BOARDMAN -- St. Luke Parish, 5235 South Ave., will host the Dan Schutte concert titled "Celebrate the Spirit of Song" at 7 p.m. Friday.
A Milwaukee native, Schutte has been composing liturgical music for more than 30 years. Many of his songs have been translated into other languages and published in hymnals throughout the world.
Included among his celebrated pieces are: "Here I Am Lord," "City of God," "Though the Mountains May Fall," "Blest Be the Lord," "Glory and Praise to Our God," "Sing A New Song," "Behold the Wood," "Table of Plenty," "Join in the Dance" and "You Are Near."
Schutte, whose music is regarded as a standard repertoire for Christian services, uses Scripture as inspiration for his songs. He holds master's degrees in liturgy and ministry and an honorable doctorate for his musical compositions with the St. Louis Jesuits, considered the fathers of contemporary American liturgical music.
He is the composer-in-residence at the University of San Francisco and director of music for the office of university ministries there.
Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $4 for children. Tickets also will be sold at the door, $12 for adults and $6 for children. For more information or to order tickets, call (330) 782-9783.