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Concordia's Male Chorus and Women's Chorale combine talents for spring concert

Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2017
Dr. Kurt von Kampen (above) and Dr. Jeffrey Blersch will conduct the Male Chorus and Women’s Chorale concert at 4 p.m. April 23, 2017 at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward, Nebraska.
Dr. Kurt von Kampen (above) and Dr. Jeffrey Blersch will conduct the Male Chorus and Women’s Chorale concert at 4 p.m. April 23, 2017 at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward, Nebraska.

The Male Chorus and Women’s Chorale from Concordia University, Nebraska, will perform in a joint concert at 4 p.m. April 23, 2017 at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward, Nebraska.

The Male Chorus, conducted by Dr. Kurt von Kampen, and the Women’s Chorale, conducted by Dr. Jeffrey Blersch, are choirs open to all Concordia students and perform repertoire chosen from the full spectrum of choral music from early historical periods to the present.

The Male Chorus and Women’s Chorale concert will include a variety of sacred music sung by each choir. The men will sing “In the Very Midst of Life” written by Concordia student, Jacob Roggow, “Oh Sing to the Lord” by David von Kampen and “Steal Away” by Brazael Dennard, to name a few. The women will sing a wide variety of pieces including those by Giovanni Pergolsi, J.S. Bach, Rene’ Clausen and Alice Parker. The two choirs will combine to sing the final two selections, which are “Benediction” by Peter Lutkin and “Hidden in Light” by Frances Havergal.

Students performing in the Male Chorus include:

  • Kenton Burgess, junior, Lees Summit, Mo.
  • Kaleb Busche, post baccalaureate, Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Garion Consier, sophomore, Churdan, Iowa
  • David Epperson, sophomore, Panora, Iowa
  • Aaron Ferguson, freshman, Hyannis, Neb.
  • Curtis Flaten, freshman, Sioux Falls, S.D.
  • Isaac Golke, sophomore, Milford, Iowa
  • Benjamin Gordon, freshman, Saugus, Calif.
  • Caleb Haack, senior, Seward, Neb.
  • Kordell Hamer, freshman, Central City, Neb.
  • Erik Hart, junior, Fairbury, Neb.
  • Aaron Hentges, senior, Seward, Neb.
  • Christopher Kasparek, freshman, The Woodlands, Texas
  • David Krueger, freshman, Aurora, Colo.
  • Benjamin Middendorf, junior, Scotia, Neb.
  • Andrew Mussell, senior, Buffalo, Minn.
  • Joel Prince, junior, Mascoutah, Ill.
  • Colin Renkert, freshman, Sidney, Neb.
  • Joel Ristvedt, junior, Utica, Neb.
  • Jacob Roggow, sophomore, Morrow, Ill.
  • Ryan Sanchez, sophomore, Omaha, Neb.
  • Michael Sanderson, junior, Hastings, Neb.
  • Josiah Schultz, sophomore, Bay City, Mich.
  • Philip Stahly, senior, Erie, Colo.
  • Ethan Symmank, sophomore, Woodbury, Minn.
  • Justus Utecht, sophomore, Rose Bud, S.D.
  • Andrew Vought, junior, Three Lakes, Wis.
  • Kaleb Weinkauf, sophomore, Basehor, Kan.
  • John Woruo, senior, Seward, Neb.

Students performing in the Women’s Chorale include:

  • Sarah Brutlag, senior, Saint Louis, Mo.
  • Allison Coomer, junior, Wentzville, Mo.
  • Elizabeth Ericksen, sophomore, Le Mars, Iowa
  • Elyssia Finch, senior, Omaha, Neb.
  • Elizabeth Frakes, sophomore, Ellinwood, Kan.
  • Morgan German, sophomore, Holstein, Iowa
  • Emily Hayes, junior, Superior, Neb.
  • Karina Keating, senior, Woodstock, Ill.
  • Rachel Krome, freshman, Fairmont, Minn.
  • Allison Mackie, junior, Columbus, Neb.
  • Amanda McDowell, freshman, Columbia, Mo.
  • Kacy Meyer, freshman, Jenks, Okla.
  • Annie Pico, sophomore, Mesa, Ariz.
  • Amanda Ruether, junior, Fremont, Neb.
  • Bethany Shaw, freshman, Kearney, Neb.
  • April Bayer, junior, Leigh, Neb.
  • Allana Blakeman, freshman, Lincoln, Neb.
  • Katarina Borg, freshman, Castle Rock, Colo.
  • Brianna Bossle, senior, Coral Springs, Fla.
  • Samantha Coomer, junior, Wentzville, Mo.
  • Katherine Draucker, sophomore, Ogallala, Neb.
  • Melody Easter, sophomore, Houston, Texas
  • Emily Fehn, junior, Freeland, Mich.
  • Sarah Groeling, freshman, Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Sarah Huhn, junior, Valley Center, Calif.
  • Chelsea Irwin, sophomore, Lincoln, Neb.
  • Ashley Johnson, senior, Long Beach, Calif.
  • Kelly Langer, junior, Spalding, Neb.
  • Miriam Lipke, freshman, Alamosa, Colo.
  • Jayme Lowe, sophomore, Atchison, Kan.
  • Brooke McNiel, junior, Holdrege, Neb.
  • Alyssa Montana, freshman, Centereach, N.Y.
  • Kiera Morgan, sophomore, Hilton, N.Y.
  • Melody Niemoth, sophomore, South Bend, Neb.
  • Erin Rowland, sophomore, Saint Peters, Mo.
  • Noelle Show, freshman, Fremont, Neb.
  • Megan Vieselmeyer, sophomore, Holyoke, Colo.
  • Kristin Wagner, sophomore, York, Neb.
  • Anna Armbrust, sophomore, Ballwin, Mo.
  • Victoria Cameron, freshman, Kent, Wash.
  • Robin Consier, sophomore, Churdan, Iowa
  • Morgan Eggert, junior, Atkins, Iowa
  • Amanda Foley, freshman, Friend, Neb.
  • McKenna Friedel, freshman, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Katerina Fuller, freshman, Dallas, Texas
  • Rebecca Hoffschneider, freshman, Utica, Neb.
  • Mariah Huneke, freshman, Sabetha, Kan.
  • Sierra Jacob, sophomore, Winnebago, Neb.
  • Olivia Johnson, freshman, Kansas City, Kan.
  • Victoria Kobak, freshman, Jackson, Mo.
  • Emilia Mugnolo, junior, Marion, N.Y.
  • Arianna Rathke, sophomore, Norfolk, Neb.
  • Madison Schmeeckle, freshman, Lincoln, Neb.
  • Taryn Schuette, freshman, Sabetha, Kan.
  • Amanda Segebart, sophomore, Sioux City, Iowa
  • Adrianna Shaw, freshman, Bassett, Neb.
  • Katricia Svoboda, senior, Norfolk, Neb.
  • Allison Taylor, freshman, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Julia Trempala, freshman, Cisco, Texas
  • Abigail Wisniewski, sophomore, Withee, Wis.
  • Jensen Anderson, freshman, Beaver Crossing, Neb.
  • Shelby Betterton, freshman, Omaha, Neb.
  • Erika Borslien, senior, Seward, Neb.
  • Allison Caudle, senior, Greeley, Colo.
  • Breann Huber, freshman, Arvada, Colo.
  • Lauren Loop, sophomore, Columbus, Neb.
  • Shannon O’Brien, sophomore, Winona, Minn.
  • Samantha Pietanza, freshman, San Diego, Calif.
  • Sarah Rogge, sophomore, Pleasant Dale, Neb.
  • Alaina Ruszkowski, junior, Orlando, Fla.