St. Louis sem chorus releases new CD

The Concordia Seminary (St. Louis) Chorus, under the direction of Rev. Henry V. Gerike, has released a new CD titled “Safe in God’s Faithfulness.”

Recorded in the seminary’s Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus, the CD is the 10th recording released by the chorus over the past 15 years.sem-cd.jpg

Selections include “Beautiful Savior,” “Our Father,” “Magnificat,” “O Jesus So Sweet, O Jesus So Mild,” “O Holy Child,” “Salvation Is Created,” “Little Lamb,” “The Hills Are Bare at Bethlehem,” “Nunc Dimittis,” “Agnus Dei,” “We Believe That This is Jesus,” “The Lord is My Shepherd,” “Peace I Leave With You,” “Psalm 47,” “Shine in Our Hearts,” “Lord, It Belongs Not to My Care,” “No Saint on Earth Lives Life to Self Alone,” “To Thee, O Lord, Do I Lift Up My Soul,” and “Feed Thy Children, God Most Holy.”

The CD premieres two works especially written for the chorus: “Shine in Our Hearts,” by Jonathan Kohrs, music professor at Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill., and “No Saint on Earth Lives Life to Self Alone,” by John Eggert, music professor at Concordia University, St. Paul, Minn.  Both of these pieces were written for male choir and viola.

The CD is available for purchase through the Concordia Seminary bookstore for $15, plus a $5 shipping charge.  To order, contact the bookstore at (314) 505-7315 or

Posted Jan. 22, 2008

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