Rev. Stephen Starke — published hymnwriter and retired Pastor of St. John Amelith Lutheran Church in Bay City, MI, Bary Bobb — published composer of choral and organ music and Director of the Center for Church Music at Concordia University Chicago, and Dr. Steven Wente — Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Music at Concordia University Chicago, join Andy and Sarah to talk about Lectures in Church Music happening at Concordia University Chicago October 15-17, 2023. They discuss the history of this event and how it has served church musicians over the years, Pastor Starke’s plenary session on congregational singing, how congregational singing binds us together as a congregation, Barry Bobb’s workshop on American Lutheran Hymnals Since 1993, and why it’s important to study a variety of hymnals in American Lutheranism. Learn more, see the full schedule and workshop lineup and register at cuchicago.edu/events/2023/10/lectures-in-church-music.
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