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Keith Hampton named director of LSTC Gospel Choir

Posted Aug 25, 2011

Conductor, composer, educator, and church musician Dr. Keith Hampton has been re-appointed as director of the LSTC Gospel Choir. Dr. Hampton served as director of the LSTC Gospel Choir from 1997 to 2001 and from 2005 to 2009 and is credited with the success of the LSTC Gospel Choir. His appointment began July 1, 2011.

“We welcome Dr. Hampton’s return with much joy and appreciation,” said Patricia Bartley, founder of the LSTC Gospel Choir. The choir welcomes faculty, staff, students and singers from the Chicagoland area.

About Keith Hampton

Keith Hampton is director of the Chicago Community Chorus and serves as director of music at the Hillcrest Baptist Church, Country Club Hills, Ill. He has served as guest conductor and as a workshop clinician throughout the United States, Germany, Trinidad, and Africa. Hampton has taught students at every level, from per-school through college.

In 2010 Hampton was selected as on the Top 25 Contemporary Composers by the North Central American Choral Directors Association, saying, “[his] composition ‘Praise His Holy Name’ should be standard repertoire for choirs today and for the next 25 years.” His compositions and arrangements have been published by Augsburg Fortress Press, Choristers Guild, Earth Songs Publications and Hinshaw Music. As president of Dr. K.T. Productions, Inc., Hampton provides transcriptions of Black Gospel Music. He is the author of the book Praise His Holy Name! And Other Songs in the Gospel Style.


Patricia Bartley
Founder and manager, LSTC Gospel Choir

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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