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July 5, 2013


Association of
Lutheran Church Musicians
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Choral Workshop

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Many thanks to Julie Grindle and the 2013 Conference Planning Team for their fine work in preparation for the excellent conference we experienced this week at Valparaiso University. ALCM is at its best when we meet together to sing and pray, to share ideas and laugh and grow and become renewed for further service to the church. Even as we bask in the glow of this year's successful biennial conference, know that preparation for the 2015 conference is already underway!


I am thankful for the two years of preparation I experienced as president-elect of ALCM, time well spent as I listened and watched and learned from our president Lorraine Brugh. I am grateful to Lorraine for her faithful leadership, and grateful to ALCM for the carefully thought out system that allows time for transition.


How will you prepare for the upcoming program year? Might you take some time this summer to reflect on the bible texts for the fall? Is there a new resource you might explore for psalm singing? Are there some gems in your choral files that bear repeating? Is there a keyboard piece you have been itching to tackle? Are there new folks in your midst that could be encouraged to share their musical gifts?

May you enjoy this summer time of preparation,

Anne Krentz Organ

ALCM President

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National Lutheran Choir

Releases New CD


The National Lutheran Choir is pleased to announce the release of their latest CD, Sheer Grace. Included on the recording are works by popular contemporary composer Ola Gjeilo, Minnesota composers Stephen Paulus and David Cherwien, uplifting spirituals by Moses Hogan, the 2013 Raabe Prize-winning composition "Nada Te Turbe," by Jake Runestad, and many more!


CDs are available for purchase online at or by calling the NLC office in Minneapolis, MN at 612-722-2301.


The National Lutheran Choir, led by Artistic Director David Cherwien, seeks to strengthen, renew and preserve the Lutheran heritage of choral music through the highest standards of performance and literature. The choir was founded in 1986 by Dr. Larry Fleming.



Prelude Music Planner                

"God Is Here: Worship in a Wireless World"

June 30-July 3, 2013

Valparaiso University, Valparaiso IN

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Look for a special mid-July issue of the e-newsletter with conference highlights, pictures, reflections and more! Also, watch the ALCM web site in the coming weeks as we post workshop handouts, photos, service folders and much more.




  Choral Workshop

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Held at:

St. Armands Lutheran Church

40 N. Adams Dr., Sarasota, FL 34236

Prepare for your choir year with multi-publisher choral reading sessions. There's a special Friday evening concert with Pepper Choplin -not to be missed!


Friday night (Aug. 23) concert with Pepper Choplin

Saturday workshop sessions 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.


$55 for Full Registration - $35 for Guest Registration (no reading session packets)

After June 28th, full registration is $65 and guests are $40

Lunch is included in the registration cost. Cancellations after August 9th will be credited at 50%.

Don't wait... register today! Extra discounts available on all reading session titles for conference attendees!

To register go to, click on "conferences" and scroll to Gloria Deo, Sarasota.




Association of Lutheran Church Musicians

Valparaiso University
810 Freeman Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383