A Mighty Fortress: Music Celebrating 500 Years of Protestant Reformation
To celebrate the Protestant Reformation here at home, this concert will highlight the hymn, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God,” lyrics and music written by Martin Luther. Paraphrasing Psalm 46, it expresses the central idea of Protestantism: God is our strength, not humans or institutions (the Church), and we rely on Him for salvation. The hymn was a source of unity, encouragement, and strength to German Protestants under persecution from state or church. Bach arranged the hymn for a variety of musical presentations. You will get to sing it with the Chorale. In addition, the Chorale will sing Mendelssohn’s Psalm 42 and a sampler of Protestant music with early American roots: hymns, religious folk songs, and spirituals that both reflected and shaped our country’s national identity.
March 19, 2017, 3 p.m. and March 20, 2017, 7 p.m.
Evangelical Lutheran Church
35 E Church Street • Frederick, MD 21701
Tickets: Adults: $20.00, Students/Military/Seniors (60+): $15.00, Groups of 10 or more: $12.00 each, Children 12 and under: Free