Mark Mummert

WORCESTER CHORUS

Mark Mummert is Cantor at Trinity Lutheran Church, Worcester, MA where he leads the worship music of the congregation, conducts the Trinity Choir, the Trinity Choristers, the Trinity Bells, and is the Artistic Director of the Music at Trinity fine arts series. Mark is also Artistic Director of Diamonds From The Dust, a professional vocal ensemble based in Worcester and Assistant Director / Accompanist for the Worcester Chorus, directed by Dr. Chris Shepard.

Prior to moving to Massachusetts in 2016, he was the 2015 Distinguished Visiting Cantor at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, now United Lutheran Seminary. He was Director of Worship at Houston’s Christ the King Lutheran Church, the home of Bach Society Houston (2008-2015). He was the
Seminary Musician at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, now United Lutheran Seminary, (1990-2008) where he led the music for the daily chapel, conducted the Seminary Choir, and taught courses in hymnology, liturgical practice, and church music.

As an organist, Mark has appeared at the conventions of the Societas Liturgia in Würzburg, Germany, the National conventions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, the Institute of Liturgical Studies at Valparaiso University, and the American Guild of Organists (AGO). He is the Dean of the Worcester Chapter of the AGO. Mark’s recording Reformation Chorales Reformed including organ works by Bach,
Mendelssohn, Distler, and Clarke was released in March 2017. Mark appears in an organ recital in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin and at evensongs at the cathedrals of Worcester, Coventry, Gloucester, and St. Paul’s London in the summer of 2019 with Worcester Masterworks Chorale.

Mark is a composer of the first musical setting of Holy Communion in Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), the commended worship book of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Augsburg Fortress publishes his numerous psalm settings and other works for the liturgy.

As a choral conductor, Mark led the Christ the King Lutheran Church Choir tour throughout Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, and St. Petersburg, Russia (2013). His conducting of Arvo Pärt’s Passio in 2016 and the North American premiere of Robert Koolstra’s reconstruction of J. S. Bach’s St. Mark Passion in 2017 in Worcester has been highly praised by his peers. In 2019, Mark produced and served as organist for the New England premiere of James MacMillan’s St. Luke Passion with the Trinity Choir, Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Festival Chorus, and the Worcester Children’s Chorus to a capacity crowd on Palm Sunday at Trinity Church in Worcester, with Dr. Joshua W. Rohde conducting. In April of 2020, Mark conducts J. S. Bach’s beloved St. Matthew Passion on Palm Sunday with the Trinity Choir and
Orchestra and Diamonds From The Dust.

As a professional singer, Mark has performed with the Lincoln Center Mostly Mozart Festival, Worcester Chorus, Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, the Bach Choir Houston, Houston Chamber Choir, CONCORA (Connecticut Choral Artists) and St. John’s Schola Cantorum. Mark studies voice with Jane Shivick.

Artistic management for Mark is provided by Seven Eight Artists.