Feb 09, 2005 Print This Article

Bach at the Sem Concert Assists Flood Victims

A special Bach at the Sem sacred concert to benefit victims of the recent tsunami floods in Asia took place Feb. 7 at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. The concert raised almost $4,500 to assist tsunami flood victims.

The American Kantorei, under the direction of Robert Bergt, performed Beethoven’s “Mass in C” in The Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on the campus of Concordia Seminary. All singers and instrumentalists, in cooperation with the Musician’s Association of St. Louis, donated their time and talent to the concert. This allowed 100 percent of the money offered to be sent directly to agencies for use in assisting flood victims. Of the total amount offered, over 75 percent was designated for use by Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod World Relief and Human Care.

Remaining Sunday afternoon sacred concerts in the 2004-05 Bach at the Sem season include a March 6 presentation of Bach’s Motet III and three large-scale works for organ featuring Dennis Bergin, and an April 24 presentation of one of J.S. Bach’s Ascension cantatas. All sacred concerts are offered free of charge and no tickets are issued.

For more information concerning Bach at the Sem or to be added to the Bach at the Sem mailing list, contact Seminary Relations, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; (314) 505-7370; SemRelations@csl.edu; or visit the Bach at the SemWeb site at >www.csl.edu/Bachat.htm.