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All Abendmusik events are held in the beautiful sanctuary of First-Plymouth Church, 2000 D Street, Lincoln, unless otherwise noted.

Raise the Song of Harvest Home

Sunday, September 28 at 4:00 p.m.                                             TICKETS

  Raise your voice with a 250-voice choir, brass, timpani,       and organ in a joyful and soulful celebration of                 community singing. Choirs from Doane College,                 First-Plymouth Church, and Southwood Lutheran Church   will lead all assembled in soaring hymns of praise and         thanksgiving. This program will be reprised on Sunday,       November 2 at St. John Lutheran Church in Beatrice,       Nebraska, and on Sunday, November 16 at Grace Cathedral.

Organist David Higgs

Sunday, October 19 at 4:00 p.m.                                                 TICKETS

  One of America’s leading concert organists, David Higgs,     was already a church organist in New York City at age       ten. As a teenager, he performed classical music as well     as rock, gospel, and soul; and he will feature an equally     eclectic repertoire in his Abendmusik debut. His               legendary teachers have included Claire Coci, Peter         Hurford, Russell Saunders, and Frederick Swann; and, in     his distinguished tenure at the Eastman School of Music,   he has taught a generation of the leading organists of the twenty-first century. Just wait ‘til you hear David Higgs get his hands on First-Plymouth’s 6000-pipe Lied Organ!

Handel’s Messiah & Bach’s Magnificat

Sunday, November 30 at 4:00 p.m.                                             TICKETS

  As Thanksgiving weekend ends and before the rush of       the holiday season begins, Abendmusik welcomes you to   receive the gift of two treasured, timeless, sacred           works. We will be transported by the holy strains of         Johann Sebastian Bach’s magnificent Magnificat, paired     with George Frideric Handel’s monumental Messiah. A       highlight of the program is the grand finale, when the audience is invited to join Abendmusik’s ebullient Chamber Choir, Soloists and Orchestra in singing the heroic “Hallelujah Chorus”.

Tidings of Comfort & Joy

Saturday, December 20 at 7:00 p.m.                                             TICKETS

Sunday, December 21 at 4:00 p.m.                                            

  In the frenzy of the holidays, our shopping and baking       and decorating and entertaining and wrapping and           ribboning can overwhelm us. The commercial novelty of     “Jingle Bells,” “Deck the Halls,” “Frosty,” and “Rudolph”   can drain us. Abendmusik promises a meaningful spiritual   experience to revive your Christmas spirit with tidings of   the comfort and joy of this holy season. Experience         beloved carols sung by the angelic voices of the Plymouth Choir, accompanied by the Plymouth Ringers, the Abendmusik Orchestra, and the Lied Organ.

Last Blast with the Plymouth Brass

Wednesday, December 31 at 8:00 p.m.                                             TICKETS

  Why even bother asking, “What are you doing New Year’s   Eve?” Just bring your friends and family to the fun,           festivity, and frivolity of Abendmusik’s last blast of 2014!     This annual marquee concert features the engaging and     entertaining Plymouth Brass with conductor Jeremy         Bankson, organist Tom Trenney, Plymouth Ringers, and other special guests. Make your plans now to ring in 2015 with this Lincoln tradition!

My Funny Valentine, an Abendmusik fundraiser

Saturday, February 14 at 7:00 p.m.                                                      TICKETS

  Back by popular demand, Tom Trenney serenades             concertgoers from the Steinway piano, singing another     unique and unexpected collection of love songs from the   likes of Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, and Rodgers and Hammerstein. Won’t you be Abendmusik’s valentine? For a complete evening, join us for the fundraising dinner at 7:00 p.m. where Chef Jeremy Bankson will prepare a delightful meal to be served by the Abendmusik Board and friends.

A Midday Soirée with Poulenc & Duruflé

Sunday, February 15 at 4:00 p.m.                                                 TICKETS

  The University Singers and conductor extraordinaire         Peter Eklund bring us the crème de la crème of the         French choral repertoire — Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem.     One of America’s most promising young conductors, Christopher Lees, shares his joie de vivre in his Lincoln debút featuring Francis Poulenc’s Concerto for Organ, Strings, and Timpani with the Abendmusik Orchestra and organist par excellence Tom Trenney. This tour de force is sure to have that perfect je ne sais quoi for both amateur and connoisseur! Arrive at 3:00 p.m. for our pre-concert talk, where we’ll discuss the history of the pieces and their composers.

Nebraska Sings (At the Lied Center)

Saturday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.                                                    TICKETS

  FOR INDIVIDUAL TICKETS, CALL 402-472-4747 Choirs across   the state unite in song to celebrate the Lied Center’s       silver anniversary with the world premiere of Let There     Be Music, a newly commissioned choral work by               nationally recognized composer and Nebraskan, Kurt         Knecht. Abendmusik’s own Tom Trenney will conduct the giant mass choir, and the Abendmusik Chorus will be one of several diverse choral ensembles featured in an eclectic and fun program. Abendmusik is proud to take part in the Lied’s ambitious celebration of our singing state!

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (At the Lied Center)

Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.                                                 TICKETS

  FOR INDIVIDUAL TICKETS, CALL 402-472-4747 When             Lincoln’s Lied Center opened in 1990, the Abendmusik       Chorus was featured in the Lied’s first concert, when       legendary conductor Robert Shaw conducted Beethoven’s iconoclastic Ninth Symphony. Now, a quarter of a century later, the Abendmusik Chorus is back at it again with the Lincoln Symphony in the spectacular conclusion of the Lied Center’s blockbuster 25th Anniversary Season. The inimitable Ed Polochick guides massive choral and orchestral forces in performing the pinnacle of Beethoven’s groundbreaking compositions — a true “Ode to Joy!” for the entire Lincoln community.

Heartland - The University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club

Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m.                                                 TICKETS

  Founded in 1859, The University of Michigan Men’s Glee     Club is one of the oldest collegiate choruses in the           United States and long acclaimed as one of the finest       male choruses in the world. Don’t miss their stop in           Lincoln where they will perform a program inspired by the Heartland.