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Concordia Seminary Offers Twelfth Annual Choir Member Workshop

Concordia Seminary will offer its 12th annual Schola Cantorum, a choir member workshop on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002. Registration and all sessions will be held in The Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. The Schola Cantorum is open to all choir members and choir directors. The schedule for the day begins with registration at 8:30 a.m., Morning Prayer at 9:00 a.m., and rehearsal sessions at 9:30 a.m. The day concludes at 3:30 p.m. after the Closing Prayer service, which will include some of the music learned that day.

Dr. Robert Scholz from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., will serve as this year’s clinician. At St. Olaf, Dr. Scholz conducts the Chapel Choir and the Viking Chorus, and teaches voice, choral conducting and choral literature. He also has directed many of the larger oratorios with the St. Olaf College Orchestra and Chapel Choir in their annual spring concert. In addition to serving as a choral clinician, Dr. Scholz is also a composer and arranger, director of the Northfield Chorale, and a member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). In 1995, Scholz received the F. Melius Christiansen Award for outstanding contributions to choral music from the ACDA of Minnesota.

“We hold the Schola Cantorum as a way of serving the church at large,” commented Rev. Henry Gerike, director of choirs at Concordia Seminary. “By attending, choir members and directors will learn and rehearse new choral music that can be used in their own churches. They also will learn better the art of singing. Each of our clinicians provides great insights into singing the praises of our Lord.”

The cost for the Schola Cantorum is $65 per congregation. For that fee, a choir can send as many choir members as it desires. Lunch and the choral music to be learned are not included in the fee. For more information or registration forms, call 314-505-7123.