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Concordia Seminary Concert Series features spring, summer offerings

Concerts feature musicians, choirs from around the country

This spring, the 2019-20 Concordia Seminary Concert Series continues with a variety of performances that are free and open to the public and will appeal to music lovers of all ages.

“We are so pleased to be able to offer these concert events as a gift to the St. Louis community,” said Dr. James Marriott, the Kreft Chair for Music Arts and director of Music Arts at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. “Music gives us an opportunity to celebrate and proclaim our faith in profound and enriching ways, and these concerts are designed toward that very end.”

Valparaiso University Chorale Concert
At 7 p.m. Sunday, March 1, the internationally acclaimed Valparaiso University Chorale from Valparaiso, Ind., will present its Spring Tour Concert in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on the campus of Concordia Seminary. This selective ensemble is one of the premier Lutheran collegiate choirs. Dedicated to performing works that celebrate the university’s Lutheran heritage, the choir has performed around the world. Christopher M. Cock, chorale conductor and director of the Bach Institute at Valparaiso University, will direct the performance.

Organ and Carillon Concert
The Seminary will host a two-part organ and carillon concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, featuring Dr. Laura Ellis, professor and associate school director in the School of Music at the University of Florida. This two-part concert will be split between the outside venue of the Seminary campus for the carillon portion of the event and the chapel for the organ recital.

After Chapel Concerts
The After Chapel Concert Series will continue with three performances held from 9:55 to 10:15 a.m., directly following morning services, in the chapel balcony.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 18: Erica Mertz, saxophone
  • Tuesday, March 10: Laudamus, Concordia Seminary’s premier touring choir
  • Tuesday, April 14: Ryan Edinger, piano/organ

Summer Carillon Concerts
The Summer Carillon Concerts will occur at 7 p.m. every Tuesday in June and will feature international artists. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics and to enjoy the unique concerts in a beautiful setting.

A freewill offering will be taken at each performance. Learn more at csl.edu/concertseries.

About Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis provides Gospel-centered graduate-level theological education for pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars and other leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). To learn more, visit csl.edu.

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