Seymour native to perform in concerts

Seymour native Whitney Pottschmidt and Concordia University, Nebraska’s jazz band, vocal jazz choir and handbell choirs will perform their concerts Friday and Sunday.

The Spring Jazzfest will be at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Weller Chapel auditorium.

The jazz band will perform big band charts from the 1930s and ’40s, including "In the Mood" and "A String of Pearls" by the Glenn Miller Orchestra and "Roll ‘Em" by Benny Goodman, to name a few. 

The vocal jazz choir also will be performing a few pieces, including the Toto classic "Rosanna" and "The Song of Purple Summer" from Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s musical "Spring Awakening."

Additionally, the handbell choir and handbell choir II will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday in the music center’s recital hall on Concordia’s campus.

The program will feature a variety of original works for handbell choirs and sacred pieces that focus on Lent and Easter themes. Some of the pieces featured will be "All Creatures of Our God," "The Morning Trumpet," "Beautiful Savior," "Ash Grove," "I Know That My Redeemer Lives" and "I’m Just a Poor Wayfaring Stranger."