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Third annual Prevallet Hymn Writing Workshop set for Feb. 17

Opportunities for individual coaching available

Registration is open for the third annual Prevallet Hymn Writing Workshop, set for Saturday, Feb. 17, on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Aspiring and published hymn writers and translators, and Concordia Seminary students, are encouraged to attend. Coaching with the presenters and other local hymn writers for those interested will be available in the afternoon.

The registration fee is $15, and includes a copy of The Anatomy of Hymnody by Austin C. Lovelace, which will be given to each participant at the event. Note: Registration is free for Concordia Seminary students and spouses. The deadline to register is Feb 13.

This year’s presenters include:

  • Peter Reske, senior editor of music/worship at Concordia Publishing House (CPH). Reske has served at CPH since 2004. In addition to his ongoing role in overseeing music publications, Reske was the editor of the Lutheran Service Book (2006) and its attendant resources, editor of The Hymns of Martin Luther (2016) and editorial adviser for One and All Rejoice (2020).
  • Dr. Jon Vieker, associate professor of practical theology and dean of chapel at Concordia Seminary. Vieker was integrally involved in the research, development, editing and production of the Lutheran Service Book and its core companion volumes. Currently, Vieker teaches worship and hymnology, and he has adjudicated a number of hymn writing competitions over the years.

“The Lord has more gifts to give His church through the songs and hymns yet to be born,” Vieker said. “This workshop is an excellent opportunity for hymn writers and hymn lovers in general to learn about the art of hymn writing.”

The workshop will be held in the lower level of the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105.

For more information, contact Vieker at 314-505-7570 or viekerj@csl.edu.

About Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis provides Gospel-centered graduate-level theological education for pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars and other leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). To learn more, visit csl.edu.