Lectures in Church Music

The Vi Messerli Memorial
Lectures in Church Music

  October 18-20, 2015

First in a three-year series leading up to the
500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation

2015 Lectures brochure
2015 Lectures hotel list
Full detailed schedule


Keynote Speaker
Mark Mattes, Grand View University, Des Moines, IA 
“Luther on the Theology and Beauty of Music” - view the presentation online!

 Presenting in Cooperation with the Center for Church Music
Susan Palo Cherwien, Minneapolis, MN
Stephen Starke, Bay City, MI
on hymn-text writing

 Banquet Speaker
Anne Krentz Organ, Park Ridge, IL
“The Life of a Church Musician:
Reflections on Serving God’s People
and Leading the Church’s Song”


 Steven Wente, Organ Recital
St. John Lutheran Church, Forest Park
Sunday, October 18, 4:00 p.m.

Chicago a Cappella
"Global Transcendence"
Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest
Sunday, October 18, 8:00 p.m.
Tickets required: 
$25 general admission, $15 students/seniors

Hymn Festival
“Singing Hymns in Christian Faith, Life, Suffering, and Death”
featuring Kevin Hildebrand,
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN
and the Concordia University Chicago Kapelle
The Chapel of Our Lord
Concordia University Chicago
Monday, October 19, 8:00 p.m.


Lorraine Brugh
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
Percussion for Global Song

 Josh Pedde
Indianapolis Children’s Choir, Indianapolis, IN
Children’s Choir Techniques and Repertoire

 Kevin Hildebrand and Anne Krentz Organ
Organ and Piano Music for Hymns of the Reformation

Choral Reading Sessions and Publisher Exhibits


Lectures Archives

2014 Lectures brochure
2013 Lectures brochure
2012 Lectures presenters
2012 Lectures brochure
2011 Lectures brochure
2011 Lectures Presenters
2010 lectures brochure
2010 Lectures Presenters

 If you are interested in the 2009 Carl Schalk celebration:

2009 Lectures brochure

Music of Carl Schalk Concert Programs