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21st Annual Schola Cantorum Set for February

Concordia Seminary will offer its 21st Annual Schola Cantorum: An Adult Choir Member Workshop, on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. The workshop will be held in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on the Seminary campus.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., followed by the Welcome and Morning Prayer at 8:15 a.m. Program begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. Dr. Ralph Schultz will serve as this year’s clinician.

Dr. Ralph Schultz graduated from Concordia University, River Forest, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Union Theological Seminary. Dr. Schultz led the Concordia Choir at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and on tours through the United States and Europe for 35 years. He has published numerous compositions and Leading the Choir, a video/book for the inexperienced choir director. After 15 years as chairman of the music department, Schultz became president of Concordia College, New York. Upon retirement, he was named Professor of Music Emeritus and President Emeritus. Presently, Dr. Schultz conducts the Jubilate Singers and Orchestra in the Capital Region of New York.

A Choral Reading Session will be held Friday, Feb. 1, 2012, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In the session, Schultz 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 $65 per individual or $120 per congregation ($75 or $135 after Jan. 15, 2013). 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 email