Concordia presents 2018 spring Jazzfest and handbell concerts

Published by Concordia University, Nebraska 5 years ago on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 11:35 AM
Concordia’s Handbell Choir will perform in a concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 29 in the Music Center’s Recital Hall on campus.

Concordia’s Spring Jazzfest will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 27 in the Weller chapel auditorium.

The jazz band will perform the up-tempo and twisted shuffle “Count Bubba’s Revenge” by Gordon Goodwin and swing tunes such as “Symphony in Riffs” by Benny Carter, and “Big John’s Special” by Horace Henderson, to name a few. The Vocal Jazz Choir will also be performing a few pieces, including Anders Edenroth’s brand new chart, “Since You’ve Been Gone” and a new vocal jazz setting of “Singin’ in the Rain.”

Additionally, the Concordia Handbell Choir and Handbell Choir II will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 29 in the Music Center’s Recital Hall on Concordia’s campus.

Audience members are encouraged to stay after the concert to try ringing handbells. Concordia Handbell Choir’s CD, “Faithful,” will also be available for purchase at the concert.

"Both choirs will perform a selection of sacred and secular music,” said Jessica Kite, director of the handbell choirs. “Handbell Choir II will perform a bell processional to begin the concert as well as music by Behnke, Dobrinski, Holst and Wissinger. Concordia Handbell Choir will keep audience members engaged with their percussive African piece, “Sherekea Usafari,” and “Rhythmic Rip!” The entertaining piece, “Pick a Winner,” will also feature some humorous dueling percussionists!”

Members of the Vocal Jazz Choir include (in alphabetical order by state, city, last name):

Jacob Roggow, junior, Cottage Hills, Ill., bass

Jacob Henson, senior, Herrin, Ill., tenor

Matthew Kortze, senior, Rockford, Ill., bass

Alex Kaldahl, sophomore, Spencer, Iowa, bass

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

Sarah Mueller, junior, Hemlock, Mich., alto

Vanessa Marsh, junior, Concordia, Mo., soprano

Paige Stadler, junior, Columbus, Neb., alto

Megan Kroeker, freshman, Henderson, Neb., soprano

Clara Rich, senior, Lincoln, Neb., alto

Shanda Fujan, freshman, Oakland, Neb., soprano

Christian Watters, freshman, Panama, Neb., tenor

Noah Freeman, freshman, Bend, Ore., tenor


Members of the Jazz Ensemble include:

David Krueger, junior, Aurora, Colo., tenor saxophone

Daniel Hakes, junior, Erie, Colo., trombone

Kaleb Weinkauf, junior, Basehor, Kan., baritone saxophone

Matthew Goltl, sophomore, Wichita, Kan., percussion

Jonathan Grant, junior, Waterloo, Ill., trumpet

Cole Wohlgemuth, junior, Alton, Iowa, trombone

Joshua Smith, sophomore, Earlham, Iowa, piano and bass

Jacob Mikkelson, sophomore, Bellevue, Neb., piano and bass

Aaron Ferguson, sophomore, Hyannis, Neb., tenor saxophone

Trenten Dorton, freshman, Lincoln, Neb., alto saxophone

Lukas Sollberger, freshman, Louisville, Neb., trumpet

Lydia Jeppesen, junior, Pleasant Dale, Neb., trumpet

Micah Jeppesen, senior, Pleasant Dale, Neb., trombone

Dalton Berry, freshman, Seward, Neb., trumpet

Kelly Langer, senior, Spalding, Neb., alto saxophone

Shiloh Richters, freshman, Utica, Neb., trumpet

Mikayla Eifert, senior, Houston, Tex., trombone

Sarah Benz, freshman, Campbellsport, Wis., alto saxophone


Members of the Concordia Handbell Choir and Handbell Choir II include:

Sophie Thorsen, junior, Huntsville, Ala., Handbell Choir II

Breann Huber, sophomore, Arvada, Colo., Handbell Choir

Erin Johnson, freshman, Brighton, Colo., Handbell Choir II

Jacob Roggow, junior, Cottage Hills, Ill., Handbell Choir

Whitney Pottschmidt, sophomore, Seymour, Ind., Handbell Choir & Handbell Choir II

Elizabeth Frakes, junior, Ellinwood, Kan., Handbell Choir

Hannah Davis, junior, Coon Rapids, Minn., Handbell Choir

Emma Gottschamer, senior, Lees Summit, Mo., Handbell Choir

Linnea Buchholz, freshman, St. Charles, Mo., Handbell Choir II

Elizabeth Bergdolt, freshman, St. Joseph, Mo., Handbell Choir

Emily Thies, freshman, St. Louis, Mo., Handbell Choir II

Allison Mackie, senior, Columbus, Neb., Handbell Choir

Nathan Klaumann, junior, Fairbury, Neb., Handbell Choir

Caleb Staehr, junior, Grand Island, Neb., Handbell Choir

Zachary Staehr, freshman, Grand Island, Neb., Handbell Choir II

Jonathan Rippe, junior, Gretna, Neb., Handbell Choir

Aaron Ferguson, sophomore, Hyannis, Neb., Handbell Choir II

Stephanie Barry, sophomore, Omaha, Neb., Handbell Choir

Eric James, junior, Omaha, Neb., Handbell Choir II

Kristi Einspahr, junior, Seward, Neb., Handbell Choir II

Emily Meisinger, senior, York, Neb., Handbell Choir

Timothy Rasch, junior, Denton, Texas, Handbell Choir II

Rachel Dorn, junior, Houston, Texas, Handbell Choir

Aaron Jackson, freshman, Palestine, Texas, Handbell Choir II

Victoria Cameron, sophomore, Kent, Wash., Handbell Choir II

Corrianne Cain, sophomore, Cedarburg, Wis., Handbell Choir II

Kaitlyn Christensen, sophomore, Kenosha, Wis., Handbell Choir II