Singing Saints Choir
The SINGING SAINTS is a 65-voice concert choir of Saint Paul Lutheran High School, Concordia, Missouri, USA, under the direction of Dr. Jerrode Marsh. The 22-23 choir is comprised of students in grades 9-12, with members from 14 different countries, including Slovakia, Mexico, Poland, Italy, Ghana, Chad, Norway, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, South Korea, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, and the U.S. The award-winning choir has toured annually since 1971 with over 1000 appearances in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The choir has performed in the Kauffmann Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, in Carnegie Hall, and most recently with the Sedalia Symphony Orchestra. The choir made its first international concert tour in the summer of 2018, where it performed a 19-day tour, singing in Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary. The choir consistently receives top ratings in the state of Missouri at contests and festivals, as do many individual members who compete in vocal and instrumental solo entries.
The choir has a singular focus--that of proclaiming boldly the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music. It does this by singing a wide range of musical styles, including sacred Renaissance, German Chorales, American Spirituals, 19th-century motets, 20th-century anthems, popular world music favorites, and more. The choir sings an average of 20+ performances a season; in addition to their annual choir tour, they are frequently invited to sing at regional Lutheran celebrations, benefit concerts and local civic events. Students who graduate from the choir are selected regularly for top choirs in colleges and universities around the United States.
Many thanks to those who attended the Down by the Riverside concert in October! We hoped you had an enjoyable time. Rewatch the concert here!