Concordia Seminary Concert Series
The annual Concordia Seminary Concert Series celebrates and proclaims our faith through the gift of music, featuring Seminary choirs and musicians, as well as visiting chorale groups and performers of the highest acclaim. All concerts are held in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on the campus of Concordia Seminary with the exception of the carillon concerts, which are performed from Luther Tower for the enjoyment of those outdoors on the grounds surrounding the tower.
2020-21 Season Details
Due to concerns about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the 2020-21 Concordia Seminary Concert Series is on hold. Thank you for your understanding.
After Chapel Concerts are mini concerts featuring musicians from on and off campus sharing their musical talents on a variety of instruments. Recitals are held in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus directly following morning chapel, from 9:55 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. CT.
The campus community is invited to enjoy these concerts in person. Off-campus friends are encouraged to join us via live stream at csl.edu/live.
Dr. Phillip Magness, cantor and LCMS missionary to West and Central Africa
Organ recital with Kevin Huckshold, organist at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in St. Louis, Mo.
Recital of original songs with Erica Mertz, director of worship at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lisle, Ill., and associate conductor of the Seminary’s choir Laudamus
Las Posadas, a Christ-centered adaptation of a beloved Mexican Christmas tradition
Lessons and Carols
Organ recital with Ryan Edinger
Featuring national and international carillonneurs, the annual Summer Carillon Concerts are held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in June. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics and enjoy the music from the Main Quadrangle or on the Seminary grounds near Luther Statue. In the event of rain, guests may gather under the archways and tower on campus.
The carillon at Concordia Seminary is one of only 170 such instruments in North America. The 49 bells have been played atop the 120-foot Luther Tower since 1971, and are dedicated to all pastors who have served The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod).
2020 Christmas Carillon Concert
Other Music & Arts
Laudamus is the premier choir at Concordia Seminary, performing an eclectic mix of the finest choral literature from a variety of musical genres.
Our chapel bands complement our instrumental and choral ensembles in musical expressions of our faith.
Bach at the Sem - Legacy
Between 1993 and 2017, the American Kantorei, the performing group of Bach at the Sem, presented more than 100 concerts of the music of premier Lutheran composer Johann Sebastian Bach, as well as music of Schütz, Buxtehude, Mendelssohn and other Lutheran composers.