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Lutheran School of Theology WORKSHOP – with Susan Palo Cherwien
October 4, 2014
“Susan Palo Cherwien on the Importance of Language, Beauty, Poetry and Hymnody in the Life of the Church” This workshop is for those who sing, play, write, or select hymns for worship, or who want a deeper appreciation for hymnody. It is Saturday, October 4, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 7001 Forsyth (at Big Bend) from 9:00 A. M. to 2:30 P. M. with registration at 8:30 A. M. Tuition is $40 which includes lunch on site. Presenter Susan Palo Cherwien is a freelance writer, musician, teacher, vocalist and author of hymn texts which appear in denominational hymnals in the U.S. and Canada. She is a frequent contributor to and presenter at National Lutheran Choir concerts. The workshop is presented in five sections: 1.“God Spoke: The Power of Language” 2.“And the Walls Fell: The Power of Music” 3.“For Glory and For Beauty: Poetry in the Service of God” 4.“Becoming the Glory We Sing Of: Hymnody” 5.“Seven Good Questions” Cherwien has a BMus degree in church music with emphasis in voice from Wittenberg University and an MA from Mundelein College. She has written two books of hymn texts, two of reflections for hymn festivals, and one to plan the church year with vocal solos. Please register at www.lststl.org under “courses” or register by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 314-918-2556. Register by mail to Lutheran School of Theology, c/o Eden Seminary, 475 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119.