Music Performances

Contact us

Kathy Benischek, staff assistant
Department of Music
(402) 465-2269
kmb [at] (kmb[at]nebrwesleyan[dot]edu)
߲ݴý University
5000 Saint Paul Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68504

Music Performances

All 2024-25 musical performances are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

߲ݴý Music Showcase Concert

Saturday, October 5 at 4:30 p.m.
O’Donnell Auditorium, Vance D. Rogers Center for Fine Arts

߲ݴý's three choirs join the symphonic band and jazz band in a kaleidoscopic performance on Wesleyan Weekend. Alumni are invited to join in the music making.

Love and Joy Come to You: Christmas with ߲ݴý

Sunday, December 8 at 7 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 2723 N. 50th St., Lincoln

Celebrate Christmas with Wesleyan, and raise your voice in carols sung with the University Choir, Jazz Choir, Chamber Singers and Unity Choir. The Omaha Skutt Catholic High School Chamber Choir will join the ߲ݴý students in singing uplifting music that speaks to the heart of the holiday season.

My Heart Be Brave: ߲ݴý's Choir Tour

Wednesday, January 8 at 7 p.m.
Collegiate United Methodist Church, Ames, Iowa
featuring the Ames High School Concert Choir and Madrigal Choir

Thursday, January 9 at 7 p.m.
Wesleyan United Methodist Church, Muscatine, Iowa

Friday, January 10 at 7 p.m.
Wartburg College Chapel, Waverly, Iowa
featuring the Wartburg Choir

Saturday, January 11 at 7 p.m.
Plymouth Congregational Church, Des Moines, Iowa
featuring Adel DeSoto Minburn High School Choir

Sunday, January 12 at 3 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, Omaha
featuring the Omaha Burke High School Choir

Monday, January 13 at 7 p.m.
O’Donnell Auditorium, Vance D. Rogers Center for Fine Arts
featuring the Elkhorn North Concert Choir and Lincoln North Star Concert Choir

The ߲ݴý University Choir and Jazz Choir spread a message of love, courage, resilience, and hope with communities in Iowa and eastern Nebraska, offering an expansive and expressive program of music from many cultures and eras. Featured composers include Johann Sebastian Bach, Pavel Chesnokov, Reena Esmail, Marques Garrett, Moses Hogan, and Robert Ray.

߲ݴý Honors Choir Festival Concert

Saturday, February 7 at 7 p.m.
O’Donnell Auditorium, Vance D. Rogers Center for Fine Arts

Tickets must be purchased at the door for this event.

Nearly one hundred of Nebraska's finest high school musicians gather on campus to sing with guest composer/conductor Kyle Pederson and ߲ݴý's own Tom Trenney. Omaha Central High School's A Cappella Choir will be featured in the performance as well. 

I Believe: Celebrating Music of Black Composers

Sunday, February 23 at 7 p.m. 
First-Plymouth Church, 2000 D Street, Lincoln

߲ݴý's University Choir joins the Plymouth Choir and St. Paul's Choir in a program conducted by Anton Armstrong, conductor of the renowned St. Olaf Choir. Repertoire includes Robert Ray's Gospel Mass and the Nebraska premiere of Margaret Bonds' Credo. Donations will be received to benefit Bridges to Hope.

߲ݴý's Big Sing!

Sunday, April 27 at 7 p.m. 
O’Donnell Auditorium, Vance D. Rogers Center for Fine Arts

More than 300 singers offer a vibrant and colorful program of choral music. ߲ݴý's four choirs will be joined by vocal ensembles from Lincoln's Standing Bear High School, Bennington High School, and Iowa's Shenandoah High School.

Mozart's Requiem

Sunday, May 4 at 7 p.m. 
First-Plymouth Church, 2000 D Street, Lincoln

In anticipation of their performance at the Church of Sts. Simon Jude in Prague, the ߲ݴý University Choir will sing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's iconic Requiem with singers from First-Plymouth Church and Hastings College and a chamber orchestra. Donations will be received to benefit Community Crops.

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