Germany Tour, Reformation 2017

The Valparaiso University Chorale is recognized internationally as a premiere Lutheran collegiate choral ensemble, upholding the highest standard of choral art through performance of the greatest literature of all eras. Dedicated to performing works that celebrate the University’s Lutheran heritage, the Chorale has been honored to receive several prestigious invitations.

Reformation 2017

The Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, has invited the Valparaiso University Chorale to be present at the festive commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, centered in Wittenberg and shared worldwide. The Chorale is honored to accept this prestigious invitation to join the international community in this recognition of a movement that changed the modern world.

The Chorale will present a concert and lead a hymn festival connected to the 500th anniversary. While in Germany, the Chorale will return to the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig and join the famous Thomanerchor for the Reformation festival service and the weekend services. We are honored to continue this longstanding relationship with the historic church of J.S. Bach and internationally renowned choir.

International Performances

  • Concert tours in 2004, 2007, 2010, 2012, and 2015
  • Featured performer (by invitation) at the 800th anniversary Bach Festival in 2012
  • Second appearance at Bach Festival in 2015

International Services Projects

  • Rural Wittenberg churches, Mark Zwuschen, Seyda (2010)
  • Benefit performance – Castle Church 2007
  • Lukaskirche 2015
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
Concert, Reutlingen 3 p.m.
Motette, St. Thomas Church, in Leipzig (Chorale and Thomanerchor)
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017  Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Worship, St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, with Thomanerchor
Reformation Hymn Festival, Castle Church in Wittenberg
9:30 a.m.
Service, St. Thomas Church, in Leipzig (Chorale and Thomanerchor)
4 p.m.
Concert, Castle Church in Wittenberg (Chorale only)
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
6 p.m.
Motette, St. Thomas Church, in Leipzig (Chorale only)