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. The series includes Premier Events, a Hymn Festival Series, After Chapel Concerts and Summer Carillon Concerts.
2021-22 Season Details
Our Premier Concerts, held in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus throughout the year, feature visiting choral groups and performers of the highest acclaim.
|The Bach Society of St. Louis|
|Laura Ellis, organ and carillon|
During our Hymn Festivals, the congregation is invited to accompany our musicians in a beautiful proclamation of God's faithfulness to the world. The festivals are held throughout the year in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus.
|Opening Weekend Hymn Festival|
|Hymn Festival: “Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!”|
|Epiphany Hymn Festival|
|Easter Hymn Festival|
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. Concerts are typically held in the chapel balcony.
|Owen Duncan, trombone|
|Renata Peperkorn, organ|
|Jerrode Marsh, piano|
|Lessons and Carols|
|Hannah Lanning, harp|
|Dr. James Marriott, organ|
|Charlea Fredstrom, violin|
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.
Lutheran songwriter Blake Flattley has produced three songs that are available for congregational use — “There Will Be Rest,” “My Song Is Love Unknown” and “Holy, Holy, Holy.” “Each of these songs, in their original state, were composed about 200 years apart from each other, yet they are all used and helpful for worship today,” he says. “Words and melodies old and new put the Word of God on the lips of His people.”
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.
Prevallet Hymn Competition
The Pamela Ann Prevallet Hymn Writing Competition exists to encourage church music and liturgical music excellence.
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.