Singing Saints Announcements
New students who want to participate in choir should sign up for an audition time using the Google Calendar appointment slot found HERE. This includes returning students who are trying choir for the first time. Each audition should take approximately 5 minutes. Auditions will be held on Friday, August 13th from 1:00-2:30pm and Saturday, August 14th from 1:00-2:00pm.
Students should prepare to sing "My Country 'tis of Thee" in a key of their choice, and will be asked to sing a scale that demonstrates their vocal range. For questions, please contact Dr. Marsh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Singing Saints Choir
The SINGING SAINTS of Saint Paul Lutheran High School is an internationally acclaimed 60-voice concert choir under the direction of Dr. Jerrode Baker Marsh. The choir involves students in grades 9-12, and currently includes members from Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Taiwan, Korea, Germany, Dominican Republic, and Uruguay. They go on a week-long domestic tour every spring.
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, and three times in Carnegie Hall, NYC. 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. Both the concert choir and the elite Chamber Choir consistently receives top ratings in the state of Missouri at contests and festivals, as do many individual members who compete in both vocal and instrumental solo entries.
The choir has a singular focus--that of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music. It does this by singing a vast range of musical styles, including sacred Renaissance, German Chorales, American Spirituals, 19th-century motets, 20th century anthems, popular world music favorites and more. They sing an average of 30+ performances a season, including performances on their annual domestic tour, in nursing homes, in worship services, and for numerous community events. Students who graduate from the choir are selected regularly for top choirs in colleges and universities around the United States.
Sunday, August 15, 2:00pm - Singing Saints at 2021-2022 Opening Service at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Concordia, MO (rehearsal at 1:15pm)
Saturday, September 11, 6:00pm - Singing Saints perform at Street Fair in Concordia, MO
Friday, October 1 & Saturday, October 2 - Pop-up performances at the KC Bier Oktoberfest, Crown Center, Kansas City
We will also be selling some German Oktoberfest items at a stand.
Sunday, October 10th, 8:00am - SPLHS Homecoming Service at St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Sunday, October 17, 4:00pm - Singing Saints "Down by the Riverside" outdoor concert at Eagle Bluff Ranch in Waverly, MO
This hugely popular event features music about water, baptism, fountains, rivers, nature, and more, followed by a reception of fall-themed food and drink.
Monday, December 6th, 7:30pm - Sedalia Symphony Orchestra Christmas Pops Concert, Heckart Performing Arts Center, Sedalia, MO
Sunday December 12th, 3:00pm - SPLHS Christmas Concert, St. Paul's Lutheran Church