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Concordia Seminary Chorus Spring Tour

The Concordia Seminary Chorus, under the direction of Rev. Henry V. Gerike, will visit Missouri, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee on its 2004 Spring Tour. The Chorus members are Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, students who are preparing to serve as pastors in The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. The Chorus will present sacred concert-services that include prayer, Scripture reading and congregational singing, along with special musical settings of psalms and motets. In two congregations, the Chorus will offer vocal selections during Sunday morning worship services.

The itinerary for the Chorus’ 2004 Spring Tour is as follows:

Sunday, February 22 – 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church
10925 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
225-272-3110

Sunday, February 22 – 7:00 p.m.
Grace Lutheran Church
1356 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36604
251-433-2749

Monday, February 23 – 7:00 p.m.
First Lutheran Church
1801 NW 5th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32603
352-276-2062

Tuesday, February 24 – 7:00 p.m.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
5659 Honore Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34233
941-921-3673

Wednesday, February 25 – 7:00 p.m.
Saint Luke Lutheran Church
2021 West State Road
Oviedo, FL 32765
407-365-3408

Thursday, February 26 – 7:00 p.m.
Grace Lutheran Church
12200 McCormick Road
Jacksonville, FL 32225
904-928-9136

Friday, February 27 – 7:00 p.m.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
2200 Lee Street
Columbia, SC 29250
803-799-7224

Saturday, February 28 – 7:00 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church
2111 Lower Roswell Road
Marietta, GA 30068
770-973-8877

Sunday, February 29 – 10:30 a.m.
Loving Shepherd Lutheran Church
4211 Hiram Sudie Road
Hiram, GA 30141
770-439-0800

Sunday, February 29 – 7:00 p.m.
Vestavia Hills Lutheran Church
201 Montgomery Highway South
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
205-823-1883

Monday, March 1 – 7:00 p.m.
Grace Lutheran Church
2041 Madison Street
Clarksville, TN 37043
931-647-6750

Sunday, March 14 – 4:00 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church
100 North Frederick Street
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
573-335-8224

Over the past 16 years, the Chorus has traveled in 35 states (including Alaska) and in Canada on its tours. Tours usually span a weekend in Advent and nearly two weeks in the spring. “By going on these tours, we get to meet great people in congregations throughout the United States,” commented Gerike. “The congregations also get a glimpse of what future pastors may be like.”

In the past 13 years, the Chorus has released seven recordings in CD and cassette format. Prior to Christmas 2003, the Chorus will release its eighth recording, titled “Hope.” This recording features the singing of the Centennial Chorus (2002), Laudamus (a smaller group from the Chorus) and the Seminary Chorus itself.

For more information, contact Communications, Concordia Seminary, 801 DeMun Ave., St. Louis, MO 63105; 314.505.7371; communications@csl.edu [1]. To purchase one of the Chorus CDs, call 314.505.7315 or e-mail bookstore@csl.edu [2].

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