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Chorus Love Stories: Rachel and Tim

Rachel and Tim Schmidt met at the National Lutheran Choir’s season opening retreat in September 2007. Tim tells their story.

Standing in the back corner of the choir (fourth row, second from the end in the bass II section) is a great vantage point to notice the coming and going of the rest of the choir. I had plenty of opportunities to notice Rachel. The front row of sopranos rarely gets free time to break their concentration to pay attention to what might be going on behind them—and yet somehow I always felt Rachel knew exactly what I was up to.

Review: 2012 Chorus America Conference Opening Concert

Review of the opening concert of Chorus America.
Chorus America Conference showcases choirs, composers
By Rob Hubbard

Devotions - Thank You

This devotion was given by Ryan Luhrs, a member of our choir, prior to the last performance of the 2011-12 Season — a hymn festival, the culminating event of the 2012 Chorus America national conference, at Central Lutheran Church (Minneapolis MN).

I am a bit hesitant to give a devotion because the last time I did, I was later asked – without warning and during a concert – to publicly recall information about Jean Berger’s original last name.  I’m assuming and hoping that won’t happen today.

Since this is likely my only chance to do so, I want to take a minute and thank David and the choir for impact you’ve had in my life, and the past two years, that Sarah and I have been able to share in this experience together.   This choir profoundly influenced my life – and did so even before I joined.

Devotions - Authenticity

Before every rehearsal and performance, a member of the National Lutheran Choir gives a devotion. Paul Wilson (bass-baritone) recently gave this devotion to the choir. This devotion was given before our collaborative concert at King of Kings Lutheran Church (Woodbury) with the vocal ensemble, Cantus. Paul is a former founding member of Cantus.

Our search for authenticity

Thursday, October 18: Grace Lutheran Church-River Forest

The National Lutheran Choir will launch its 27th Season with one of its signature hymn festivals on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest IL. This church has a rich history which many significant Lutheran church leaders have served since 1895. Ticket information will be available at the end of July.

St. Louis: Next appearance December 15 @ 2pm and 5pm

Ola Gjeilo’s "Phoenix" is performed here by the National Lutheran Choir in the beautiful Christ Church Cathedral-Episcopal in downtown St. Louis, MO in December 2011. The NLC has returned to St. Louis each year to perform its popular Christmas Festival. Ticket information will be available for this year’s Christmas Festival soon!