MARK MUMMERT is Cantor at Trinity Lutheran Church, Worcester, Massachusetts, 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 Assistant Director / Accompanist of The Worcester Chorus, the symphonic chorus of Music Worcester, and serves on the faculty of the Hanover Theater and Conservatory for the Performing Arts in Worcester.
Prior to moving to Massachusetts in 2016, he was the 2015 Distinguished Visiting Cantor at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. 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 (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 served as Dean of the Worcester Chapter of the AGO (2018-2020). Mark’s recording Reformation Chorales Reformed including organ works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Distler, and Clarke was released in March 2017. During the summer of 2019, Mark appeared at evensongs at the cathedrals of Worcester, Coventry, Gloucester, and St. Paul’s London with Worcester Masterworks Chorale. On his Zeidler & Qualiata harpsichord, Mark was a featured performer with the Worcester Chamber Music Society in December 2020 and played a spotlight concert for Mechanics Hall in Worcester. Mark resumes public recital work in May 2021 in Pennsylvania.
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. His newest compositions for worship are included in All Creation Sings (2020).
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. Mark served as the artistic director of Diamonds From The Dust, a professional vocal ensemble based in Worcester from June 2017 through July 2019. The Women’s Ensemble of The Worcester Chorus recorded Christmas music from the safety of automobiles during the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 under Mark’s leadership.
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.
DREAMING OF SONG: A FAURE SPRING SING
March 15, 2021, 7:30 PM EST
Trinity Lutheran Church
Available to Stream Live HERE
Mark Mummert accompanies the Salisbury Singers in a sing-a-long performance of Faure's Requiem
THE WORCESTER CHORUS, CONCORA, AND MASTERWORK CHORUS
March 27, 2021, 4:00 PM EST (viewing begins)
On Demand Tickets Available HERE
Mark Mummert joins the Worcester Festival Chamber Orchestra in a sing-a-long performance of Mozart's Requiem
May 2, 2021, 4:00 PM
St. John's Lutheran Church
Mark Mummert performs works by J. S. Bach, Johannes Brahms, and Moonyeen Albrecht on the Aeolian-Skinner Op. 1517 (1969/1970).