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The Rose Ensemble will present "Music from the Land of Three Faiths" at LSTC

Posted Jan 23, 2009

On Thursday, February 12, the acclaimed ancient music group, The Rose Ensemble, will present a workshop exploring the music and culture of medieval Spain, when Christians, Muslims, and Jews lived together in a shared artistic society. Five ensemble members will demonstrate diversity through music, sharing a wide variety of songs and details about the Middle Eastern instruments they play.

The free program begins with a reception at 7:00 p.m. The workshop, "Music from the Land of Three Faiths," begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Augustana Chapel at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 East 55th Street. Free on-street parking is available. For more information, contact Sara Trumm, program coordinator of A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice, at or 773-256-0708.

The Rose Ensemble is based in Saint Paul, Minn. Since 1996, the ensemble has been connecting listeners to past worlds with stories of spirituality and humanity. Founding Artistic Director Jordan Sramek draws on research from the world's manuscript libraries to share rarely performed repertoire from over 1,000 years and over 25 languages. The Rose Ensemble received the 2005 Chorus America Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence. For more information about The Rose Ensemble, see

A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice at LSTC, inaugurated in September 2006, provides cultural and educational opportunities in which Christians, Muslims and people of other faiths come together for mutual enrichment, understanding, healing and wholeness. It is the outgrowth of LSTC building relationships with the Muslim community in Chicago for over two decades.


Sara Trumm
Program Director


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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