Student musicians display performance talents during Honor Recital

Published by Concordia University, Nebraska 3 years ago on Fri, Oct 30, 2020 11:14 AM
Concordia music students selected to perform during the Fall Honor Recital Oct. 27, are from left: (first row) Renata Peperkorn, Jennifer Horne, Rebekah Eatherton and Charlotte Lines; (middle row) Garret Drews and Noah Freeman; (back row) Nathan Pennington, Cristoph Marsh and Aaron Jackson. Not pictured is Jacee Pfeifer.

Concordia University, Nebraska music students performed in the semiannual honor recital Oct. 27 in front of a limited audience in attendance, while the performances were streamed on the music department’s Facebook page.

“We have many, many talented students in the music department, vocalists and instrumentalists alike, and the Honor Recital will show a sampling of them,’ said Dr. Elizabeth Grimpo, professor of music. “Our students work hard; they are dedicated to their art; they love music; and they are grateful to share their talents with others, if they were here in person or watching the livestream.”

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. The recital is held once each semester.

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Students selected to perform in the Honor Recital include:

Garret Drews, junior, Fremont, Neb., singing tenor on “Lonely House” from Street Scene by Kurt Weill

Rebekah Eatherton, junior, Garland, Texas, playing “Cantilena” from Sonate pour flute et piano by Fransice Poulenc on the flute

Noah Freeman, senior, Portland, Ore., playing “Allegro marcato” from Piano Sonata No. 1 by Alberto Ginastera on the piano

Jennifer Horne, sophomore, Canton, Kan., playing “Sonata No. 1 in F Minor” by Sergei Prokofiev on the piano

Aaron Jackson, senior, Palestine, Texas, playing Variations on “America” by Charles Ives on the organ

Charlotte Lines, senior, Marshall, Mo., playing “Andante con moto” from Three Intermezzi, Op. 117 by Johannes Brahms on the piano

Christoph Marsh, sophomore, Concordia, Mo., singing tenor on “Im wunderschönen Monat Mai and Ich grolle nicht” from Dichterliebe by Robert Schumann

Nathan Pennington, sophomore, Carthage, Mo., playing “Toccata” from Suite Gothique Op. 25 by Léon Boëllmann on the organ

Renata Peperkorn, junior, Rocklin, Calif., playing “Toccata in F Major, BWV 540” by Johann Sebastian Bach on the organ

Jacee Pfeifer, senior, Holdrege, Neb., singing alto on “Hébé, Ope. 2, no. 6” by Ernest Chausson