Top musicians perform in honor recital
Eleven of Concordia’s premier musicians performed in the spring honor recital April 19.
Students were selected to perform based on auditions judged by a panel of Concordia’s full-time music faculty. The recital served as an opportunity for these musicians to showcase a bit of their talent.
“I felt very honored to be selected for the second semester in a row,” said freshman Jordan Miller. “It is an honor I do not take lightly, and I give all the glory to God for the great gift He has given me.”
Musicians mastered their performance repertoire through private voice lessons and hours of rehearsal each week. “I had to learn the piece at a much faster pace than I normally would have, which can be difficult,” said freshman Brianna Ritter. “I felt very blessed and grateful, especially as a freshman, to be able to participate.”
Robert Cody, Junior, Alamosa, Colo., trumpet, “Sonata for Trumpet and Piano” by Eric Ewazen
Kelly Jacob, Sophomore, Winnebago, Neb., bassoon, “Concerto in F Major” by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
James Jensen, Senior, Denver, Colo., tenor, “La donna è mobile [from Rigoletto]” by Giuseppe Verdi
Connie Kettner, Senior, Jacob, Ill., organ, “Tu Es Petra (Thou Art the Rock)” by Henri Mulet
Peter Klinge, Freshman, State Center, Iowa, organ, “Toccata [from Suite Gothique] by Leon Boellmann
Sarah Langness, Sophomore, Larned, Kan., alto saxophone, “Light of Sothis” by Amy Quate
Jordan Miller, Freshman, Pinehurst, Texas, tenor, “Non posso disperar” by S. DeLuca
Jonathan Poarch, Freshman, Bellevue, Neb., tenor, “Dein Angesicht” by Robert Schumann
Brianna Ritter, Freshman, Columbus, Neb., soprano, “Gretchen am Spinnrade” by Franz Schubert
Ben Sievert, Freshman, Frankenmuth, Mich., trumpet, “Andante et Allegro” by J. Guy Ropartz
Luke Wohlgemuth, Freshman, Orange City, Iowa, baritone, “Warm as the autumn light [from The Ballad of Baby Doe]” by Douglas Moore