Jennifer Horne of Canton performed in Concordia’s Fall Honor Recital


SEWARD, NE (11/03/2020)– Concordia University, Nebraska music students performed in the semiannual honor recital Oct. 27 in front of a limited audience in attendance, while the performances were streamed on the music department’s Facebook page.

“We have many, many talented students in the music department, vocalists and instrumentalists alike, and the Honor Recital will show a sampling of them,’ said Dr. Elizabeth Grimpo, professor of music. “Our students work hard; they are dedicated to their art; they love music; and they are grateful to share their talents with others, if they were here in person or watching the livestream.”

The semiannual honor recital at Concordia showcases the vocal and instrumental talents of student musicians. Musicians are chosen to perform based on auditions judged by music department faculty. The recital is held once each semester.

Students selected to perform in the Honor Recital include:

Garret Drews, junior, Fremont, Neb., singing tenor on “Lonely House” from Street Scene by Kurt Weill

Rebekah Eatherton, junior, Garland, Texas, playing “Cantilena” from Sonate pour flute et piano by Fransice Poulenc on the flute

Noah Freeman, senior, Portland, Ore., playing “Allegro marcato” from Piano Sonata No. 1 by Alberto Ginastera on the piano

Jennifer Horne, sophomore, Canton, Kan., playing “Sonata No. 1 in F Minor” by Sergei Prokofiev on the piano

Aaron Jackson, senior, Palestine, Texas, playing Variations on “America” by Charles Ives on the organ

Charlotte Lines, senior, Marshall, Mo., playing “Andante con moto” from Three Intermezzi, Op. 117 by Johannes Brahms on the piano

Christoph Marsh, sophomore, Concordia, Mo., singing tenor on “Im wunderschonen Monat Mai and Ich grolle nicht” from Dichterliebe by Robert Schumann

Nathan Pennington, sophomore, Carthage, Mo., playing “Toccata” from Suite Gothique Op. 25 by Leon Boellmann on the organ

Renata Peperkorn, junior, Rocklin, Calif., playing “Toccata in F Major, BWV 540” by Johann Sebastian Bach on the organ

Jacee Pfeifer, senior, Holdrege, Neb., singing alto on “Hebe, Ope. 2, no. 6” by Ernest Chausson

About Concordia University, Nebraska

Concordia University, Nebraska, founded in 1894, is a fully accredited, coeducational university located in Seward, Nebraska, which currently serves more than 2,500 students. Concordia offers more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in an excellent academic and Christ-centered community that equips men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world. For more information, visit

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