We are celebrating...and you are invited!
This season marks the 45th Anniversary of Abendmusik, and our concert series also celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Lied Organ and the 40th Anniversary of the Plymouth Brass!
Abendmusik is excited to offer this season's events with gratitude to all of you who have gathered with us to experience excellence in the performing arts for four and a half decades! To say thank you, we are FREE ADMISSION to three of our featured concerts, including our annual Messiah and Christmas festival.
Our season kicks off as Abendmusik's chamber choir in residence, sounding light, returns to Lincoln following its recent appearance at the National Convention of the American Choral Directors Association. National prize-winning organ virtuoso, Daryl Robinson makes his Nebraska debut, performing an exciting program on the Lied Organ, featuring the Abendmusik Chorus.
Abendmusik's beloved holiday traditions continue! Our Thanksgiving Sunday Messiah will be offered as a free community sing-along. Donations to our community partner, the Food Bank of Lincoln, will be collected. This year's Christmas festival, Savior of the Nations, Come, offers a message of hope and faith through music from cultures all around the world. Then, to ring in the new year, Jack Levick and Jeremy Bankson come back for an epic Last Blast of 2017, celebrating 40 years of the incomparable Plymouth Brass.
Abendmusik continues its mission of enriching our community's young musicians through the annual Children's Choir Festival, this year in collaboration with Sing Around Nebraska. Our outreach to high school singers and instrumentalists continues in this year's performance of Mozart and Handel for our Youth Masterworks Festival.
Tom Trenney singing and playing from the Great American Songbook during our annual Abendmusik fundraiser, My Funny Valentine, has become an Abendmusik favorite!
International sensation VOCES8 comes to our community for the first time. They will not only perform in concert but will also work with student ensembles. Abendmusik brings Grammy® award-winning chamber shoir, Conspirare, to Lincoln to share conductor Craig Hella Johnson's powerful and moving original work, Considering Matthew Shepard, at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.
Our season closes dramatically on Good Friday, with the Nebraska premiere of John Muelheisen's Pietà. The Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir & Plymouth Choir of First-Plymouth Church come together to share a message of mercy and compassion in response to injustice and tragedy.
Plan now to gather with us to experience hope, peace, and joy in Abendmusik's inspiring 2017-2018 season!!!