Concordia's Cantamus Women's Choir and Male Chorus present spring concert

Published by Concordia University, Nebraska 1 year ago on Fri, Apr 5, 2019 11:17 AM
Concordia University, Nebraska’s Cantamus Women’s Choir and Male Chorus will hold a joint concert Sunday, April 14, at St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward.


Concordia University, Nebraska’s Cantamus Women’s Choir and Male Chorus will perform a joint spring concert 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward.

The program includes a variety of music from spirituals to congregational singing and, of course, choral music. A few of the pieces to be performed are “Adoramus te, Christe” by Palestrina, “Sing Unto God” from George Frederick Handel’s Judas Maccabeus, “You Are Mine” by David Haas as well as several pieces arranged and composed by Concordia professor Dr. Jeffrey Blersch, including the premier of “Herald of Good News.” 

“It’s always very exciting to be able to premier a new work,” said Blersch, who directs the Cantamus Choir. “This latest piece was commissioned by Concordia Publishing House in honor of their 150thanniversary this year and is based on Isaiah 40:9-11.”

The auditioned ensembles consist of 45 women and 21 men representing a wide range of academic disciplines. The Cantamus Choir is directed by Blersch and the Male Chorus is conducted by Paul Soulek. 

Members of the University Cantamus Women’s Choir (listed alphabetically by state, city and then last name) include:

Dorothy Cook, freshman, Eagle River, Alaska, alto I

Sarah Huhn, senior, Valley Center, Calif., soprano II

Jasmine Cody, freshman, Alamosa, Colo., alto I

Erin Johnson, sophomore, Brighton, Colo., soprano II

Joanna Sherrill, freshman, Lakewood, Colo., alto I

Alia Brand, freshman, Longmont, Colo., soprano II

Janis Wagner, freshman, Avon, Ind., alto II

Morgan Consier, senior, Holstein, Iowa, soprano I

Elizabeth Ericksen, senior, Le Mars, Iowa, soprano I

Emma Armbrecht, freshman, Williamsburg, Iowa, alto I

Mikayla Lowe, freshman, Atchison, Kan., alto I

Jenna Fredrickson, sophomore, Concordia, Kan., alto II

Olivia Johnson, junior, Kansas City, Kan., alto I

Rachel Krome, junior, Fairmont, Minn., soprano I

Whitney Borchardt, senior, Henning, Minn., alto I

Hope Katherine Clark, freshman, Montrose, Minn., soprano II

Rachel Eaton, sophomore, Carl Junction, Mo., soprano II

Amanda McDowell, junior, Columbia, Mo., soprano I

Britney Lewis, freshman, Lee’s Summit, Mo., soprano II

Grace O’Neal, freshman, Spirit Lake, Iowa, soprano II

Alison Coomer, junior, Wentzville, Mo., soprano I

Danae Welling, junior, Ashland, Neb., soprano I

Rebekah Henschen, freshman, Bancroft, Neb., soprano II

Allison Story, freshman, Clay Center, Neb., alto II

Autumn Johnson, freshman, Fremont, Neb., alto II

Marlaena Sucha, freshman, Kearney, Neb., soprano I

Allana Blakeman, junior, Lincoln, Neb., soprano II

Christina Merril, sophomore, Lincoln, Neb., alto II

Chelsea Irwin, senior, Lincoln, Neb., alto I

Anna Ramsdell, freshman, Milford, Neb., alto I

Arianna Rathke, senior, Norfolk, Neb., alto I

Stephanie Barry, junior, Omaha, Neb., alto II

Shelby Betterton, freshman, Omaha, Neb., alto II

Morgan Brumm, sophomore, Seward, Neb., alto II

Malia Rolf, freshman, Seward, Neb., soprano II

Shelby Todd, sophomore, Staplehurst, Neb., alto II

Rebecca Hoffschneider, junior, Utica, Neb., alto I

April Bayer, senior, West Point, Neb., alto I

Kacy Meyer, junior, Jenks, Okla., soprano I

Allison Taylor, junior, Oklahoma City, Okla., alto I

Katherine (Faith) Trempala, Carrollton, Texas, soprano II

Katerina Fuller, junior, Dallas, Texas, alto I

Cristina Sanchez, sophomore, La Grange, Texas, alto II

Victoria Cameron, junior, Kent, Wash., soprano II

Grace Huesmann, freshman, Jackson, Wis., soprano I


Members of the Male Chorus include:

Matthew Murphy, junior, Colorado Springs, Colo., bass II

Garion Consier, senior, Churdan, Iowa, tenor II

Isaac Golke, senior, Okoboji, Iowa, tenor II

John Palmer, sophomore, Offerle, Kan., bass I

Broderick Schofield, freshman, Sylvan Grove, Kan., bass I

Brett Mueller, freshman, Concordia, Mo., tenor II

Joshua Marlatt, freshman, Minnetrista, Minn., tenor II

Ethan Symmank, senior, Woodbury, Minn., tenor I

Dane Wolfgram, sophomore, Bismarck, N.D., bass II

Dane Pedersen, senior, Columbus, Neb., bass II

Zachary Staehr, sophomore, Grand Island, Neb., tenor I

Christopher Warneke, junior, Hastings, Neb., bass I

Aaron Ferguson, junior, Hyannis, Neb., bass I

Daniel Duffy, freshman, Kenesaw, Neb., tenor I

Stephen Duffy, freshman, Kenesaw, Neb., bass I

Jacob Schielke, sophomore, Austin, Texas, tenor I

Aaron Jackson, sophomore, Palestine, Texas, bass I

Lewis Kasparek, junior, The Woodlands, Texas, bass II

Brennan DeForest, senior, West Jordan, Utah, tenor II

John Kastner, senior, Henrico, Va., bass I

Zebadiah Uden, sophomore, Cedarburg, Wis., bass II

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