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After Chapel Concert Series Debuts

Rev. Yaroslav Bochenko, pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria, Russia, plays piano in the chapel balcony Oct. 23

The After Chapel Concert Series debuted Oct. 2 in the chapel balcony with an organ recital by our very own Drs. Jim Marriott and David Maxwell. Maxwell played “Litanies” by Jehan Alain and Felix Mendelssohn’s “Andante Tranquillo” from Sonata III. Marriott played three variations of “Lord, Thee I Love.” In the second concert of the series, Rev. Yaroslav Bochenko, pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria, Russia, held a piano recital Oct. 23. Speaking to the audience using a translator, Bochenko said, “You can hear how music can be prayer.” After the concert, students were invited to talk with Bochenko and view displays about the history of the Lutheran church in Russia. The concert series aims to enrich the musical life of the Seminary community.

Mark your calendars for upcoming concerts:

Feb. 19, 2019

Guitar recital featuring Brendan Knorp
Director of Worship at Concordia Lutheran Church
Kirkwood, Mo.

March 26, 2019

Harp recital featuring Stephanie Poyner
Director of Music Ministry at Lamb of God Lutheran Church
Flower Mound, Texas

April 30, 2019

Marimba recital featuring Jacob Rhodes
First-year seminarian