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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.

Contact:

Patricia Bartley
Founder and manager, LSTC Gospel Choir
773-256-0717
pbartley@lstc.edu

Jan Boden
Director of Communications
773-256-0744
jboden@lstc.edu

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, forms visionary leaders who bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. It provides high-quality seminary and graduate education for women and men in a community that is global, multicultural, ecumenical, interfaith, and urban. LSTC faculty provides resources for the whole church through their research, writing, and workshops and presentations around the world. Graduates serve in every type of ministry setting as they work to realize the gospel vision of peace and justice.

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