Music ensembles perform end-of-year concerts

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Music filled the air this spring as four ensembles from Concordia performed end-of-the-semester concerts. On Sunday, April 27, the Male Chorus and Women's Chorale performed at St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward. On Monday, April 28, the University Concert Band and Brass Ensemble performed at St. John Lutheran Church, also in Seward.

The Male Chorus and Women’s Chorale sang a variety of individual pieces as well as a few combined vocal selections. Among these were a composition by Concordia senior Paul Gaschler. The song is based on the hymn text, “Jesus, Lead Thou On.”

“It is a beautiful congregational song based on a chant melody, which Paul composed. This was the premier of this new piece,” Director of the Male Chorus Dr. Kurt von Kampen said.

The University Concert Band and Brass Ensemble each performed April 28. The Concert Band includes Concordia students and faculty, as well as residents from Seward and surrounding areas. The band performs both sacred and traditional band repertoire and is conducted by Professor of Music Andrew Schultz. The Brass Ensemble performs at chapel, festival services and local churches. Conducted by Adjunct Music Instructor Dr. Wendy Schultz, the ensemble plays a broad range of styles and music suitable for worship services.

Performers included:

Male Chorus:

Andrew Van Velson, senior, North Platte, Neb., bass I

Arrin Rathke, freshman, Norfolk, Neb., bass I

Benjamin Hayter, freshman, Concordia, Mo., tenor II

Cameron Christiansen, freshman, Palmer, Ark., bass II

Chad Berg, freshman, West Fargo, N.D., bass I

Christian Schultz, junior, Wamego, Kan., bass I

Eric Souer, freshman, Venetia, Pa., tenor I

Erik Geilenkirchen, sophomore, North Platte, Neb., tenor I

Ethan Mirly, freshman, Jackson, Mo., bass II

Jonathan Kettler, junior, Madison, Miss., bass II

Kendall Schick, sophomore, Meadow Grove, Neb., tenor II

Lane Johnson, freshman, Stilwell, Okla., tenor II

Matthew Krater, freshman, Farmington, N.M., bass II

Paul Nelson, freshman, Norfolk, Neb., bass I

Sean Carpenter, junior, Hollis, N.H., bass I

Theodore Mehl, sophomore, Concordia, Mo., tenor II

Thomas Wyatt, junior, Bethel Minn., bass I

Titus Kromminga, freshman, Seward, Neb., tenor I

Todd Brueckner, sophomore, Perryville, Mo., tenor II

Zach Hagenson, senior, Bellevue, Neb., tenor II

Zachary Kollbaum, junior, Concordia. Mo., tenor I

Women’s Chorale:

