Choir to perform at Concordia University

Whitney Pottschmidt of Seymour and Concordia University, Nebraska’s, handbell choir and handbell choir II will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Music Center’s Recital Hall on Concordia’s campus.

Additionally, Concordia’s spring Jazzfest will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Hillcrest Evangelical Free Church in Seward, Nebraska.

Both handbell choirs will be playing pieces featuring its newest chime, the bass C2, said director Jessica Kite.

The handbell choirs will perform pieces such as “Music to Do Taxes By,” “Fantasy,” “All Creatures of Our God and King” and “Were You There,” to name a few.

In addition, the Concordia handbell choir recently released its first CD, “Faithful.” The 14-track CD is available through the Concordia University, Nebraska, bookstore or online.

The Jazzfest program will showcase the university’s jazz choir and jazz band. It will feature a variety of jazz, swing and blues pieces from both the jazz choir and jazz band.

Under the direction of Dr. Kurt vonKampen, the jazz choir performs standard jazz and pop-influenced choral music.

Directed by professor Andrew Schultz, the jazz band will perform “Take the ‘A’ Train” by Bill Strayhorn and “The Delta Rhythm Boys Splanky” by Neil Hefti. Additional works include pieces by Alan Lerner, Frederick Loewe, Cole Porter and Joe Garland.