Stories from the heart of Concordia-Chicago.

The Forester magazine helps keep alumni, parents and friends connected and informed twice a year.

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Remembering Carl Schalk

We continue to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Carl Schalk (HS '48, BS '52), Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Music and 2018 Spiritus Christi honoree, who recently passed away.

He was featured in the fall 2018 edition of the Forester commemorating his immeasurable influence on church music and his receipt of the Spiritus Christi award. Access the full edition below.

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