Save the Date: 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Hymn Festival at Carnegie Hall

July 1, 2016

Concordia College will be hosting a very special hymn festival to help celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation at Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 25, 2017. The event will be directed by Dr. Jason Thoms, Director of Choral Activities, and Dr. Ralph Schultz, Emeritus President and Choral Director. 

As a part of this concert, Concordia is looking for singers to participate in two different massed choirs: one for adults (alumni, friends, and church choir members from across the US), and one for youth (8th grade – college from Lutheran churches and schools).  Singers interested in participating in the Carnegie Hall concert need to register for the choir and pay a $50 participation fee. Concordia encourages church choirs and schools to select 4-8 singers (equally balanced between voices) to participate in this special event. 

Singers will be expected to:

  • be in New York for rehearsals and the performance from June 23-25
  • learn the music selected for the performance before the first rehearsal
  • pay for their own transportation to New York and for their own food and housing (if needed). 

On September 1, 2016, information about on-campus housing, special hotel room rates, and on-campus meal plan available for participants at a special event rate will be available.

The registration form for individuals to participate can be found below or by contacting the Music Department at Concordia at 914-337-9300 x2424. Groups interested in participating should contact Dr. Jason Thoms using the link option below. Visit the 500th Anniversary webpage linked below for more information.

Individual Singer Registration 

Group Inquiries

500th Anniversary Webpage

Concert Ticket Information

Tickets for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Hymn Festival will be on sale by September 1, 2016 at  Ticket prices will be $15, $25, and $50. Concordia will be offering group ticket prices for groups of 8 or more, which can also be purchased through Carnegie Hall. The group ticket prices will be $12.50, $20 and $40 respectively.