Holiday concert planned at Northeast Community College


Special to the Viewpoint

NORFOLK – The music department at Northeast Community College invites everyone to get in the holiday spirit with a concert to be held next week.

The Northeast Community College Holiday Concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Monday, December 9, at 7 p.m., in the Cox Activities Center Theatre on the Norfolk campus.

The college/community concert band and concert choir will take the stage. Two brass ensembles and a woodwind ensemble will also be a part of the program.

Vocal selections, directed by Stewart Cramer, director of vocal activities, will include “In the Bleak Midwinter,” by Sally DeFord and featuring Kathi Angeroth on violin; “Christmas in about 3 minutes,” by Mark Weston; Conventry Carol, a traditional carol; “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas,” arranged by Jill Gallina, featuring Seth Rivest on tuba and Dalton Rath on xylophone; and “The Work of Christmas,” by Dan Forrest.

Margaret Schultz is the accompanist.

With Kevin McLouth, director of instrumental activities as director, the Northeast College/Community Concert Band will be performing “Christmas Declarations,” by Robert W. Smith, “Toboggan Ride,” by Stan Applebaum, and “Jubilant Holiday,” by Sean O’Loughlin. A “Christmas Sing-a-Long,” arranged by James Ployhar, will be performed and include participation by the band, choir and audience.

Members of the Concert Choir include:

Alto – KC Carey, Norfolk; Marissa Carr, Norfolk; Kaycee Grotelueschen, Leigh; Mallori Hinkel, Madison; Abigail Lewis, Norfolk; Alexis Loutzenhiser, Norfolk; Maleah Sheets, Tekamah; Hannah Vokoun, Chelsea, IA.

Soprano – Hannah Brady, Neligh; Madison Burns, Pender; Erika Burritt, Osceola; Haley Chambliess, West Point; Amber Foland, Genoa; Shelby Laird, Pender; Haley Lidgett, Norfolk; Megan McWhorter, Neligh; Cecelia Ponce, Hartington; Kristen Versaw-Pence, Seward.

Tenor – Jacob Bear, Winnebago; Drake Boyle, Norfolk; Keelynd Clinton, Chadron; Keean Cruise, St. Edward; Andrés Hughes, Norfolk.

Bass – Trev Clements, Chadron; David McCaffrey, Norfolk; Drew McKellips, Norfolk; Dalton Rath, Randolph; Sheldon Wattier, Norfolk.

Members of the Community/College Concert Band include:

Flute: Audrey Alder, Hoskins; Dacee Hall, West Point; Carrie Jensen, Norfolk; Annika Johansen, Pierce; Virginia Maas, Hoskins; Veronica Peck, Wisner; Britnie Rath, Battle Creek; Marie Scheer, Madison; Linda Steel, Norfolk; Cait von Lau, Creighton.

Oboe: Brooke Painter, Norfolk.

Bassoon: Melora Hirschman, Norfolk, Zaidya Hirschman, Columbus.

Clarinet: Dani Beyer, Neligh; Karen Goetsch, Norfolk; Rosemay Gubbels, Plainview; Ashlyn Hamilton, Verdigre; Andrés Hughes, Norfolk; Wanda Retzlaff, Plainview; Sue Sieler, Norfolk.

Bass Clarinet: Cecelia Ponce, Hartington, Shyann Rohloff, Osmond.

Alto Sax: Isaiah Baker, Hadar; Brittany McConnell, Neligh; Holdon Vavricek, Shelby.

Tenor Sax: Andrew Sanderson, Neligh; Tory  Stevens, Creighton.

Baritone Sax: Ryan Ginn, Norfolk.

Trumpet: Chris Asbury, Norfolk; Kelly Ashbury, Norfolk; Marty Beyer, Neligh; Sarah Harrod, Norfolk; Lynn Matthies, Norfolk; Susie Rose, Norfolk; Curtis Stevens, Creighton; Les Swanson, Norfolk; Hannah Vokoun, Chelsea, IA; Becky Walter, Norfolk; Rachelle Winter, Norfolk.

Horn: Brian Hirschman, Norfolk; Pat Leavell, Norfolk; Zia Moore, Neligh.

Trombone: Josh Fulton, Norfolk; Ken Hamsa, Norfolk; Randy Neuharth, Norfolk; Troy Pearson, Chambers; Levi Suing, Crofton.

Euphonium: Riley Montoya, Newman Grove; Christalin Ginn, Norfolk.

Percussion: Hunter Celesky, Wahoo; Malcolm Opoku, Lincoln; Dalton Rath, Randolph; Jeremy von Lau, Creighton; Gabe Knepp, Osmond.