Four Concordia ensembles to perform concerts

Published by Concordia University, Nebraska 6 years ago on Fri, Apr 10, 2015 9:57 AM
Emmiline Moll (left) and Anna Schleusener rehearse for the April 23 Chamber Choir and Chamber Orchestra concert on campus at Concordia University, Nebraska.

Four musical ensembles from Concordia University, Nebraska will perform two combined concerts in April. The Chamber Choir and Chamber Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, in the Recital Hall of Concordia’s Music Center. The Male Chorus and Women’s Chorale will perform at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, at St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward, Nebraska.

“Each semester the ensembles rehearse to prepare for concerts that are as close to the end of the semester as possible,” said Dr. Kurt von Kampen, conductor of Chamber Choir and Male Chorus. “Not only does the music need to be learned but also internalized so the performances can be done with confidence and meaning.”

The Chamber Choir and Chamber Orchestra will each perform a variety of musical pieces. They will also come together to perform two pieces written by the orchestra director, David von Kampen. The first is his latest composition, “Go To Dark Gethsemane,” published by Concordia Publishing House, and the second is the final movement from his Lutheran Divine Service setting “Benediction.”

The Male Chorus and Women’s Chorale concert is titled “Lessons and Anthems” and will include a variety of sacred music sung by each choir. The men and women also will combine to sing “Lamb of God” by Women’s Chorale conductor Jeffrey Blersch and “Festival Sanctus” by John Leavitt.

Concordia alumnus Paul Soulek of Seward, Nebraska, contributes to the concerts on piano and organ.

Students performing in the Chamber Choir include (alphabetical order by state, city, last name):

  • Jacob Fink, sophomore, Long Beach, Calif., bass
  • Joshua Weishaar, senior, Salinas, Calif., bass
  • Evan Root, senior, Naples, Fla., tenor
  • Meredith Locke, freshman, Winter Haven, Fla., soprano
  • Matthew Kortze, freshman, Rockford, Ill., bass
  • Jennifer Reynolds, senior, Fort Wayne, Ind., alto
  • Luke Wohlgemuth, senior, Alton, Iowa, bass
  • Zachary Klatt, senior, Shawnee Mission, Kan., tenor
  • Emily Sievert, sophomore, Frankenmuth, Mich., soprano
  • Benjamin Hayter, sophomore, Concordia, Mo., tenor
  • Karen Burgess, junior, Lee’s Summit, Mo., soprano
  • Tapainga Kahle, freshman, Imperial, Neb., soprano
  • Clara Rich, junior, Lincoln, Neb., alto
  • Shelby Stolze, senior, Norfolk, Neb., alto
  • Adrienne Langewisch, senior, Seward, Neb., alto
  • Jordan Miller, senior, Tomball, Texas, tenor

Students performing in the Chamber Orchestra include:

  • Meredith Locke, freshman, Winter Haven, Fla., violin
  • Sarah Krause, sophomore, Rockford, Ill., viola
  • Mary Carnoali, junior, Hampton, Neb., violin
  • Clara Rich, junior, Lincoln, Neb., piano
  • Don Dynneson, community member, Seward, Neb., cello
  • Emmiline Moll, sophomore, Seward, Neb., violin
  • Anna Schleusener, junior, Utica, Neb., violin
  • Grace Woelmer, sophomore, Allen, Texas, cello
  • Krista Schmidt, sophomore, Giddings, Texas, violin

Students performing in the Male Chorus include:

  • Cameron Christiansen, sophomore, Palmer, Alaska, Bass II
  • Benjamin Leeper, junior, Falcon, Colo., Bass I
  • Jacob Henson, junior, Herrin, Ill., Bass I
  • Andrew Franke, junior, Hoopeston, Ill., Bass II
  • Joel Prince, freshman, Mascoutah, Ill., Tenor I
  • Christian Schultz, senior, Wamego, Kan., Bass II
  • Tyler Hoyt, freshman, Tyngsboro, Mass., Tenor I
  • Thomas Wyatt, senior, Bethel, Minn., Bass I
  • Mark Esser, freshman, Mayer, Minn., Tenor II
  • Micah Holten, freshman, Nicollet, Minn., Tenor II
  • Aaron Hentges, sophomore, Oak Grove, Mo., Tenor II
  • Theodore Mehl, junior, Concordia, Mo., Tenor II
  • Tim Mehl, sophomore, Concordia, Mo., Bass II
  • Kenton Burgess, freshman, Lee's Summit, Mo., Tenor II
  • Todd Rakow, sophomore, Lohman, Mo., Bass I
  • Todd Brueckner, junior, Perryville, Mo., Tenor I
  • Andrew Crist, junior, Springfield, Mo., Bass I                    
  • Chris Genszler, freshman, St. Louis, Mo., Bass I
  • Sean Carpenter, senior, Hollis, N.H., Tenor II
  • Nathan Elbert, freshman, Albuquerque, N.M., Tenor II
  • Alexander Goodwin, freshman, Greece, N.Y., Tenor II
  • Michael Sanderson, freshman, Hastings, Neb, Bass I
  • Tyce Clark, freshman, Kenesaw, Neb., Tenor II
  • Michael Duffy, freshman, Kenesaw, Neb., Bass II
  • Paul Nelson, sophomore, Norfolk, Neb., Bass I
  • John Woruo, freshman, Omaha, Neb., Bass I
  • Cameron Loges, freshman, Seward, Neb., Tenor II
  • Paul Soulek, Concordia alumnus, Seward, Neb., Tenor I
  • Mitch Walkup, senior, York, Neb., Bass II
  • Devon Thompson, freshman, Sioux Falls, S.D., Tenor I
  • Andrew Vought, freshman, Three Lakes, Wis., Bass I

