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Concordia Seminary Invites Public to Epiphany Celebration

Concordia Seminary will hold its annual Epiphany Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at 3:00 p.m. in The Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. Participating in the celebration will be several vocal and instrumental groups from the Concordia Seminary community, including the Concordia Seminary Chorus, Pro Musica Sacra, Laudamus, Brass Choir and String Ensemble. The celebration will include an extended choral prelude of Christmas and Epiphany themes and a service of evening prayer.

Rev. Henry Gerike, director of choirs at Concordia Seminary, will direct his new Christmas carol, “The Hills Are Bare at Bethlehem,” which will premiere at the celebration. Hymns and psalm settings involving the congregation will accompany the carol throughout the service.

Special recognition will be given to pastors and church musicians of St. Louis area Lutheran churches. Concordia Seminary desires to express its appreciation for their work of proclaiming God’s Word and leading God’s people in worship and song.

A special reception following the concert will feature the Seminary Chorus’ new CD, “Gentle Stranger.” The CD, featuring Laudamus of the Concordia Seminary Chorus, includes “From Heaven Above” by Heinrich Spitta, “Epiphany Gospel” by Johannes Petzold and “Gentle Stranger” by Henry Gerike.

For more information, contact Seminary Relations, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; (314) 505-7370; semrelations@csl.edu.