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Home Arts & Culture Concordia Choirs Perform at Hymn Festival

By Daniel Heitshusen


On Saturday, Oct. 13, St. John Lutheran Church hosted Cantamus and Male Chorus from Concordia for a Festival of Sacred Music and Scripture. 

The concert was organized by alternating anthems, Scripture readings or hymn commentaries, and hymns sung by both the congregation and the choir. The last hymn, “All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night” was sung in canon for a few of the verses.

“I think it’s a really good way for all of us to get together and worship Jesus and include the audience as well,” sophomore Emily Wiese said. 

The congregation appreciated the concert that replaced the usual Saturday night worship service.

“I thought [tonight] was great, it’s just awesome,” Nancy Frolling, a grandmother to one of the choir students, said. “I love to hear music like this.”

The choirs also enjoyed performing.

“It’s always wonderful to perform with such a talented group of singers, and Dr. Blersch and Paul Soulek are also very talented, so it was a lot of fun,” said sophomore Grace O’Neil. 

The next major music event is Christmas at Concordia Dec. 6-8. 

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