Rediger Invited to Lead International Choirs in Prague

Published: Mar 11, 2014

Dr. JoAnn Rediger

Dr. JoAnn Rediger, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Ensembles at Taylor University, will serve as the invited conductor of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Honor Choir, during the ACSI’s ninth annual gathering from March 20-23, in Prague, the Czech Republic.

Rediger will be assisted by Taylor music students Haley Kurr and Courtney Jameson. She will be joined on Saturday, March 22, by the Taylor Sounds Choir for subsequent performances in Prague, Vienna, and Budapest the following week.

“This is a wonderful opportunity – not only for me but for my students,” said Rediger. “Taylor University has a mission that is international in its focus. Ultimately, it is God’s timing because the Taylor Sounds were looking for an international trip for Spring Break.”

The ACSI gathering will also include a string ensemble guest conducted by Dr. Kangwon Lee Kim of the Madison Bach Musicians, Madison, Wisconsin. The concerts will be comprised of sacred and folk music sung in German, Spanish, Latin and English.

Rediger was invited to conduct by Rebecca Lingenhoel, a music teacher at the International Christian School of Budapest. “I have had a relationship with Taylor since our first two children chose to attend college there, and now my youngest has followed,” said Lingenhoel. “They have grown in their love for music and in their musicianship and I am thrilled that Dr. Rediger has agreed to bring that joy and love of music to bless our students.”

The ACSI Honor Choir is made up of English speaking students from schools all across Europe and Asia including Prague, Madrid, Hungary, Moscow, Kiev, Vienna, Germany, Istanbul, Lisbon, St. Petersburg, Bucharest, Kazakhstan, and others.