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All Abendmusik events are held in the beautiful sanctuary of First-Plymouth Church, 2000 D Street, Lincoln, unless otherwise noted.
Encore - 40 Years of Abendmusik Favorites
Sunday, September 23 at 4:00 p.m. TICKETS
Our beloved founder, Jack Levick, reunites with present and past members of the Abendmusik Chorus and Plymouth Brass for a gala celebration of Abendmusik’s 40th Anniversary. A repertoire of favorites from Abendmusik’s four decades of inspiring performances will once again feature Jack’s magical conducting and inimitable organ playing.
This Grass is Blue
Friday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. TICKETS
Playing more than 125 concerts each year, Monroe Crossing is one of the most popular bluegrass bands of our time. Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements and on-stage rapport make them an audience favorite across the United States. Named in honor of Bill Monroe, ‘The Father of Bluegrass Music,’ Monroe Crossing will dazzle the audience in this dynamic concert, which will also feature our chamber choir, ABENDCHOR, in a unique and unexpected fusion of electrifying styles–old, new, borrowed, and blue!
Sunday, November 25 at 4:00 p.m. TICKETS
Begin your holiday season on Thanksgiving weekend with Lincoln’s annual performance of Handel’s Messiah. Hear our chamber choir, ABENDCHOR, and chamber orchestra in a splendid rendition of Handel’s great oratorio and two jubilant coronation anthems –Zadok, the Priest and The King Shall Rejoice. The program will conclude with everyone in attendance raising the roof of First-Plymouth Church, singing along with the majestic “Hallelujah Chorus.”
Let Heaven and Nature Sing
Saturday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m. TICKETS
Sunday, December 16 at 4:00 p.m.
Join us for an Abendmusik Christmas spectacular with the Abendmusik Chorus, Plymouth Brass and Plymouth Ringers. In response to the standing-room-only crowds the last two years, there will be two performances of this year’s Christmas concert. Join us as we repeat the sounding joy of the holiday season and proclaim the wonders of God’s love!
New Years Last Blast with the Plymouth Brass
Monday, December 31 at 8:00 p.m. TICKETS
Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of one of Lincoln’s musical treasures – the Plymouth Brass–in this eclectic program of brass and organ favorites. Come prepared to make a final 2012 memory, and to blast into the New Year.
Concordia Choir with René Clausen
Friday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. TICKETS
One of America’s most celebrated college choirs will make a stop in Lincoln during its national tour. Hailing from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, the Concordia Choir and conductor René Clausen are internationally renowned. For nearly 100 years, this 72-voice group has ranked among the nation’s finest a cappella choirs. The group has performed in nearly every major hall in the United States, including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Do not miss their incredible performance in the favorable acoustics of First-Plymouth.
Saturday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. TICKETS
Come hear First-Plymouth’s Lied Organ like you’ve never heard it before — all 6 keyboards, 71 pedals, 110 ranks and 6,327 pipes! Be treated to a fourhand/four-foot organ duo version of Wagner’s thrilling “Ride of the Valkyries;” a soothing Chopin concerto featuring First-Plymouth’s new Steinway piano; Widor’s Mass for two choirs and two organs; an unusual organ trio for three organists on one bench; even a special appearance from the accordion. Acclaimed organists Wilma Jensen, Anne Wilson, Christopher Marks and Tom Trenney collaborate in this one-of-a-kind event to be narrated by Michael Barone, the voice of American Public Media’s Pipedreams.
Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn
Sunday, April 28 at 4:00 p.m. TICKETS
Previously performed to celebrate Abendmusik’s fifth, fifteenth and twenty-fifth anniversaries, Felix Mendelssohn’s epic masterwork, Elijah, brings the 40th anniversary season to a dramatic and climactic close. The combined forces of the Abendmusik Chorus, Doane Choir, York College Choir and Abendmusik Orchestra will bring new life to Elijah’s miraculous story and Mendelssohn’s incomparable score.