Roanoke College Choir to perform at Washington National Cathedral

The Roanoke College Choir will be the musical guests during this Sunday's Lutheran Reformation Service in the nation's capital.

The choir will perform at 4 p.m. on Oct. 27 at Washington National Cathedral. The Rev. Richard Graham, who is bishop of the Metropolitan Washington D.C. Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will preach.

The choir also will sing for Sunday's 8:30 a.m. service at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Springfield, Va.

Roanoke's 55-member choir is led by Dr. Jeffrey Sandborg.

Reformation Sunday is an October day observed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as one that laid the foundation for the Lutheran tradition. It recognizes monk and scholar Martin Luther's posting of 95 theses on the Castle Church door in Wittenberg, Germany. On the theses, Luther listed issues that he wanted the church to reform, including aligning its practice and preaching with the Bible.

For more information about the Lutheran Reformation service, visit www.nationalcathedral.org.

Released: October 22, 2013
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