Music


Music, both choral and instrumental, is important to our worship life at Concordia. One of the centerpieces of our music program is our 113-year old pipe organ. The organ is a two-manual, 14-rank instrument that was originally built by the Henry Pilcher's Sons organ builders of Louisville. Upon its completion in August of 1903, the organ was installed in the old church and later moved to Concordia's present sanctuary in 1930. A project was begun in June of 1973 to rebuild the organ tonally and was completed in December of that year. In 1984 the Steiner-Reck firm of Louisville was engaged to rebuild the organ mechanically to insure its dependability. August of 2003 marked the organ's 100th anniversary, as it continues to serve and preserve the rich musical heritage of Concordia Lutheran Church.

Our adult choir is led by Rev. Dr. Dale McAbee. The choir sings at the 10 a.m. worship services from September through May that includes the “Choral Call to Worship before the procession,” chanting the Introit with the congregation, a “Choral Anthem” after the Old Testament reading, and sometimes a choral Offertory piece. We periodically incorporate instrumental music to accompany the choir, congregation, and organ (violin, cello, flute, etc.) with our own talented members or hired individuals (from the Louisville symphony) for some of our Festival services.