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Talents of Dr. Mark Bangert and Larry Long featured on WTTW 11 Chicago's "30 Good Minutes"

Posted Nov 19, 2003

The music of Dr. Mark Bangert, the John H. Tietjen chair of pastoral ministry: worship and church music, and Larry Long, staff musician, both of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), is currently being featured on WTTW 11 Chicago's "30 Good Minutes," a weekly religious television program.

On Saturday, August, 23, at the St. James Cathedral in Chicago, Dr. Bangert conducted the 30 Good Minutes Chorale, comprised of 13 professional musicians from throughout the Chicago area, while Mr. Long played the organ.   After a morning of rehearsal, their performance of "Sovereign Lord, Creator, Righteous One," "How Can I Keep From Singing," "O Day of Peace," "I Want Jesus to Walk With Me," and many other pieces were videotaped.   Each week this year, one of these pieces will be featured.   A number have aired already.

"30 Good Minutes," now in its 48th television season, is broadcast on Sundays at 5 p.m. on WTTW 11 Chicago.   Hosted by Lydia Talbot, the ecumenical religious program has featured such guests as the Rev. Mark Hanson, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and Walt Wangrin, Jr., ordained minister in the ELCA, award-winning author, and host of the weekly radio program, "Lutheran Vespers."

Contact:

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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