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Celebrate Reformation with service of sacred music

Service will feature acclaimed musicians

All are invited to join with Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in celebrating the Reformation at a special service on campus this October. “Each Life a High Doxology!” A Service of Sacred Music for Reformation is set for 3 p.m. CT Sunday, Oct. 29, in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus.

The service will feature locally acclaimed musicians singing the music of Benedictus Ducis, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Carl Schalk, Mark Bender, Phillip Magness, Jacob Weber and Benjamin Culli, and leading the church’s song with hymns by Martin Luther, Martin Franzmann and Jaroslav Vajda.

The service is free and open to the public. It also will be available via livestream at

“Among so many other things, the Lutheran Reformation launched a transformation in congregational singing that hasn’t stopped since – the proclamation of the Gospel through the mouths of Christ’s holy people on the wings of song!” said Dean of Chapel Dr. Jon Vieker.

Rev. Todd Wilken, host of the Lutheran radio program, “Issues, Etc.,” and assistant pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt, Ill., will serve as preacher for the service.

The service also will include the following choirs:

  • Laudamus, the premier men’s choir of Concordia Seminary featuring seminarians preparing for pastoral ministry
  • St. Louis Lutheran Chorale, a choir of mixed voices from the campus and larger community
  • Schola Cantorum, a choir of young singers from Village Lutheran Church, Ladue, Mo.

This service is offered as part of the Concordia Seminary Concert Series. To learn more about the Seminary’s annual music events, please visit

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