Hymn Festival Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
October 1, 2017 – 3:00 p.m.
Organist: Robert Hobby + Hymn Commentator: Michael Costello
Robert A. Hobby currently serves as Director of Music for Trinity English Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his responsibilities include playing for many of the worship services, overseeing the graded choral program, and managing the concerts the church offers. He has composed over 150 pieces for organ, choir, and instrumental ensembles. Two of his most recent compositions were commissioned for the visit of Pope Francis in the autumn of 2015.
The Reverend Michael Costello is the Cantor at Grace Lutheran Church and School in River Forest, IL and Artistic Director of Chicago Choral Artists. A native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Michael has served parishes in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and South Carolina as a church musician and also served St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Columbia, SC as an assistant pastor.
April 15, 2018 – 3:00 p.m
Bálint is an award-winning Hungarian composer, concert organist, and recording artist. He was recently appointed Cantor at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church in mid-town Manhattan. Previous to this appointment, he served as Minister of Music at the First Lutheran Church of Boston for eight years.
Watch the April 2016 concert by Craig Williams here: