Event for Postponed: Gathering of the Talents

Postponed: Gathering of the Talents

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Concordia annually hosts hundreds of students from local homeschools, schools, churches, and organizations 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 2020 Gathering is scheduled for March 28, 2020.  The church and school registration deadline is November 22, 2019.

The event is open to students in grades 4-8.

Events this year include creative art and writing workshops, performances by Concordia Music ensembles, drama productions and the Concordia Cheer and Dance teams.

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Download List of Outstanding Talent Awards for 2019

Last Year's Schedule Highlights

Individual Student Events Begin Throughout Campus 8 a.m.
Campus Tour Walz Lobby 10 a.m.
Meet in Walz Lobby by the Bulldog
Drama Performance (IMPROVables) Thom Auditorium 10:30 a.m.
Meet Bruiser the Bulldog Walz Lobby 11:30 a.m.
Jazz Band Performance Weller Chapel 12:30 p.m.
Closing Celebration & Outstanding Performance Recognition Weller Chapel 1 p.m.

Performances begin as early as 8 a.m. the day of the festival.

Schedule highlights this year will include:

  • Art Experience Workshops - Marxhausen Art Gallery
  • Creative Writing Workshop - Dunklau Center
  • Choral Music Workshops - St. John Lutheran Church 
  • Improvisation Workshop - Thom Auditorium
  • Literary Recitation Event - Dunklau Lecture Hall
  • Dunklau Center Tours - Dunklau Lobby
  • Meet Bruiser the Bulldog - Various Locations
  • IMPROVables Performance - Thom Auditorium
  • A Cappella Choir Performance - St. John Lutheran Church
  • Closing Ceremony - St. John Lutheran Church
Individual Student Performance Events: 
  • Various Locations - note individual schedules
  • (Family activities on the campus quad throughout the day)

Frequently Asked Questions

Gathering of the Talents Manual


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