Students performing in the Women’s Chorale include:

  • Julia Tyree, junior, Benicia, Calif., Alto I
  • Laura Wiederrich, junior, Lodi, Calif., Soprano II
  • Ashley Johnson, sophomore, Long Beach, Calif., Soprano II
  • Elizabeth Maxwell, senior, Santa Ana, Calif., Alto I
  • Allison Caudle, sophomore, Greeley, Colo., Alto II
  • Grace Stults, freshman, Monte Vista, Colo., Soprano II
  • Christina Bernard, freshman, Port-Au-Prince, Hati, Alto I
  • Quincy Rensner, sophomore, Effingham, Ill., Alto I
  • Lauren Sperry, sophomore, Oneida, Ill., Soprano II
  • Rachel Krause, senior, Rockford, Ill., Soprano I
  • Naomi Quigg, sophomore, Springfield, Ill., Alto I
  • Leah Maag, senior, Waterloo, Ill., Soprano II
  • Karina Keating, junior, Woodstock, Ill., Soprano I
  • Morgan Eggert, sophomore, Atkins, Iowa, Alto II
  • Megan Barz, sophomore, Dubuque, Iowa, Alto I
  • Noel Vickery, senior, Ocheyedan, Iowa, Soprano II
  • Naomi Greder, junior, Sloan, Iowa, Alto II
  • Sloane Crawshaw, sophomore, Wichita, Kan., Alto I
  • Emily Fehn, freshman, Freeland, Mich., Soprano II
  • Naomi Kuddes, senior, Austin, Minn., Alto I
  • Libby Klein, sophomore, Northfield, Minn., Alto I
  • Brianna Cripps, freshman, Winona, Minn., Alto II
  • Shannon O'Brien, freshman, Winona, Minn., Alto II
  • Abby Whitener, freshman, Manchester, Mo., Soprano II
  • Angela Steinbacher, junior, Saint Charles, Mo., Alto II
  • Sarah Brutlag, sophomore, St. Louis, Mo., Soprano II
  • Claire Fuhler, sophomore, St. Louis, Mo., Soprano II
  • Samantha Coomer, sophomore, Wentzville, Mo., Soprano II
  • Allison Ebel, freshman, Billings, Mont., Soprano I
  • Emily Theiss, sophomore, Raleigh, N.C., Alto I
  • Erika Borslien, sophomore, West Fargo, N.D., Alto II
  • Marol Feickert, sophomore, Lawrenceville, N.J., Soprano I
  • Christa Groeling, freshman, Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Emilia Mugnolo, freshman, Marion, N.Y., Alto I
  • Emily Muench, senior, Chapman, Neb., Soprano II
  • McKenzie Akeson, freshman, Chappell, Neb., Soprano II
  • Jillian Janousek, senior, Clarkson, Neb., Soprano II
  • Allison Mackie, sophomore, Columbus, Neb., Soprano I
  • Naomi Ristvedt, senior, Crete, Neb., Soprano II
  • Karlene Embretson, sophomore, Falls City, Neb., Soprano II
  • Harmony Fiala, freshman, Fremont, Neb., Alto I
  • Hope Moural, freshman, Fremont, Neb., Alto I
  • Amanda Ruether, freshman, Fremont, Neb., Soprano I
  • Lara Bergdolt, senior, Grand Island, Neb., Alto I
  • Lauren Staehr, senior, Grand Island, Neb., Alto II
  • Carly Rushman, sophomore, Gurley, Neb., Alto I
  • Brooke McNiel, freshman, Holdrege, Neb., Soprano II
  • Rebecca Odom, senior, Lincoln, Neb., Alto I
  • Emma Schmeling, sophomore, Louisville, Neb., Soprano II
  • Emma Schmeling, sophomore, Louisville, Neb., Alto II
  • Angelica Blomenberg, sophomore, Norfolk, Neb., Soprano I
  • Elyssia Finch, junior, Omaha, Neb., Soprano I
  • Hannah Portrey, freshman, Omaha, Neb., Soprano II
  • Chelsea Sherman, junior, Omaha, Neb., Alto II
  • Rosa Gonzales, freshman, Schuyler, Neb., Alto I
  • Victoria Kenow, junior, Seward, Neb., Alto I
  • Emily Hayes, freshman, Superior, Neb., Soprano I
  • Kirsten Awe, senior, Tilden, Neb., Alto II
  • Sarah Smith, senior, Unadilla, Neb., Soprano II
  • Michaela Curran, junior, Wahoo, Neb., Alto I
  • Emily Meisinger, sophomore, York, Neb., Alto I
  • Heather Rasch, sophomore, Jos, Nigeria, Soprano I
  • Grace Woelmer, sophomore, Allen, Texas, Soprano II
  • Elizabeth Frerking, sophomore, Tomball, Texas, Alto I