The students and I are excited to see what kind of opportunities await us - opportunities to sing great music in wonderful cathedrals, to witness to the love of Christ in song and to bond together in His love.
Seward, Neb. (PRWEB) May 28, 2013
Concordia University, Nebraska’s premier vocal ensemble, the University A Cappella Choir is currently touring Europe, performing in Switzerland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. The 24-day tour will run May 11-June 3.
Forty singers, under the direction of Dr. Kurt von Kampen, will perform in 13 cities including Morges, Switzerland; Frankfurt, Kronach and Leipzig, Germany; Prague, Cesky Tesin and Ostrava, Czech Republic; Zilina, Slovakia; Cieszyn, Chorzow and Jelenia Góra, Poland; Vilnius Lithuania; and Riga, Latvia.
The choir toured Spain in 2009, and von Kampen says the ensemble has been eager to travel again.
“Now we begin the journey,” he said. “The students and I are excited to see what kind of opportunities await us - opportunities to sing great music in wonderful cathedrals, to witness to the love of Christ in song and to bond together in His love. Pray for Concordia’s A Cappella Choir as we carry on the 75-year tradition of bringing the Gospel message in song to the world.”
Visit cune.edu/music for the full European tour itinerary.
Concordia A Cappella Choir has been performing concerts and joining congregations in worship for 74 years. More than 180 students audition each fall for one of 72 spots in the internationally renowned concert choir. Student membership includes majors from most academic disciplines at the university and represents more than 15 different states and foreign countries.
One of the United States’ oldest touring Lutheran college choirs, the A Cappella Choir has performed throughout the U.S. and its international tours have included Greece, Italy, France, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, India, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Spain, Mexico and Australia.
A Cappella Choir members
Joseph Beran, Senior, Lincoln, Neb., Bass
Robert Cody, Senior, Alamosa, Colo., Tenor
Helena Dieckhoff, Freshman, Wichita, Kan., Soprano
Arianne Greco, Sophomore, Papillion, Neb., Soprano
Jonathan Jahnke, Freshman, West Fargo, N.D., Tenor
James Jensen, Senior, Denver, Colo., Tenor
Joel Kaldahl, Freshman, Spencer, Iowa, Tenor
Luke Kaldahl, Junior, Spencer, Iowa, Tenor
Jenna Karlin, Sophomore, Lincoln, Neb., Alto
Katie Keily, Senior, Norman, Ind., Soprano
Natalie Kesar, Junior, Omaha, Neb., Alto
Zachary Klatt, Sophomore, Overland Park, Kan.
Alexander Klenz, Junior, Milwaukee, Wis., Tenor
Adrienne Langewisch, Sophomore, Seward, Neb., Alto
Andrew Lehenbauer, Senior, Lake Ozark, Mo., Bass
David Lindeman, Sophomore, Arvada, Colo., Bass
Kelsey Livingston, Junior, Lone Tree, Colo., Alto
Sarah Lohmeyer, Junior, Lincoln, Neb., Alto
Julie Marquardt, Junior, Janesville, Minn., Alto
Briar McCoy, Senior, Lincoln, Neb., Bass
Jordan Miller, Sophomore, Tomball, Texas, Tenor
Stephanie Mueller, Sophomore, Wheaton, Ill., Soprano
Hilary Murray, Junior, Houston, Texas, Alto
Olivia Oetting, Junior, Seward, Neb., Soprano
J'Nae Rempfer, Senior, Blairstown, Iowa, Alto
Tabitha Richters, Freshman, Utica, Neb., Soprano
Brianna Ritter, Sophomore, Columbus, Neb., Soprano
Kassidy Rixstine, Sophomore, Seward, Neb., Soprano
Holly Saalfeld, Senior, Seward, Neb., Soprano
Benjamin Schulteis, Sophomore, Greenfield, Iowa, Bass
Michael Scheer, Junior, Lincoln, Neb., Bass
Katelyn Sievert, Senior, Frankenmuth, Mich., Alto
Megan Sparling, Freshman, Columbus, Neb., Alto
Shelby Stolze, Freshman, Norfolk, Neb., Soprano
Erika Troester, Freshman, Lincoln, Neb., Alto
Andrew Van Velson, Senior, North Platte, Neb., Bass
Andrea von Kampen, Freshman, Seward, Neb., Soprano
Joshua Weishaar, Sophomore, Salinas, Calif., Bass
Steven Whitney, Senior, Kenyon, Minn.
Luke Wohlegmuth, Sophomore, Alton, Iowa, Bass
Concordia University, Nebraska, founded in 1894, is a fully accredited, coeducational university located in Seward, Neb. that currently serves over 2,100 students. Concordia offers more than 50 professional and liberal arts programs in an excellent academic and Christ-centered community that equips men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world. For more information, visit cune.edu.