St. Paul “Singing Saints”

St. Paul “Singing Saints”

As part of Lenten Midweek worship on February 28 we will welcome the award-winning St. Paul “Singing Saints” High School Choir during a stop on their spring tour.  There will be dinner available at 6:00 pm that evening with suggested donation of $15 per person, and a free will offering will be taken during worship to benefit the choir and school.  All are welcome!

The SINGING SAINTS is the concert choir of Saint Paul Lutheran High School, Concordia, Missouri, USA. The choir of over 50 voices is under the direction of Dr. Jerrode Marsh. The choir is comprised of students in grades 9-12, with members from many different nationalities, including Slovakia, Mexico, Poland, Italy, Ghana, Taiwan, Vietnam, Ethiopia, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay, and the U.S. 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, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary. Both the concert choir and the elite Chamber Choir consistently receive top ratings in the state of Missouri at contests and festivals, as do many individual members who compete in vocal and instrumental solo entries.

The choir has a singular focus–that of boldly 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 each season, including performances on their annual domestic tour, in nursing homes and retirement centers, 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.