University Chamber Choir embarks on Spring 2021 Tour

Published by Logan Tuttle 1 month ago on Fri, Apr 23, 2021 10:09 AM
The University Chamber Choir from Concordia University, Nebraska will be touring May 8-11, with stops in Nebraska and Colorado.

The University Chamber Choir from Concordia University, Nebraska, will perform six concerts in six cities during its spring tour May 8-11, with stops in Nebraska and Colorado.

“The University Chamber Choir exists to perform the finest sacred and secular chamber choral works spanning many centuries at a very high level of expertise, but our mission is not limited to the performance,” said Dr. Kurt E. von Kampen, the choir’s conductor. “Beyond the desire to make beautiful music, we strive to proclaim the message of salvation through Jesus Christ in song and honor Him using the talents He has given us.”

This year’s tour includes stops at Trinity Lutheran Church in Grand Island; Zion Lutheran Church in Hastings; Our Father Lutheran Church in Centennial, Colorado; Lutheran High School in Parker, Colorado; Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fort Collins, Colorado.

The University Chamber Choir, formed in the fall of 1998, and has gained a reputation for excellence in the singing of chamber vocal music and vocal jazz. The 14-voice choir has traveled extensively throughout the U.S. including concert tours to New York, Maryland, Delaware, California, Arizona, Nevada, Florida and throughout the Midwest.

Chosen from the 72-voice University A Cappella Choir, the select choir sings a diverse repertoire of sacred and secular choral music from many historical periods. Significant Chamber Works performed by the choir include Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” Randall Thompson’s “The Peaceable Kingdom,” and Gabriel Fauré’s “Requiem.”

Von Kampen earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Concordia University, Nebraska, a master’s degree in choral conducting from Oakland University and a doctorate in choral music education from the University of Nebraska.

Admission to concerts is free. Free-will offerings will be taken at evening concerts to help defray tour expenses. 

 

Members of the University A Cappella Choir (listed by voice type)

Soprano
           

Brooke Ann Duerr, Junior, Warren, Mich.

            B.A. Psychology, Behavioral Science

 

Shanda Fujan, Senior, Oakland, Neb.

            B.A. Art Therapy

 

Megan Kroeker, Senior, Henderson, Neb.

            B.Mus. Music Therapy

 

Alto

 

Hannah Cmeyla, Sophomore, Bay City, Mich.

            B.A. Music (Vocal Performance); B.S. Business Administration

 

Nicholle Harstad, Junior, Norfolk, Neb.

            B.S. Elementary Education, LTD, ESL

 

Cecilia Minchow, Junior, Lincoln, Neb.

            B.A. Psychology, Behavioral Sciences

 

Jacee Pfeifer, Senior, Holdrege, Neb.

            B.A. Music (General Studies)

  

Tenor

 

Noah Freeman, Senior, Bend, Ore.

            B.Mus. Music Education, LTD

 

Christoph Marsh, Sophomore, Concordia, Mo.

            B.A. Music, History

 

Christian Watters, Senior, Panama, Neb.

            B.A. Psychology, Behavioral Science

 

Isaac Weander, Freshman, Norfolk, Neb.

            B.Mus. Music Education, LTD

 

Bass

 

Aaron Christiansen, Senior, Palmer, Alaska

            B.A. History, Computer Science

 

Avery Kesar, Senior, Omaha, Neb.

            B.Mus. Music Education, LTD

 

Jonathan Landrey, Sophomore, Seward, Neb.

            B.A. History; B.A. Geography

 

 The 2021 Chamber Choir Spring Tour Itinerary

Please contact the individual church for information about attendance policies.
 

Saturday, May 8

Trinity Lutheran Church
Grand Island, NE
Concert time: 6 p.m.

           

Sunday, May 9

Zion Lutheran Church
Hastings, NE
Worship time: 9 a.m.

 

Our Father Lutheran Church
Centennial, CO
Concert time: 7 p.m.

 

Monday, May 10

Lutheran High School
Parker, CO
Assembly time: 9 a.m.

 

Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Colorado Springs, CO
Concert time: 7 p.m.

 

Tuesday, May 11

Redeemer Lutheran Church
Fort Collins, CO
Concert time: 7 p.m.