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Singing Saints Choir

The SINGING SAINTS is the 50+-voice concert choir of Saint Paul Lutheran High School, Concordia, Missouri, USA, under the direction of Dr. Jerrode Marsh. The choir is comprised of students in grades 9-12, with members from 14 different nationalities, including Slovakia, Nigeria, Mexico, Poland, Italy, Ghana, Taiwan, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Germany, 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, 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, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary. Both the concert choir and the elite Chamber Choir consistently receive 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 (in non-pandemic times), 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.

 

The Singing Saints will be going on a mini-tour to St. Louis and performing on January 23rd - 24th.
Their annual Spring Tour will depart on Friday, March 11th and they will be performing in Illinois, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and Alabama!

Check our the Promotional flyers to see a list of concert dates, times, and locations so you don't miss out!
St. Louis Flyer | Spring Tour Flyer

 


 

Chamber Orchestra

Saint Paul's Chamber Orchestra officially became a class in 2015.  They play two concerts a year, have gone on mini-tours, and have played in assemblies at different schools.  They occasionally accompany the choir, depending on the level of students each year.  Some members also play regularly with the Sedalia Symphony Orchestra and past members have also been selected for the Youth Symphony of Kansas City.  Members have been selected for All-District Band and All-District Orchestra.  rchestra is available to anyone who plays the violin, viola, cello, or double bass.

Meet the director

Dr. Jerrode Marsh is the director of Music at Saint Paul Lutheran High, where she directs the Singing Saints Concert Choir, the Saint Paul Chamber Choir, and the Saint Paul Orchestra.  In addition to music, she teaches German classes and occasionally offers a college-level Music Appreciation course in partnership with Concordia University Nebraska.  She is also the conductor and Artistic Director of Sedalia Symphony Orchestra, the second-oldest orchestra in Missouri, and is the Executive Director of the Concordia Music Conservatory.  She performs regularly as a solo and collaborative pianist in the region and is a regular organist at churches in her circuit. 

Marsh came to Saint Paul Lutheran High School in the fall of 2015 from Frankfurt, Germany, where she worked for nearly two decades as a professional musician, performing as a solo pianist, conductor, and collaborative artist throughout Europe.  She has worked with the Frankfurt Opera, the Austrian-American Mozart Academy, and was also the Director of Music at Trinity Lutheran Church in Frankfurt, Germany.  She was the Founder and Artistic Director of the Trinity International Concert Choir, a large concert choir that performs large choral works with orchestra.  She holds a B.M. from Portland State University and a Masters and Doctorate in Piano Performance from The University of Texas at Austin.