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North Texas Reformation Celebration
Churches all over the world are commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. This is truly a “once in a lifetime event.” Celebrating this momentous era of the beginning of Protestantism will be a highlight for us as Lutherans.
Martin Luther said, “Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.” So, what better than to mark this anniversary with music?
Following the calling from Psalm 95:1, “Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!” a number of churches in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex have been planning the NORTH TEXAS REFORMATION CELEBRATION – a series of local church concerts culminating in two identical gala concerts in November.
The NORTH TEXAS REFORMATION CELEBRATION will take place on November 4 at Broadway Baptist Church, home of the Rildia Bee O’Bryan Cliburn Organ, in Fort Worth and on November 5 at Meyerson Symphony Center, home of the Lay Family Concert Organ, in Dallas. Make plans to join us on these joyous occasions of praising our Lord and Savior through beautiful music and songs performed by the spectacular CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO WIND SYMPHONY AND KAPELLE (choir) along with a regional mass choir including singers from Concordia High School, Austin, TX.
The internationally renowned Wind Symphony has performed in 43 states, Canada, Eastern Europe, China, and, this past spring, in South Africa. The group has a commitment to the finest traditional and contemporary sacred and secular repertoire, and has recorded 13 compact discs of sacred music.
Let us join together in remembering one of the most significant events of Christian lives; singing praises, giving thanks and renewing our spirit. Expect to hear, sing, and feel our most cherished hymns, as well as newly written pieces for this Reformation season, accompanied by the unique and dynamic pipe organs.
“As long as we live there is never enough singing.” ― Martin Luther