Religion brief

Singing Saints perform

Monday at local church

The Singing Saints of Saint Paul Lutheran High School, of Concordia, Missouri, will be in concert at 7 p.m. Monday at First Lutheran Church, 105 Village Road.

The choir is on its annual domestic tour, singing this year on an eight-day trip throughout the south-central part of the United States. In addition to Hot Springs, they will perform in Washington, St. Robert, and Richmond, Missouri; Bethalto and Belleville, Illinois; Dallas; Broken Arrow, Okla., and in Ottawa, Kansas.

The touring choir is made up of 46 students from the 60-plus voice concert choir and they will perform a varied program that included classic works by J.S. Bach, Sir Edward Elgar, Gabriel Fauré, Jean Berger, as well as some traditional spirituals, hymns, and anthems, such as settings of "Come, We That Love the Lord," by David von Kampen and "Steal Away" by MaryLou India Jackson.

The award-winning choir is under the direction of Jerrode Marsh. The concert is free, but donations are requested to help cover expenses for their tour. For more information, call First Lutheran Church, 501-525-0322.

Saint Paul Lutheran High School is the only remaining LCMS residential high school in the United States, located in central Missouri, about an hour east of Kansas City. The college-prep school offers college-level courses, STEM, Honors, and AP classes, and numerous opportunities to be involved in sports, music, drama, academic teams, and other activities. For more information about the school, visit