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University Chamber Choir returns from tour of upper western US

Monday, May. 12, 2014

The 16-voice Chamber Choir from Concordia embarked on a 10-day tour of the upper western United States May 10-19. Tour stops included churches and schools in Iowa, South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.

The choir performed at school assemblies, church worship services, and eight evening concerts. 

The choir’s tour repertoire included chamber choral anthems by Hans Leo Hassler, Henry Smart, Standford Scriven and René Clausen. Vocal jazz selections included an arrangement of The Mamas and the Papas’ “California Dreamin’” as well as music by Paris Rutherford and Take 6. The choir also sang well-known sacred hymns and spirituals.

Selected from the University A Cappella Choir, the elite 16-voice Chamber Choir formed in 1998. The choir has since traveled to most regions of the United States, performing both sacred and secular music from all periods of musical history. The choir is conducted by Dr. Kurt von Kampen, professor of music at Concordia.


Saturday, April 12

3 p.m. concert                                    

St. John Lutheran Church

919 N. Columbia Ave.

Seward, Neb.


Saturday, May 10

7:30 p.m. concert

Redeemer Lutheran Church

3204 S. Lakeport

Sioux City, Iowa


Sunday, May 11

7:45, 9:15 & 10:45 a.m. worship

Redeemer Lutheran Church

3204 S. Lakeport

Sioux City, Iowa


7 p.m. concert

Mission Central

40718 Hwy. E 16

Mapleton, Iowa


Monday, May 12

7 p.m. concert

Zion Lutheran Church

1400 S. Duluth Ave.

Sioux Falls, S.D.


Tuesday, May 13

7 p.m. concert

Faith Lutheran Church

714 N. Grand Ave.

Pierre, S.D.


Wednesday, May 14

7 p.m. concert

Black Hills Lutheran Schools

910 Wood Ave.

Rapid City, S.D.


Saturday, May 17

7 p.m. concert

First Lutheran Church

2231 E. Broadway

Helena, Mont.


Sunday, May 18

8:15 & 11 a.m. worship          

First Lutheran Church

2231 E. Broadway

Helena, Mont.


6:30 p.m. concert       

Trinity Lutheran Church

537 Grand Ave.

Billings, Mont.


Monday, May 19

7 p.m. concert

Our Savior Lutheran Church

5101 Dell Range Blvd.

Cheyenne, Wyo.


Chamber Choir members include:


Karen Burgess, sophomore, Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Arianne Greco, junior, Papillion, Neb.

Brianna Rerucha, junior, Columbus, Neb.

Andrea von Kampen, sophomore, Seward, Neb.


Adrienne Langewisch, junior, Seward, Neb.

Sarah Lohmeyer, senior, Lincoln, Neb.

Julie Marquardt, senior, Janesville, Minn.

Clara Rich, freshman, Lincoln, Neb.

Megan Sparling, sophomore, Columbus, Neb.


Jonathan Jahnke, sophomore, West Fargo, N.D.

Zachary Klatt, junior, Overland Park, Kan.

Jordan Miller, junior, Tomball, Texas

Evan Root, junior, Naples, Fla.


Michael Scheer, senior, Lincoln, Neb.

Joshua Weishaar, junior, Salinas, Calif.

Luke Wohlgemuth, junior, Alton, Iowa