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Josh Messner ’08 M.A. and his wife, Sally Messner ’07 M.S.M. lead the Elm Ensemble, which brings together professional and amateur musicians to lead worship in a variety of congregations. In April, the group presented “In Deepest Night: A Festival of Psalms” for Valparaiso University’s Institute of Liturgical Studies in Valparaiso, Indiana.
In addition to the Messners, the following Luther graduates participated in the performance: Becky Swanson ’05 M.S.M., Daniel Fenn ’09 M.S.M., Elizabeth Damico-Carper ’12 M.Div., and Luke Tegtmeier ’07 M.S.M. Luther seminarian Sarah Hanson ‘22 M.Div., who sang in the Institute’s schola cantorum, was also part of the psalm festival event.
You’ll find videos of the full psalm festival on YouTube, and learn more about the group at elmensemble.org. Elm is both an acronym for Early Lutheran Music and a nod to the importance of the elm tree for the urban canopy of Minneapolis, where the group began.