Children's Choir Festival

The 2018 Abendmusik Children's Choir Festival will be in collaboration with Sing Around Nebraska.

Saturday, February 3 at First-Plymouth.  

Check back for updates and registration information!

2017 Abendmusik Children's Choir Festival


Sing around Nebraska

Sing Around Nebraska focuses on 4 main goals; to provide talented young singers the opportunity to work with and learn from a specialist in the field of children’s voices, to provide an opportunity for elementary music specialists to observe the work of an artist in the field of children’s choral music, to experience quality children’s choral repertoire, and to provide an experience that will stimulate singer and music educator alike.


Guest clinician

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Youth masterworks festival

Four of Nebraska’s finest high school choirs sing alongside professional soloists, and two of Lincoln’s talented high school orchestras play alongside professional instrumentalists in a concert “fit for a king.” 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s noble Coronation Mass and George Frideric Handel’s regal Coronation Anthems will be conducted by our distinguished guest clinician, William Weinert, from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.


Tue | Feb 20 | 7:00 PM

FREE CONCERT - Freewill Offering

First-Plymouth Church



william weinert, guest clinician

Since 1994, William Weinert has served as Professor of Conducting and Director of Choral Activities at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, where he conducts the Eastman Chorale and the Eastman-Rochester Chorus and supervises the masters and doctoral programs in choral conducting.  He has conducted throughout Europe, United States, and the Far East, and has served throughout the country as a clinician and an adjudicator, as well as giving conducting master classes in North America, Europe and Asia. Ensembles under Weinert’s direction have performed at conferences of the American Choral Directors’ Association, National Collegiate Choral Organization, and Music Educators’ National Conference, and he has conducted master classes and honor choruses at these conferences as well.

summer sing

Do you miss singing with your choir during the summer months?

Do you long to be awakened from a summer of choral hibernation?

Then join Abendmusik for our annual community Summer Sing!

There are no auditions or extensive commitments.

Just come as you are to Lincoln's First-Plymouth Church at 7:00 on Wednesday, July 19,  or to

Omaha's Trinity Cathedral at 7:00 on Thursday, July 20 and, within two hours, we will have

shared in an energized rehearsal and an 'instant performance' of Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria.

Music will be provided. Hospitality, air-conditioning, and fun are all included-- FREE!

No sign-up necessary. Just come ready to sing!

Let Abendmusik cure your summertime choral blues!

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Wed | july 19 | 7:00 PM

First-PLymouth church

2000 D Street, Lincoln

thur | July 20 | 7:00 PM

Trinity episcopal cathedral

113 N 18th Street, Omaha

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Wed | july 12 | 1:00 PM   &   Wed | july 19 | 6:00 PM

First-Plymouth Church

OLLI is joining with Abendmusik to enhance the experience of their annual community Summer Sing! This year featuring Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria!” On Wednesday, July 12, OLLI members will have an exclusive lesson with Pamela Starr, UNL professor of Music History. The lesson will include a history of Vivaldi and his “Gloria,” along with some musical analysis and followed by a rehearsal of sections of the Vivaldi piece. Then, on Wednesday, July 19, Pamela Starr and Tom Trenney, artistic director of Abendmusik and First- Plymouth Church’s minister of music, will share in a pre-Summer Sing reception with an exclusive question and answer period about the “Gloria,” Abendmusik and the Summer Sing.