LSTC Chapel Music Series
Manz Organ Series
First Tuesday of the month, October - May, 12:15-12:45 p.m.
The first Tuesday of every month during the school year, organists present a half-hour organ recital on Augustana Chapel’s Ruth and Paul Manz pipe organ, built by M. L. Bigelow & Co. in 2004. Programs begin at 12:15 p.m.
October 7 – Dr. Derek Nickels, Director of Music, Church of the Holy Comforter, Kenilworth, IL
November 4 – Mary Gifford, Interim Cantor, Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park
December 2 – Dr. Phillip Kloeckner, Associate University Organist, University of Chicago
January 6 – Andrew Schaeffer, DMA candidate, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
February 3 – Dr. Keith Hampton, LSTC Gospel Choir director
March 3 – Elizabeth Walden, Director of Music, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Downers Grove, IL
April 7 – Daniel Segner, senior organ major, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
May 5 – TBA
WFMT Bach Organ Project
October 4, 2014, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
WFMT's Bach Organ Project features live performances of all Bach's organ works in one historic four-week performance series. Some of the finest organists in the country have been invited to participate in performing over 900 minutes of music around the Chicago area. Dean of Chicago organists, David Schrader performs on LSTC’s Manz Organ. LSTC Cantor Daniel Schwandt performs as part of the pre-concert Chorale Prelude Project beginning at 7:10 pm.
Tickets available are here.
Pero Multicultural Center Benefit Concert
Sunday, October 12, 4:00 p.m.
The Pero Multicultural Center will explore “variations on a theme” in its third annual benefit concert featuring music from around the globe.
Manz Organ 10th Anniversary Concert
Friday, November 14, 8:00 p.m.
Internationally acclaimed recitalist, teacher, and recording artist, organist Wolfgang Rübsam will perform a recital in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Ruth and Paul Manz pipe organ, built in 2004 by M. L. Bigelow & Co. for LSTC’s Augustana Chapel.
Advent Lessons and Carols
Sunday, November 30, 7:00 p.m.
LSTC welcomes the season of Advent in word and song. President James Nieman, Cantor Daniel Schwandt, and the LSTC Cantorei lead this beloved seminary tradition.
Hymn Festival for the Day of Transfiguration
Sunday, February 15, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
LSTC continues the hymn festival tradition developed by the late Paul Manz with a celebration in word and song of the Transfiguration of Our Lord. Reflections will be interspersed between hymns led by Cantor Daniel Schwandt, the LSTC Cantorei, and area church choirs.
Luther College Piano Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015 4:00 p.m.
The Luther College Piano Quartet is joining forces with Aurelien Pederzoli to perform a program featuring Dvorak's beautiful Piano Quintet in addition to works by Mozart and Prokoviev. Pederzoli is a violinist with the Spektral Quartet currently in residence at the University of Chicago.
Gospel Choir Concert
Sunday, April 12, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
Under the direction of Keith Hampton, the LSTC Gospel Choir and friends hold their annual benefit concert for the Grover Wright and Carole Burns Scholarships.