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Concordia Seminary Chorus Announces Advent Tour

The Concordia Seminary Chorus, St. Louis, Missouri, announces its 1999 Advent Tour. The Rev. Henry V. Gerike is the director of the choir. The Concordia Seminary Chorus will present a service of congregational hymns, readings and settings of psalms and spiritual songs for the season of Advent on the following dates:

December 8, 1999 at 7 p.m.—Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 9135 Shelley Avenue, Overland, Missouri
December 10, 1999 at 7 p.m.—Zion Lutheran Church, 102 West Jackson, Pittsburg, Kansas 66762; 316-231-4267
December 11, 1999 at 7 p.m.—Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 615 SE Todd George Road, Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64063; 816-524-7288
December 12, 1999 at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.—Redeemer Lutheran Church, 920 South Alta Lane, Olathe, Kansas 66061; 913-764-2359
December 12, 1999 at 4 p.m.—Campus Lutheran Church, 304 South College Avenue, Columbia, Missouri 65201; 573-442-5942

The music for the service has been specifically selected to reflect the season of Advent. Richard Proulx’s “His Name Is John,” and Henry Gerike’s “Return to the Lord” are among the compositions to be sung. Handbells will be used to accompany “The Magnificat” by Healey Willan. The service concludes with the hymn “Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending.”

The touring choir of the Concordia Seminary Chorus consists of students who are preparing to become pastors in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. They represent a portion of the full Concordia Seminary Chorus, which numbers over 100 singers.

For more information, contact Rev. Henry Gerike, Concordia Seminary, 801 DeMun Ave., St. Louis, MO 63105; 314-505-7000.