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Music department presents works of Handel in composer’s recital at Concordia

Music students at Concordia collaborated for a recital inspired by George Frideric Handel on Sunday, Feb. 23, in the Music Center Recital Hall. 

The music department prepares a recital each spring featuring the music of a particular composer. Students offer vocal and instrumental renditions of works by the chosen artist.

“We chose Handel this year because he wrote many pieces for a variety of different instruments and voices,” Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Elizabeth Grimpo said. “This allows many of our music students to participate if they desire. Additionally, Handel’s music is well-known and well-loved by the public.”

Performers include:

Elyssia Finch, sophomore, Omaha, Neb., soprano; and Lauren Staehr, junior, Grand Island, Neb., alto

Ellie Franzmeier, senior, Storm Lake, Iowa, piano; and Hannah Weber, senior, Manchester, Iowa, trombone

Peter Klinge, junior, State Center, Iowa, organ

Kaellyn Marrs, senior, St. Louis, Mo., soprano

Luke Wohlgemuth, senior, Alton, Iowa, baritone

Saxophone quartet:

Sarah Langness, senior, Larned, Kan.

Clara Rich, freshman, Lincoln, Neb.

Carlie Mueller, freshman, Frankenmuth, Mich.

Paul Gaschler, senior, Imperial, Neb.

Brass Ensemble:

Ryan Gross, sophomore, Riverside, Calif., trumpet

Zach Hagenson, senior, Bellevue, Neb., tuba

Nick Harding, junior, Yerington, Nev., euphonium

Jessica Krome, senior, Fairmont, Minn., horn

Jennifer Reynolds, sophomore, Fort Wayne, Ind., trumpet

Ben Sievert, senior, Frankenmuth, Mich., trumpet

Hannah Weber, senior, Manchester, Iowa, trombone