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.

DATE PERFORMER
Postponed
The Bach Society of St. Louis
May 8, 2022, 3 p.m.
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.

DATE EVENT
Aug. 29, 2021, 3 p.m.
Opening Weekend Hymn Festival
Feb. 6, 2022, 3 p.m.
Advent/Christmas/Epiphany Hymn Festival
April 24, 2022, 3 p.m.
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.

DATE ARTIST
Tuesday, Sep. 28, 2021
Owen Duncan, trombone
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021
Renata Peperkorn, organ
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021
Jerrode Marsh, piano
Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021
Lessons and Carols
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022
SMP student feature
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022
Erica Mertz, original psalm settings
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Laudamus
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Dr. James Marriott, organ

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.

DATE CARILLONNEUR
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
TBA
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
TBA
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
TBA
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
TBA

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.”
 
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2020 Christmas Carillon Concert

Other Music & Arts

Laudamus

Laudamus

Laudamus is the premier choir at Concordia Seminary, performing an eclectic mix of the finest choral literature from a variety of musical genres.

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Chapel Bands at Concordia Seminary

Chapel Bands

Our chapel bands complement our instrumental and choral ensembles in musical expressions of our faith.

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Bach At The Sem

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.

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