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LSTC Gospel Choir Hosts 17th Annual Benefit Concert April 23

Posted Mar 28, 2006

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Gospel Choir will host seven area choirs for "Bless Me," its 17th annual benefit concert for the Grover Wright and Carole A. Burns Scholarships. The April 23 concert begins at 4:00 p.m. in the Augustana Chapel at LSTC, 1100 East 55th Street in Chicago.

A freewill offering designated for the scholarships will be gathered. Concert sponsorships and additional donations for the scholarships are welcome at any time. The Grover Wright and Carole A. Burns Scholarships are awarded to LSTC students of color or whose first language is other than English.

"We are blessed to have so many excellent choirs performing for the concert," said LSTC Gospel Choir founder and manager, Patricia Bartley. Choirs include the Chicago Community Chorus, Jubilee Faith Community Choir, Giant Steps Praise Team, St. Mark's Lutheran Church Youth Choir, Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church Choir, McCormick Theological Seminary Community Choir, and the LSTC Chapel Singers. LSTC's Gospel Choir, led by Keith Hampton, will also perform.

The concert is part of LSTC's new Chapel Music Series, which includes both sacred and secular music ranging from classical to contemporary compositions. For a full list of series events and dates, see


Jan Boden
Director of Communications

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago forms visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Its approximately 290 students come from all parts of the United States and from around the world to study in the masters level and advanced studies programs. Graduates become pastors, other church leaders, and university and seminary professors. LSTC is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a member of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools, allowing students to cross-register among the 12 member seminaries and drawing on a wealth of ecumenical resources. LSTC enjoys a number of cooperative arrangements with the University of Chicago.

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