Allison Caudle, freshman, Greeley, Colo., alto II

Allison Luscombe, senior, West des Moines, Iowa, soprano I

Alyssa Lehenbauer, junior, Lake Ozark, Mo., soprano I

Alyssa Newton, senior, Rockford, Ill., alto II

Angelica Blomenberg, freshman, Norfolk, Neb., soprano I

Angie Steinbacher, sophomore, Saint Charles, Mo., alto II

Ann Schmidt, senior, Giddings, Texas, alto I

Beth Frerking, freshman, Tomball, Texas, soprano II

Bethany Hargreaves, senior, Lincoln, Neb., alto II

Bethany Pauley, freshman, Holcomb, Kan., alto I

Brindie Howerton, junior, Kaneohe, Hawaii, soprano II

Candace Norman-Kolling, sophomore, Crawford, Neb., soprano II

Chelsea Sherman, sophomore, Omaha, Neb., alto II

Christine Beune, sophomore, Dodge, Neb., alto I

Courtney Hiegel, freshman, Grand Island, Neb., alto I

Danielle Harstad, sophomore, Lewiston, Minn., alto I

Elyssia Finch, sophomore, Omaha, Neb., soprano I

Emily Jensen, sophomore, Sioux City, Iowa, soprano I

Emily Kollbaum, freshman, Concordia, Mo., soprano II

Emily Muench, junior, Chapman, Neb., soprano II

Emily Theiss, sophomore, Raleigh, N.C., alto I

Fallon Kostbahn, junior, Grand Island, Neb., alto I

Hannah Keuning, senior, Dexter, Iowa, soprano II

Hannah Weber, junior, Manchester, Iowa, alto I

Hayley Buchholz, senior, McCook, Neb., alto I

Heather Rasch, freshman, Denton, Texas, soprano I

Helen Arndt, sophomore, Dannebrog, Neb., alto I

Jaimie Ramsey, senior, Seward, Neb., soprano II,

Jillian Janousek, senior, Clarkson, Neb., soprano II

Joelle Meyer, junior, Davenport Iowa, soprano II

Jordyn Knight, freshman, Ord, Neb., alto II

Karina Keating, freshman, Woodstock, Ill., soprano I

Katricia Svoboda, freshman, Forfolk, Neb., alto I

Kirsten Awe, senior, Tilden, Neb., alto II

Lara Bergdolt, senior, Grand Island, Neb., alto I

Lauren Pankow, junior, Milwaukee, Wis., alto I

Leah Maag, junior, Waterloo, Ill., soprano II

Lydia Pomerenke, senior, Seward, Neb., alto I

Madeline Osborne, freshman, Overland Park, Kan., alto I

Malinda Standerfer, sophomore, Noblesville, Ind., alto I

Marol Feickert, freshman, Lawrenceville, N.J., soprano I

Moriah Bess, senior, Rialto, Calif., alto I

Naomi Greder, sophomore, Sloan, Iowa, alto II

Naomi Ristvedt, junior, Crete, Neb., soprano II

Noel Vickery, junior, Ocheyedan, Iowa, soprano II

Olivia Pace, senior, Seward, Neb., alto II

Quincy Rensner, freshman, Effingham, Ill., alto I

Rachel Krause, junior, Rockford, Ill., soprano I

Rebecca Odom, junior, Lincoln, Neb., alto I

Sarah Lohmeyer, senior, Lincoln, Neb., soprano II

Sarah Smith, senior, Unadilla, Neb., soprano II

Sloane Crawshaw, freshman, Wichita, Kan., alto I

Stephanie Coley, sophomore, Mitchell, Neb., alto I

Stephanie Schroeder, senior, Deshler, Neb., soprano II

Sydney Meyer, freshman, Campbell, Neb., soprano II

Tallie Elbert, junior, Albuquerque, N.M., alto I

Concert Band (students and community members):

Alyssa Miller, freshman, Sioux City, Iowa, horn

Ashley Hecht, Crete, Neb., trumpet

Beth Holle, freshman, Stewartstown, Pa., percussion

Brianna Rerucha, junior, Columbus, Neb., percussion

Bruce Dickinson, Seward, Neb., horn

Bryson Pond, senior, Arkansas City, Kan., percussion

Caroline Jeppesen, Pleasant Dale, Neb., horn

Carrie Jo Hartman, junior, Onawa, Iowa, bass clarinet

Carter Morris, freshman, Columbus, Neb., clarinet

Cassie Boeka, freshman, North Platte, Neb., trumpet

Dan Hicks, Lincoln, Neb., euphonium

David Wesely, Garland, Neb., horn

Derek Theiss, sophomore, Farrar, Mo., tenor saxophone

Erik Geilenkirchen, sophomore, North Platte, Neb., trumpet

Gary Schweitzer, Seward, Neb., tuba

Hannah Rose, freshman, Louisville, Neb., clarinet

Heather Rasch, freshman, Jos, Nigeria, flute

Heidi Brownson, Malcolm, Neb., trumpet

Joanie Brecka, David City, Neb., trumpet

Johanna Meyer, freshman, Shelton, Neb., flute

Jordan Schut, freshman, Scribner, Neb., alto saxophone

Josh Wudtke, freshman, Collinsville, Ill., percussion

Joshua Weishaar, junior, Salinas, Calif., trumpet

Julie Banning, Lincoln, Neb., clarinet

Kara Blase, freshman, Hordville, Neb., flute

Karina Keating, freshman, Woodstock, Ill., flute

Kyle Hinkel, Utica, Neb., euphonium

Libby Klein, freshman, Northfield, Minn., trombone

Megan Seim, freshman, Chapman, Neb., clarinet

Micah Thiessen, junior, Lincoln, Neb., trumpet

Paul Nelson, freshman, Norfolk, Neb., tenor saxophone

Rebecca Trautman, junior, Moorhead, Minn., clarinet

Robin Schoettlin, Lincoln, Neb., alto saxophone

Ryan Carsten, sophomore, Milford, Neb., tuba

Sam Boardman, freshman, Henderson, Neb., trumpet

Sarah Smith, junior, Unadilla, Neb., flute

Shannon Ward, Crete, Neb., clarinet

Sydney Heimann, freshman, Galesburg, Ill., trombone

Van Vahle, Seward, Neb., baritone, saxophone

Brass Ensemble:

Ryan Gross, freshman, Riverside, Calif., trumpet

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

Benjamin Sievert, junior, Frankenmuth, Mich., trumpet

Jessica Krome, senior, Fairmont, Minn., horn

Hannah Weber, junior, Manchester, Iowa, trombone

Nick Harding, junior, Yerington, Nev., euphonium

Zach Hagenson, senior, Bellevue, Neb., tuba