St. Paul United Methodist Church
Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
Steven Paulus in Collaboration with Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir, University of Nebraska-Omaha Chorale, UNO Chamber Singers, South Central Nebraska Children's Chorale (Hastings) and Central Community College (Columbus) join forces to perform this powerful musical experience commemorating the Holocaust.
Child surviviors of Auschwitz. Image from Wikimedia Commons
"The piece was originally commissioned by the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis—as a gift to the Jewish community, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the freeing of Holocaust survivors and to help teach an important lesson: the prevention of future genocide is in the hands of today's children.
In creating the work, composer Stephen Paulus and librettist Michael Dennis Browne employed large forces, writing for cantor, soloists, children's chorus, mixed choir and orchestra. Raising eternal questions regarding humanity, tolerance and respect, the powerful oratorio is divided into three sections: Renewal, Remembrance and Visions. It was described by the Star Tribune in 2008 as 'a major composition that will take its place amongst the great oratorios.'" - Minnesota Orchestra
Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.
In Collaboration with the Lincoln Girl's Choir and Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir, Lincoln Choral Artists will present a concert of seasonal music including Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio. The concert will conclude with all the performers joining the audience in a carol sing.
Friday, October 11, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
LCA and TADA team up once again to bring one of the best musicals of all time to the stage! Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. The beloved score's song includes "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,""This Nearly Was Mine," and "There is Nothing Like a Dame." Based on James Michener's Pultizer Prize winning book Tales of the South Pacific, this theatrical gem features music by Richard Rogers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan. Sponsored by Smith Hayes and media sponsors of KLKN-TV and Radio Station B107.3 Tickets can be purchased at TADA.
Having sung in the Lincoln Choral Artists for over twenty years, it is a joy to look back and realize how much we have grown as a viable choir. Each year I look forward to the challenges Dr. Wyman chooses for us.