Music Students Perform Fall 2022 Chamber Recital

Published by Brooke Lange 1 year ago on Tue, Nov 1, 2022 3:10 PM
(From left to right): Cody Bender, Samuel Dunbar, Abby Nugent, and Kendra Johnson perform
(From left to right): Cody Bender, Samuel Dunbar, Abby Nugent, and Kendra Johnson perform "Sing Gently" by Eric Whitacre

On Friday, October 21st, Concordia’s music department hosted their fall chamber recital. There was a wide variety of acts hosted, boasting a range of genres of music. 

Dr. Elizabeth Grimpo attributes the variety that the recital presents to the fact that it is up to the students to prepare. “Students choose, learn and rehearse the music by themselves,” Grimpo says. “The faculty have very little involvement, and it has become one of the favorite recitals each semester.” 


Students who performed in the program were (listed in program order) 

“Polka,” from Hornsmoke by Peter Schickele  

Hannah Eatherton, senior, Sheboygan, Wis., trumpet   

 Bekah Guilford, senior, Lincoln, Neb, trumpet  

Alannah Stahl, junior, Saginaw, Mich., horn  

Sarah Weber, senior, Manchester, Iowa, trombone  

 Jackson Munter, sophomore, Ithaca, Neb., trombone  

Ben Toenjes, senior, Crown Point, Ind., tuba 


“Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, BWV 1015,” by Johann Sebastian Bach  

IV. Presto (1685-1750)  

Anna Royuk, junior, Seward, Neb. violin  

Thomas Schulteis, junior, Parker, Colo., organ 


“Do Not Be Afraid,” by Philip Stopford  

Kirsten Horne, sophomore, Canton, Kan., soprano  

Hannah Cmeyla, senior, Bay City, Mich., soprano  

Sadie Henson, sophomore, Herrin, Ill., alto 

Abby Nugent, sophomore, Wake Forest, NC, alto  

Timothy Mars, sophomore Kimball, Neb., tenor 

Thomas Schulteis, tenor  

Nathaniel Mueller, junior, Austin, Texas, bass 

and Nathan Pennington, senior, Lincoln, Neb., bass 


“Laudamus Te,” by Antonio Vivaldi 

Jessica Landrey, junior, Seward, Neb., soprano  

 Anna Royuk, soprano  

Elizabeth Grimpo, piano 


“Sing Gently,” by Eric Whitacre  

Kendra Johnson, senior, Council Bluffs, Iowa, soprano, 

Abby Nugent, alto  

Samuel Dunbar, sophomore, Lambertville, NJ, tenor  

Cody Bender, senior, Utica, Neb., bass  

Sadie Henson, piano 


“Hello Mary Lou,” by Gene Pitney  

Caleb Zeckzer, junior, Grand Haven, Indiana, tenor 

Jonathan Landrey, senior, Seward, Neb,  lead  

Isaac Weander, junior, Norfolk, Neb., baritone  

Nathan Pennington, bass 


“Devil’s Waltz,” by Steven Verhelst   

Jackson Munter, trombone  

 and Andrew Schroeder, junior, Kendallville, Ind., trombone 


“Ceciliada,” by Marcin Warwruk  

Kirsten Horne, soprano  

 Lydia Armbrecht, sophomore, Williamsburg, Iowa, soprano  

Gabbi Krutsinger, junior, Imperial, Neb., alto 

 and Rachel Smith, junior, Earlham, Iowa, alto  

Samuel Dunbar, tenor  

and Logan Walgate, sophomore, Saint Charles, Mo., tenor  

Jayson Klaumann, senior, Fairbury, Neb., bass  

and Cory Ruybalid, junior, Grand Island, Neb., bass 


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