Concordia University, Nebraska Hosts Fall 2023 Honor Recital

Published by Brooke Lange 3 months ago on Fri, Nov 24, 2023 12:05 PM

On November 12, 2023, Concordia’s music department hosted its fall honor recital.  

The semiannual honor recital at Concordia showcases the vocal and instrumental talents of student musicians. Musicians are chosen to perform based on auditions judged by music department faculty members. The recital is held twice a year, once each semester. 

“It’s always a great experience for our students to showcase their talents and all of the hard work they have put into their craft,” said Dr. Kurt E. von Kampen, music department chair. “It takes a high level of dedication on the part of the students to rise to the level we see in the honor recital. The students who performed in this recital also represent many more students who are doing wonderful work throughout the semester.” 

Performers are listed in program order:

Dylan Parker, sophomore, Wildwood, Fla., singing baritone on “Die Mainacht Op. 43, No. 2,” by Johannes Brahms accompanied by Elizabeth Grimpo 

Joshua Jurchen, sophomore, Seward, Neb., playing “Etude in C-Sharp Minor Op. 10, No. 4” by Frederic Chopin on organ 

Lydia Armbrecht, sophomore, Williamsburg, Iowa, singing mezzo soprano on “Nocturne” by Samuel Barber. Accompanied by Elizabeth Grimpo 

Isaac Weander, senior, Norfolk, Neb., singing tenor on “Soupir” by Henri Duparc 

Ethan Gillespie, junior, Random Lake, Wis, playing “Sonata I, I. Allegro moderato e seriouso” on organ  

Jessica Landrey, senior, Seward, Neb., singing soprano on “A Cloris” by Reynaldod Hahn, accompanied by Elizabeth Grimpo 

Jackson Munter, junior, Ithaca, Neb., playing “Piece in E-flat Major” by J Suy Ropartz on trombone, accompanied by Elizabeth Grimpo 

Kirsten Horne, junior, Seward, Neb., singing soprano on "Je dis que rien ne m’epouvante" by Georges Bizet, accompanied by Elizabeth Grimpo

Caleb Zeckzer, senior, Grand Haven, Ind., singing tenor on “Der Gaertner” by Hugo Wolf, accompanied by Elizabeth Grimpo 

Thomas Schulteis, senior, Parker, Colo., playing “Fugue in E-flat Major, BWV 552” by Johann Sebastian Bach on organ  

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