Author: Martin Dicke

Dr. Martin Dicke has been Cantor at Trinity Lutheran Church, Peoria, Illinois since 2002. As Cantor he plans worship services, directs several ensembles, serves as primary organist, oversees the Trinity Concert Series, and serves as the Co-Director of the Peoria Bach Festival. A perpetual student of the choral art, Martin has a masters and doctorate in choral conducting (University of Minnesota and Iowa respectively) and has sung under or worked with conductors such as Robert Shaw, Weston Noble, Erik Erikson and most recently Raymond Erickson. After attending Concordia University, St. Paul, he served churches in both Minnesota and Iowa, taught at a Lutheran high school for fifteen years, founded and directed a select choir in St. Paul/Minneapolis for ten years, and conducted the Chamber Singers of Iowa City for three. Martin is the Dean of the Peoria Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He was born in the Enga Province Papua New Guinea where his parents served as missionaries for twenty years. His latest composition - Fanfare, Fugue, and Chorale on CRUCIFER for brass choir - was recently premiered at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in connection with the opening of the Concordia Historical Institute's Exhibit "Bring Christ to the Highlands: Painting a Portrait of Early Lutheran Mission Work in Papua New Guinea" (see His blog and music can be found at Sound samples are available at

Diane Bish Returns to Peoria on Sunday, May 15

World renowned artist, Diane Bish, returns to First United Methodist Church, Peoria (FUMC) for a concert on Sunday, May 15 at 4:00 p.m. She performed there previously during the 1988-89 Concert Artist Series of the Peoria Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. As part of the FUMC 2015-16 Music Series, this concert will feature..

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National Lutheran Choir Concert in Peoria

On Friday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m. the National Lutheran Choir (, as semi-professional choir from Minneapolis led by artistic director and organist David Cherwien, presents a unique blend of choral music, spoken reflections and congregational hymnody on the Trinity Concert Series at Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 NE Randolph Ave, Peoria, IL 61606. For more information..

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Veterans Day Concert – Friday, November 6, 2015

Concert featuring Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organ Celebrate Veterans Day on Friday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. as the Peoria Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and First Christian Church, Peoria present a unique multi-media concert entitled “From Sea to Shining Sea.” With stunning visuals, this concert traces the history of early America with some of..

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