Amanda Husberg (1940–2021) was a church musician, early childhood educator, lifelong Lutheran lady—and the composer of hundreds of published hymn tunes, texts, choral pieces, and liturgies. In this episode, airing almost a year to the day of Husberg’s death (February 15), Sarah tells her story.
Drawing not only on published sources but on firsthand interviews with those who knew her, Sarah describes Husberg’s childhood in a Chicago-area LCMS congregation; her education at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska; her decades of service to the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York; and her astounding contribution to the American musical landscape as an organist, choir director, music educator, and composer.
Learn more about Amanda Husberg in Concordia University Chicago’s new documentary “The Life and Legacy of Amanda Husberg,” available to view freely on YouTube.
Also, view Amanda’s Funeral Mass Memorial Service on YouTube.
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