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Cantor Connection History

This network, which has been upheld by the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians (ALCM) as a model of the kind of local organization it is trying to encourage, was initiated by Lucas Weiss, Julia Parker, Tom Gerke, and Nancy Raabe following the Augsburg Fortress summer music clinic in August, 2008. In 2010 we were affirmed by the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians as a local chapter and elected our first slate of officers. "Full" membership in Cantor Connection (including voting privileges) requires membership in ALCM. "Friends" of Cantor Connection receive news of events but are not able to vote on matters concerning the organization.

Past events include three successful citywide spring hymn festivals. "Paul Manz: A Life of Music - A Life of Service" was held at Bethel Grove City in May 2009. "Thine the Amen Thine the Praise," celebrating the music of Carl Schalk, took place at Christ Lutheran Church, Bexley, in May 2010. "Lord, Thee I Love With All My Heart: A Celebration of the Music and Ministry of Donald Busarow" was held on May 22, 2011 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Dublin. On May 20, 2012, Cantor Connection presented the ALCM 25th anniversary hymn festival, "Through the Church the Song Goes On" at Epiphany Lutheran Church, Pickerington.

All friends of Cantor Connection are encouraged to join ALCM and to promote congregational memberships for the churches where they serve or worship. Read here about the benefits of membership in ALCM.

Cantor Connection is funded by contributions from donors and other private sources, including an annual spring fund raiser. Please contact us if you would like to inquire about supporting our activities. Peace be with you.