Concordia's Jazz Choir performs spring concert

Published by Concordia University, Nebraska 3 years ago on Thu, Mar 29, 2018 10:19 AM
Concordia’s Vocal Jazz Choir will perform their annual spring concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 8 at Neutral Grounds located on Seward’s Town Square.

Concordia’s Vocal Jazz Choir is set to perform their annual spring concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 8 at Neutral Grounds located on Seward’s Town Square.

“We’re excited to bring our jazz and pop-influenced vocal arrangements to the town square,” said Kurt von Kampen, director of the group. This marks the first time the choir has performed a full concert in downtown Seward and we’re hopeful that the community will come out and support the choir in the relaxed atmosphere of Neutral Grounds Coffee.”

The program includes pieces such as, settings of Frank Sinatra’s hits, “Fly Me To the Moon” and “A Day in the Life Of a Fool,” the Ella Fitzgerald classics, “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered” and “Dream a Little Dream Of Me,” several Broadway musical numbers including “Try to Remember” from the Fantastiks and “Singin’ in the Rain” from the musical of the same name, and other well-known hits spanning nearly eight decades.  Rounding out this year’s repertoire are two popular contemporary a capella arrangements by The Real Group’s, Anders Edenroth “I Sing You Sing” and “Since You’ve Been Gone.”  

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

Nebraska

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

Illinois

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

Jacob Henson, senior, Herrin, Ill., tenor

Matthew Kortze, senior, Rockford, Ill., bass

Iowa

Alex Kaldahl, sophomore, Spencer, Iowa, bass

Louisiana

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

Michigan

Sarah Mueller, junior, Hemlock, Mich., alto

Missouri

Vanessa Marsh, junior, Concordia, Mo., soprano

Oregon

Noah Freeman, freshman, Bend, Ore., tenor