On Friday September 29th at 7:00 PM a new season of the St. Cecelia Series begins with an eye on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. The Schola Redemptoris will be joined by instrumentalists to present a selection of hymn tunes created by Martin Luther, re-imagined by Renaissance and Baroque composers. Music of Schein, Praetorius, Handel, Pachelbel, and Walther. All are welcome and admission is free.
More about the St. Cecilia Series:
The St. Cecelia Series is a recital series directed by Kristen Hansen, organist-choir director at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. Each month this year the series brings a new program of solo, chamber, and choral music to the city of Columbus. Past St. Cecelia recitals have included the dedicatory recital of the newly-installed Reuter pipe organ by James E. Bobb of St. Olaf College, performances of Bach cantatas, solo recitals for horn, voice, and others, and a choral concert by the Schola.
The Schola Redemptoris is a select group of professional, trained musicians who sing frequent services for the St. Cecelia series, often in the style of the Anglican musical service of Evensong. The Schola varies in numbers from five to around fifteen depending on the musical needs. Founding members of the Schola include Mark Dermer and James Turner.
The choir of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is a mixed choir made up of amateur singers from the congregation and music students from Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music. The choir rehearses weekly and sings in Divine Service usually twice each in a variety of choral styles following the liturgical calendar.