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Gathering of the Talents

April 7, 2018 - 7:30 am

Concordia annually hosts hundreds of students from Lutheran Church —Missouri Synod churches, elementary and middle schools as part of its Gathering of the Talents festival. Begun in 1943, the event brings in participants from Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and South Dakota.

Registration and Participant Information

The 2018 Gathering is scheduled for April 7, 2018. The church and school registration deadline is December 1, 2017. 

This event is open to students in grades 4-8

New events this year include creative workshops, performances by Concordia Music ensembles, drama productions and the Concordia Cheer & Dance teams

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Download List of Outstanding Talent Awards for 2018


Performances begin as early as 8 a.m. the day of the event. Campus venues and display areas for the Gathering of the Talents include:

  • Art: Walz Hall of Fame Room & Track Viewing Room
  • Art Experience Workshop: Janzow Campus Center
  • Creative Writing: Link Library
  • Creative Workshops: Thom Leadership Education Center (TLEC)
  • Dance: Walz Arena
  • Drama: Thom Leadership Education Center (TLEC)
  • Music: Bands - PE Center building
  • Music: Solos and small ensembles - Music Center
  • Music: Choirs - Weller Hall

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