Concordia's Music Department hosts 2023 Spring Honor Recital

Published by Brooke Lange 10 months ago on Tue, Apr 11, 2023 4:44 PM

On April 4th, Concordia University, Nebraska's music department hosted its Spring 2023 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.” 

Students selected for the recital included (in order of performance) 

Andrew Schroeder, junior, Kendallville, Ind., playing “Fantasy,” by Sigismond Stojowski on trombone, accompanied by Elizabeth Grimpo 

Ashley Craig, senior, Saint Charles, Mo., singing soprano on "Saper vorreste," from Un Ballo in Maschera by Giuseppe Verdi, accompanied by Elizabeth Grimpo 

Renata Peperkorn, senior, Fort Wayne, Ind, playing "Fugue in E Minor, BWV 548" by Johann Sebastian Bach on organ  

Hannah Cmeyla, senior, Bay City, Mich, and Olivia Leising, senior, Arapahoe, Neb., singing soprano on "Prenero qual brunettino" from Cosi Fan Tutte, accompanied by Elizabeth Grimpo 

Nathaniel Mars, senior, Seward, Neb., playing “My soul hath a desire and longing to enter the courts of the Lord” by George Oldroyd on organ  

Olivia Leising singing soprano on “Ain't it a Pretty Night,” from Susannah by Carlisle Floyd, accompanied by Elizabeth Grimpo 

Calvin Rohde, junior, Reed City, Mich, playing piano “Prelude” from “Pour le piano” by Claude Debussy 

Kirsten Horne, sophomore, Seward, Neb., singing “Oh! Quand je dors” by Franz Liszt, accompanied by Elizabeth Grimpo 

Thomas Schulteis, junior, Parker, Colo., playing “Finale” from “Organ Sonata No. 1, Op. 42” by Alexandre Guilmant 

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