Hilldale Lutheran Develops Relationship with Symphony Orchestra

Hilldale Lutheran Church, Thunder Bay, received an ACTS of MNO grant to strengthen and increase a partnership with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra (TBSO).  The vision for this partnership included offering space and technology at Hilldale for the TBSO to practice and perform, and has resulted in a deepening relationship between the symphony orchestra and the congregation, as well as being able to reach a broader audience through increasing a virtual presence for both the congregation and symphony orchestra.

In December, Pr. Jari and Liisa Lahtinen hosted a conversation with Maria Fuller, the resident director of TBSO about the orchestra and its role in creating and strengthening community through music.  You can watch that video HERE.  The congregation and symphony orchestra also partnered in a Finnish Christmas carol sing, an English Christmas carol sing, and have other partnership projects in the works.