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 of the highest acclaim. All concerts are held in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on the campus of Concordia Seminary.
Opening Weekend Hymn Festival
3 p.m. Aug. 24, 2018
The festival welcomes new and returning students to campus for the 2018-19 academic year! This year’s festival marks the inaugural concert of our Concordia Seminary Concert Series and will feature guest artist Kantor Kevin Hildebrand from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., as well as an ensemble choir made up of faculty, staff, students and local congregations.
Bring your family and friends for this celebration in song as we sing our faith and make witnesses to the promises of God in Jesus Christ.
The event is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be collected. The festival will be available via live stream at www.csl.edu/live.
“St. Matthew Passion”
3 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2019
The Bach Institute at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind., presents Johann Sebastian Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion,” performed by the Valparaiso University Chorale and Bach Choir. First heard on Good Friday 1727, Bach wrote the sacred oratorio for solo voices, double choir and double orchestra. Considered a pillar of Western sacred music, the “St. Matthew Passion” tells the story of the events leading to Jesus’ crucifixion that is at times intimate, sorrowful and powerful. Under the direction of Dr. Christopher M. Cock, the second concert of the Concordia Seminary Concert Series is part of a limited-engagement tour.
The Valparaiso University Chorale, a 48-mixed voice ensemble, is considered one of the top Lutheran collegiate choirs in the United States. The choir performs some of the greatest choral literature of all eras and preserves the university’s rich choral tradition, which dates to the early 20th century.
The Valparaiso University Bach Choir is an auditioned ensemble and includes Valparaiso students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the wider Chicago community.
Please join us for this moving performance of Bach’s masterpiece.
The event is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be collected.
Concordia University, Nebraska Choral Concert
3 p.m. Sunday, March 31, 2019
More details to come.
The event is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be collected. The concert will be available via live stream at www.csl.edu/live.
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.