia’s choral performance ensemble, Professor Brown has toured extensively throughout the U.S., with additional concerts in Europe and South America. Under his tenure, Kapelle has over five recordings, with an additional one in production. To read Brown’s complete biography, click here; cuchicago.edu/faculty/music/charles-brown/.
Dr. Steven Wente teaches applied organ, music history and church music. In addition, he serves as department chair and coordinator for the university’s graduate music programs. Among his research interests are organ music from the baroque period and the role of music in the liturgy. He has performed numerous organ recitals and presented workshops and hymn festivals across the country. To read more about Dr. Wente, click here: cuchicago.edu/faculty/music/steven-wente/
The cost for the Schola Cantorum is $70 per individual or $125 per congregation ($80 or $140 after Jan. 16, 2015). With 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 314-505-7286 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration deadline is Jan. 23, 2015.
Note: Music available in advance by calling the Concordia Seminary Campus Store at 314-505-7319.