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University Chamber Choir tours Southwest and Nebraska

Friday, Apr. 8, 2016
 The Concordia University Chamber Choir will be performing in parts of Nebraska and the Pacific Southwest during its spring concert series May 7-15, 2016.
The Concordia University Chamber Choir will be performing in parts of Nebraska and the Pacific Southwest during its spring concert series May 7-15, 2016.

The Concordia University, Nebraska Chamber Choir will be performing assemblies and concerts in Fremont and Omaha, Nebraska, and Irvine, La Mesa, Lake Forest, Bakersfield and Long Beach, California, on its annual tour during the week of May 7-15. 2016.

“The University Chamber Choir exists to perform the finest sacred and secular chamber choral works spanning many centuries at a very high level of expertise, but our mission is not limited to the performance,” said the choir’s conductor Dr. Kurt E. von Kampen. “Beyond the desire to make beautiful music, we strive to proclaim the message of salvation through Jesus Christ in song and honor Him using the talents He has given us.”

The 13-member University Chamber Choir is Concordia’s most select choir. The singers are chosen from the 72-voice, critically acclaimed University A Cappella Choir.

The University Chamber Choir was formed in the fall of 1998 and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, with concert tours to Arizona, California, Colorado and throughout the Midwest.

Von Kampen earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Concordia University, Nebraska, a master’s degree in choral conducting from Oakland University and a doctorate in choral music education from the University of Nebraska.

Spring Tour 2016 Schedule

Saturday, May 7

6 p.m. worship/concert

Trinity Lutheran Church

1546 N. Luther Road

Fremont, NE 68025

Sunday, May 8

8 a.m. morning worship

Trinity Lutheran Church

1546 N. Luther Road

Fremont, NE 68025

Sunday, May 8

10:30 a.m. morning worship

Pacific Hills Lutheran Church

1110 S. 90th St.

Omaha, NE 68124

Sunday, May 8

5:30 p.m. concert

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

1821 N. 90th St.

Omaha, NE  68114

Monday, May 9

8:45 a.m. morning assembly

Concordia Lutheran Jr./Sr. High School

15656 Fort St.

Omaha, NE  68116

Tuesday, May 10

10:55 a.m. morning assembly

Crean Lutheran High School

12500 Sand Canyon Avenue

Irvine, CA 92618

Tuesday, May 10

7 p.m. concert

Abiding Savior Lutheran Church

23262 El Toro Road

Lake Forest, CA 92630

Wednesday, May 11

7 p.m. concert

Christ Lutheran Church Ministries

7929 La Mesa Blvd.

La Mesa, CA 91942-5029

Saturday, May 14

1 p.m. concert

St. John’s Lutheran Church

4500 Buena Vista Rd.

Bakersfield, CA 93311

Saturday, May 14

7 p.m. concert

Bethany Lutheran Church

4644 Clark Ave.

Long Beach, CA 90808

Sunday, May 15

8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10:55 a.m. morning worship

Bethany Lutheran Church

4644 Clark Ave.

Long Beach, CA 90808

Students in the Chamber Choir include (alphabetical by state, city, last name):

Jacob Fink, sophomore, Long Beach, Calif., bass

Meredith Locke, sophomore, Winter Haven, Fla., soprano

Jacob Henson, sophomore, Herrin, Ill., tenor

Matthew Kortze, sophomore, Rockford, Ill., bass

Jennifer Reynolds, senior, Ft. Wayne, Ind., alto

Austin Theriot, sophomore, Lake Charles, La., bass

Emily Sievert, sophomore, Frankenmuth, Mich., soprano

Vanessa Marsh, freshman, Concordia, Mo., soprano

Benjamin Hayter, junior, Union, Mo., tenor

Megan Sparling, senior, Columbus, Neb., alto

Micah Most, freshman, Ogallala, Neb., tenor

Clara Rich, junior, Lincoln, Neb., alto

Talitha Elbert, senior, Albuquerque, N.M., alto