"Call to Prayer" Pre-Concert Panel

Join the National Lutheran Choir for a Pre-Concert panel discussion prior to Winter Concert: Call to Prayer, March 3 (Augsburg University, Minneapolis) and March 4 (Adath Jeshurun Congregation, Minnetonka). Admission is included with your concert ticket!

Panelists represent the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic music traditions, and will speak on the unique and shared aspects of the vocal music of each tradition. Mark Sedio, Cantor at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and conductor of the Augsburg Choir, will moderate.


Dr. Paul Westermeyer--Paul is Emeritus Professor of Church Music at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he taught, served as the Cantor, and directed the Master of Sacred Music degree program with St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Westermeyer's publications relate to his lifelong interest in theological, musical, and liturgical intersections.

Hazzan Joanna Dulkin--s the Hazzan of Adath Jeshurun, Joanna Dulkin is committed to innovative musical and spiritual leadership that inspires joy, connection and meaning at all ages and stages. She received her Masters of Sacred Music and Investiture from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2004, and completed the Institute for Jewish Spirituality’s Cantorial Leadership Program in 2007. She is an officer of the Cantors Assembly, and was on the editorial committee of Siddur Lev Shalem. 

Ahmed Anzaldúa--Ahmed Fernando Anzaldúa El Samkary is a Mexican conductor and pianist of Egyptian descent. Currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, Ahmed is the Artistic Director of BorderCrosSing, a professional choral ensemble in the Twin Cities.