Chicago area musicians to perform Bach concert to benefit Hyde Park Seminary January 12, 2003 October 29, 2002

Chicago area professional singers and instrumentalists will present a benefit concert for the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Sunday, January 12, 2003, at 4 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago.

The 65-member ensemble will perform Bach's Brandenberg Concerto No. 5, Bach's Epiphany Cantata 65, Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Ralph Vaughn Williams, choral works by Hammerschmidt and Distler, and a Chinese carol. Instrumental soloists include Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest, Cantor Jonathan Oblander, harpsichord; Droston Hall from the Hall School of Music, violin; and Jean Bishop of Peace Lutheran Church, Lake Zurich, flute.

Directed by Dr. Mark Bangert, the John H. Tietjen chair of pastoral ministry: worship and church music at the Seminary, vocal soloists are Susan Lundholm, soprano, Cynthia Anderson, alto, Mark Lundholm, tenor, Andrew Schultze, bass and Bruce Tamen, baritone.

Advance tickets are $13 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Tickets purchased at the door are $15 and $8. Children under 12 are free. Ample free parking is available at the LaSalle Bank parking lot on Belmont Ave., west of the church.

To order tickets or for more information, call the Seminary at (800) 635-1116, ext. 712.

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The Lutheran School of Theology (LSTC) is dedicated to bearing witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Based in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, it is the leading urban Lutheran seminary training students for purposeful vocations in the global community. Aligned with its Lutheran heritage and built on a foundation of intellectual rigor, LSTC’s innovative, nationally recognized curriculum gives students skills for visionary Christian leadership in the public sphere.

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