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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.roseensemble.org.
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.
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The Lutheran School of Theology (LSTC) is dedicated to bearing witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Based in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, it is the leading urban Lutheran seminary training students for purposeful vocations in the global community. Aligned with its Lutheran heritage and built on a foundation of intellectual rigor, LSTC’s innovative, nationally recognized curriculum gives students skills for visionary Christian leadership in the public sphere.