The Next Festival

The Board of Directors for the Lutheran Hymn Festival convened on Saturday September 19th, 2020 and discussed options for hosting the next festival. The Board is planning on hosting the next festival during Fall 2021 and is working with guest organist Kevin Hildebrand.

At this time, there remains some uncertainty with the schedule as a result of the pandemic. We hope to  provide another update by this coming November.

Previous Festivals

The tenth Lutheran Hymn Festival was held in October 2016. David Cherwien was the featured guest organist. In anticipation of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the music featured the hymns of Martin Luther. 

The hymns included, “Savior of the Nations, Come”, “Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice”, “Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word”, “Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands”, “O Lord, We Praise Thee”, “From Heaven Above to Earth I Come”, “Our Father, Who from Heaven Above”, and “A Mighty Fortress”.

Between hymns was a dramatization of historical persons at the time of the Reformation and those that could help us gain perspective upon the life of Martin Luther.

The festival setting of “Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands”, arranged by David Cherwien, was commissioned for and premiered at the 2016 Lutheran Hymn Festival.

The ninth Lutheran Hymn Festival was held in September 2013. Steven Wente was the featured guest organist, and the theme for the festival was the “Light of All Creation.”

The hymns included, “Thy Strong Word”, “Beautiful Savior”, “Light of Light, O Sole-Begotten”, “Arise and Shine in Splendor”, “Thine the Amen”, “Father, Most Holy”, “O God of God, O Light of Light”, “Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness”, “The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns”, “I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light”, “Rise, Shine, You People”, and “Christ, Mighty Savior”.

The festival setting of “Christ, Mighty Savior”, arranged by Steven Wente, was commissioned for and premiered at the 2013 Lutheran Hymn Festival.

Sponsored Events

Sunday October 4, 2020

2 PM

Dallas, TX

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of Dallas invites you to join us for a program of psalms, hymns, organ music, and solos celebrating the steadfast love of the Lord. The performers will be soprano Madeline Keller and organist/composer Timothy Shewmaker. The program is free and open to the public. Masks required. 

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