Lectures in Church Music

The Vi Messerli Memorial
Lectures in Church Music

  October 22-24, 2017

Last in a three-year series leading up to the
500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation

 2017 Lectures Brochure and Registration form
2017 Lectures Hotel List


Keynote Speaker
Did the Choir Introduce German Hymns
to the Wittenberg Congregations?
Robin Leaver, Westminster Choir College,
Featured Presenter
Anton Armstrong
St. Olaf College


Festival Concert and Hymn-Sing
Concordia University Chicago Kapelle and Wind Symphony
Charles Brown and Richard Fischer, conductors
Chapel of Our Lord
Sunday, October 22, 7:00 p.m.

Organ Recital
featuring Craig Cramer,
University of Notre Dame
Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest
Monday, October 23, 8:00 p.m.
Tickets required: $15 general admission/$10 seniors and students


Unifying Factors in Select Organ Works of J. S. Bach
Craig Cramer

SAB Choral Music for Formerly SATB Choirs
Benjamin Culli

Bringing a Contemporary Sensibility to Hymn Playing
Benjamin Culli

New Music for Piano
Jonathan Kohrs

Let the Books Tell the Story: J. S. Bach's Bible and Reformation Treasures
Jeff Leininger

New Music for Organ
Steven Wente

 Presentations in Cooperation with the Center for Church Music
Luther's Hymns and Their Background in Folk-song, Meisterlied and Ballad
Robin Leaver

Sacred Music and the Unconventional Text
Jill Pelaez Baumgaertner

Choral Reading Sessions and Publisher Exhibits
Banquet and Banquet Speaker


Lectures Archives

2016 Lectures brochure
2015 Lectures brochure
2014 Lectures brochure
2013 Lectures brochure
2012 Lectures brochure
2011 Lectures brochure
2010 Lectures brochure

If you are interested in the 2009 Carl Schalk celebration:

2009 Lectures brochure

Music of Carl Schalk Concert Programs