Singing Saints Choir Concert
St. Paul Lutheran High School, Concordia, MO
Sunday, March 8, 2020, at 7:00 pm
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Austin, TX
The choir is on their annual domestic tour, singing this year in Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. The select touring choir is made up of 48 students from the 60-voiced concert choir and they will be performing a varied program that included classic works by J. S. Bach, Anton Bruckner, and Orlando Gibbons, as well as some traditional spirituals, hymns, and anthems. They will also be singing two movements from a not-yet-published cantata by David von Kampen, which they helped commission this past summer. The award-winning choir is under the direction of Dr. Jerrode Baker Marsh and has sung in nearly all 48 continental states, Canada, and in 2018 they sang a 19-day tour throughout Central Europe. The concert is free, but donations are kindly requested to help cover expenses for their tour. For more information about this concert, please contact St. Paul Lutheran Church at 512-472-8301.
Saint Paul Lutheran High School is the only LC-MS residential high school in the United States, located in central Missouri, about an hour east of Kansas City. The college-prep school offers college-level courses, STEM classes, Honors and AP classes, and numerous opportunities to be involved in sports, music, drama, academic teams and more. For more information about the school, or the rest of the concert tour, visit www.splhs.org or the SPLHS Singing Saints on Facebook.
Choir Biography 2020 tour program
The SINGING SAINTS is a 60-voice concert choir of Saint Paul Lutheran High School, Concordia, Missouri, USA, under the direction of Dr. Jerrode Baker Marsh. The choir is comprised of students in grades 9-12, and includes members from, Ghana, Kenya, Botswana, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Norway, Slovakia, and Mexico. The choir will be performing in southern and central Missouri (Freistatt, Lockwood, Lake Ozark, Liberty, and Blue Springs), in Oklahoma City, and in Texas, in the cities of Austin, Houston, Sugar Land, and Flower Mound. The award-winning choir has toured annually since 1971 with over 1000 appearances in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The choir has performed in the Kauffmann Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, and three times in Carnegie Hall, NYC. The choir made its first international concert tour in the summer of 2018, where it performed a 19-day tour, singing in Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary. Both the concert choir and the elite 13-voice Chamber Choir consistently receives top ratings in the state of Missouri at contests and festivals, as do many individual members who compete in both vocal and instrumental solo entries.
The choir has a singular focus–that of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music. It does this by singing a vast range of musical styles, including sacred Renaissance, German Chorales, American Spirituals, 19th-century motets, 20th-century anthems, popular world music favorites and more. They sing an average of 30+ performances a season, including performances on their annual domestic tour, in nursing homes, in worship services, and for numerous community events. Students who graduate from the choir are selected regularly for top choirs in colleges and universities around the United States.