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Abendmusik welcomes you to a year-round offering of musical excellence. 

We hope that Abendmusik inspires us all to unite in hope as we face the challenges of a divided world.  

“Music can change the world because it can change people”
— Bono

Abendmusik’s current season has been one of success, outreach, excellence, and impact. Our concert offerings this year have included the following:

  • We Will Rise! (November 4th): The Wartburg Choir, winner of the 2016 American Choral Prize, joined the Plymouth Choir in an uplifting program designed by Abendmusik’s own Tom Trenney in celebration of his 10th anniversary at First-Plymouth.

  • The Weary World Rejoices—An Abendusik Christmas (December 14th and 16th): Abendmusik presented the traditional Christmas story in song, joy, and hope.

  • Last Blast! (December 31st): Featuring the Plymouth Brass, the University of Nebraska Husker Horn Choir, and First-Plymouth’s magnificent Lied Organ, this concert rang in the New Year with celebration and tradition.

  • My Funny Valentine—2.5 Tenors (February 14th): This annual Abendmusik Valentine’s Day fundraiser featured standards from the Great American Songbook and highlighted performances from Tom Trenney, Drew Duncan (tenor and immediate past Abendmusik executive director), and Ariel Merivil (tenor).

  • New York Polyphony (February 24th): Featuring one of the world’s foremost vocal chamber ensembles, New York Polyphony’s concert repertoire ranged from traditional Gregorian chant to a cutting-edge performance of “Missa Darwin,” which is a newly commissioned five-movement mass that incorporated text by Charles Darwin.

  • Baylor A Cappella Choir (March 10th): Conducted by Baylor’s very own Brian Schmidt, the Baylor A Cappella Choir made its Nebraska debut to sing the joys and struggles of the Christian journey as found in the music of Herbert Howells, Felix Mendelssohn, Will Todd, Moses Hogan, and Marques Garrett.

a German Requiem

by Johannes Brahms

Sun | April 14 | 4:00 PM ~ First-Plymouth Church

Featured the Doane University Choir, Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir, Abendmusik Chorus, Abendmusik Festival Orchestra; Beth Deutmeyer, soprano; Samuel Kidd, baritone; Tom Trenney, conductor.

The incomparable Johannes Brahms shattered all expectations in writing what many have called "a requiem for the living."  Powerfully and thoughtfully weaving together texts from scripture, this work carries a profound message of hope and light sure to revive the soul and awaken the spirit.

“They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.”

The concert was Live-streamed here and on our Facebook page. Click the button above to see the performance.

Red, white, & Brass

featuring the Plymouth Brass

Sun | june 30 | 4:00 PM ~ First-Plymouth Church

Celebrate the gift of freedom and independence with a toe-tapping and heart-pounding program of Patriotic favorites, featuring the engaging and entertaining Plymouth Brass.

This concert will also count with the participation of the Abendmusik Chorus and the amazing organist and choral conductor, Tom Trenney!

Additionally, Brent Shaw is going to play a 30 minute program of Patriotic favorites on the carillon before the Red, White, and Brass Concert. This performance at 3:30pm is even open to people not attending the concert who would want to sit out on the lawn to listen.

“Anybody can write music of a sort.
But touching the public heart is quite another thing”
— John Philip Sousa

For Tickets: 402-476-9933 or CLICK HERE

$20 Adults | $15 Seniors | $10 Students