Students Perform at Spring 2023 Chamber Recital

Published by Brooke Lange 10 months ago on Tue, Mar 28, 2023 4:26 PM

On Sunday, March 26th, Concordia's music department hosted its fall chamber recital. There was a wide variety of pieces performed, hosted by a range of performers. For this recital, students choose, rehearse and learn the performances by themselves, which leaves room for a variety of performances from myriad genres. Because of this freedom, students have the ability to choose who they perform with.  

Nathaniel Mars has been looking forward to playing his piece from Interstellar for a few years and he found that now was the perfect opportunity to get together and play with people he loves. Nathaniel performed this piece with his younger brothers Patrick and Timothy, and his wife, Hannah. “Originally, the plan was just for me on organ and Timothy on piano to play, since those are the main melodic forces,” said Mars. “but we decided that adding the percussion would make it better.”  

Since Hannah and Nathaniel are graduating this year, the siblings saw this as their last opportunity to perform together. “It has been a fun process to work with these guys,” said Hannah Mars. “Being the only girl amongst three brothers makes it a little chaotic, but it has been a great learning experience for all of us, and it has been fun to make music together.”  


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

“Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, No 4.,” by Antonin Dvorak 

Michelle Peterson, senior, Corvallis, Ore., piano 

Grace Miller, junior, Marysville, Kan., piano 


“12 Duette fur Violine and Viola” by Robert Fuchs 

Avery Rothert, freshman, Kansas City, Mo., violin  

Christina Schmidt, viola 


“The Silver Swan” by Orlando Gibbons  

Renata Peperkorn, senior, Fort Wayne, Ind., soprano 

Makenna Clovis, senior, Albequerque, N.M., alto 

Katie Rickords, senior, Seward, Neb., alto 

Caleb Zeckzer, junior, New Haven, Ind., tenor 

Jonathan Landrey, senior, Seward, Neb., bass  

Nathan Pennington, senior, Lincoln, Neb., bass 


“Lily’s Eyes” by Lucy Simon  

Isaac Weander, junior, Norfolk, Neb., tenor 

Caleb Zeckzer, tenor 

Calvin Rohde, junior, Reed City, Mich., piano 


“No Time for Caution,” from Interstellar by Hans Zimmer  

Nathaniel Mars, senior, Seward, Neb., organ 

Timothy Mars, sophomore, Cody, Wyo., piano 

Hannah Mars, senior, Seward, Neb., pitched percussion 

Patrick Mars, freshman, Cody, Wyo., metronome  


Interested in learning more about Concordia's music department? Learn more here.