Luther Memorial Concert Series
presents quality art experiences to the Erie community through the visual and performing arts and educational outreach programs. Kevin Sadowski, Luther Memorial's cantor from 1974 through 2003, together with Charlotte Chaffee, created this non-profit organization as a way to deliver:
Virgil Fox, The Concordia College Choir, Thiel College Choir, Mainstreet Brass, James Jordan
- best in class performances
- unique from other Erie offerings
- authentic to the genre being presented
are some nationally recognized performers since its founding. Somar Dance Works, Jim Madden, Erie Suzuki Strings
are examples of regional performers. Under the leadership of Cantor Erik Meyer (2005-2011) the music of J.S. Bach became an annual showcase event with area performers including the Erie Renaissance Singers.
“We believe art feeds the Spirit.”
is the organization’s credo. The Luther Memorial Concert Series gives members and visitors to Luther Memorial Church the opportunity to join in fellowship, witness to art and music’s power in our lives, and celebrate the gifts given to us by our Creator and Redeemer. The credo is an expression of Martin Luther’s theology of music. Luther extolled the virtues of music as seen in the forward he prepared for Georg Rhau's Collection, "Symphoniae iucundae. “When man's natural musical ability is whetted and polished to the extent that it becomes an art, then do we note with great surprise the great and perfect wisdom of God in music…”
of the concert series is taken from the window above the high altar at Luther Memorial. It’s design reflects the mystery and majesty of the Holy Trinity.
The series is self-funded.
Support for the series is provided through annual subscriptions, free-will offerings, and regional arts grants.
The Luther Memorial Concert Series management team
includes Luther Memorial members and persons from the community interested in the arts under the leadership of Artistic Director Walt Gaber. Current members include: Pat Boyd, Molly Dugan, Walt Gaber, Greg Kern, Denise King, Mark Lechner, and David Ruler. The committee welcomes new members.
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Luther Memorial Concert Series - 225 W. 10th Street, Erie, PA 16510 814-454-0106
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