Feb 10, 2009 Print This Article

Concordia Seminary to Host Second Annual Psalm Fest

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will host the second annual PsalmFest on Sunday, March 29, at 3:00 p.m. in The Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. The festival will explore some of the themes involved in Psalm 130 through spoken and sung word. The public is invited to attend.

A variety of settings of Psalm 130, including those by Mozart and Richard Proulx, will be sung. Additionally, the congregation will sing hymns related to the themes of Psalm 130. Meditations and reflections on the psalm will be presented by Dr. David Schmitt, associate professor of practical theology and The Gregg H. Benidt Endowed Chair in Homiletics in Literature. Dr. Kent Burreson, interim Dean of the Chapel and assistant professor of systematic theology, will lead the congregation is the prayers, including a litany by Dr. O. P. Kretzmann, former president of Valparaiso University. Guest organist for the service is Mr. Chris Loemker, Collinsville, Ill.

Participating in the festival will be the Concordia Seminary Chorus and Pro Musica Sacra, under the direction of Rev. Henry V. Gerike, along with choir members from Lutheran churches in the St. Louis area.

For more information, contact Communications, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; 314-505-7374;communications@csl.edu.