Music Students Perform at Fall 2022 Honor Recital

Published by Brooke Lange 1 year ago on Wed, Nov 30, 2022 2:27 PM

Concordia music students performed in the Fall Honor Recital on Nov. 10 at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward.  

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 include (in order of performance):  

Jennifer Horne, senior, Seward, Neb, playing “Fantasies in F Minor, Op. 49,” by Frederic Chopin on piano 

Isaac Weander, junior, Norfolk, Neb., singing, “O del mio amato ben” by Stefano Donaudy  

Olivia Leising, senior, Arapahoe, Neb., singing soprano on “Smanie Implacabili” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

Calvin Rohde, junior, Reed City, Mich., playing, “Rhapsody in B Minor, Op. 79, No. 1” by Johannes Brahms on piano  

Michelle Peterson, senior, Corvallis, Ore.,  playing, “Sonata in F Minor, K239” by Domenico Scarlatti on piano 

Andrew Schroeder, junior, Kendallville, Ind., playing, “Allegro Maestoso” by Eric Ewazen on trombone  

Kirsten Horne, sophomore, Canton, Kan., singing soprano on “Allerseelen Op. 10, No. 8” by Richard Strauss  

Makenna Clovis, senior, Albequerque, N.M., playing “24 Jazz Preludes, Op. 53, No. XII” by Nikolai Kapustin  

Hannah Cmeyla, senior, Bay City, Mich., singing soprano on “An! Je veux vivre from Romeo and Juliet” by Charles Gounod  

Renata Peperkorn, senior, Fort Wayne, Ind., playing “Choral Varie sur le “Veni Cretor” by Maurice Durufle on organ  

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