FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Concordia Theological Seminary (CTS), Fort Wayne, Indiana, is pleased to announce a special livestreaming event this evening from the Good Shepherd Institute Conference. “My Times Are in Your Hand: A Musical Festschrift in Honor of Kantor Richard C. Resch,” will be livestreamed from Kramer Chapel this evening at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern). Go to www.ctsfw.edu and click on Watch Live! in the Livestream Events box. Organist for the evening will be CTS Associate Kantor Matthew A. Machemer. CTS Kantor Kevin J. Hildebrand will direct the Seminary Kantorei, and the Rev. David H. Reed, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, Auburn, Michigan, will serve as commentator.
Resch served as kantor at CTS from 1977 until his retirement at the close of the 2013–14 academic year in May. He founded the Seminary Kantorei (1978) and became director of the Seminary’s Schola Cantorum in 1999. He became the co-director of the Good Shepherd Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary in 2000. He served on The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) Commission on Worship from 1992–2001 and on the LCMS Hymnody Committee for Lutheran Service Book. He was the executive producer and narrator of the Good Shepherd Institute’s DVD “Singing the Faith: Living the Lutheran Musical Heritage.” Resch is a frequent speaker and writer on topics concerning the relationship between theology and practice, as well as matters of church music.
In addition to those who will be joining us on campus this evening, we look forward hosting many more of our friends from around the world via the Internet for this very special event.