Handel’s Messiah and Dixit Dominus
Sun | Nov 27 | 3:00pm

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, and Thanksgiving Sunday brings Lincoln’s annual performance of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah. This tradition continues in 2016 with Abendmusik’s newly appointed chamber choir in residence, sounding light. Conducted by Tom Trenney and accompanied by Abendmusik’s chamber orchestra, sounding light will also perform Handel’s rarely performed masterwork, Dixit Dominus. For the grand finale, the audience will be invited to join in singing the heroic “Hallelujah” Chorus. 

For tickets: 402-476-9933 or abendmusik.org
$20 Ad | $15 Se | $10 St

O Come, Let Us Adore Him
Sun | Dec 11 | 4:00pm  &  Mon | Dec 12 | 7:00pm

Gather around the manger with Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, kings, and angels as we honor the true gift of Christmas. The Plymouth Choir, Plymouth Ringers, and Abendmusik Orchestra shepherd our musical journey to Bethlehem. Reawaken your Christmas spirit as the angelic music and hopeful message encourage us all to return the love and adoration that first came to us, wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. 

For tickets: 402-476-9933 or abendmusik.org
$20 Ad | $15 Se | $10 St

Last Blast! With The Plymouth Brass
Sat | Dec 31 | 8:00pm

Haven’t decided yet what you’re doing New Year’s Eve? Don’t worry. Abendmusik has plans for you. Bring your friends and family to experience the delightful stylings and heartwarming spirit of the Plymouth Brass, led by guest conductor and saxophonist David Sharp. The musicians will be accompanied by celebrated young organ virtuoso David von Behren, recently named by The Diapason as one of America’s most promising young organists. David comes home to Nebraska to join the trumpets, trombones, tubas, horns and drums for Lincoln’s last blast of 2016! 

For tickets: 402-476-9933 or abendmusik.org
$20 Ad | $15 Se | $10 St

Nordic Choir from Luther College
Fri | Feb 3 | 7:30pm

Founded in 1946, the Luther College Nordic Choir enjoys international acclaim as a premier collegiate choral ensemble in the United States. Nordic Choir has toured extensively, including performances at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, LA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the Mormon Tabernacle. Traditions within the Nordic Choir include holding hands during all performances, the sapphire blue velvet robes, and singing Pavel Chesnokov’s O Lord God as the signature benedictory since 1948. Come experience one of America’s richest choral traditions. 

For tickets: 402-476-9933 or abendmusik.org
$15 Ad | $10 Se | $5 St

Abendmusik Children’s Choir Festival Concert
Sat | Feb 11 | 12:00pm (noon)

Children grades 3 through 5 are invited to sing with the Omaha Children’s Choir and Nebraska
Academy of Vocal Arts for Abendmusik’s seventh annual Children’s Choir Festival. Fun and
energetic guest conductor Karol Kimmell, Director of Youth and Children’s Music at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia, will lead this year’s festival. 

For clinic participation registration details, contact info@abendmusik.org.

Music lovers of all ages are invited to come and enjoy this truly delightful musical experience at the festival’s FREE midday concert.


My Funny Valentine: An Abendmusik Fundraiser
Tue | Feb 14 | 6:30pm (dinner) & 8:00pm (concert)

Won’t you be Abendmusik’s valentine? Back by popular demand, Tom Trenney serenades concertgoers from the Steinway piano, singing another unique and unexpected collection of love songs from the Great American Songbook. If you enjoy the incomparable melodies and unforgettable lyrics of Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lerner and Lowe, Abendmusik will be your true love this Valentine’s Day! 

For tickets: 402-476-9933 or abendmusik.org
$50 Dinner and Concert | $25 Concert ONLY

Abendmusik Youth Festival Concert
Tue | Feb 28 | 7:00pm

The combined choirs of Lincoln East and Norris High Schools, accompanied by talented young chamber musicians, perform alongside professional singers and instrumentalists in presenting the beautiful Requiem by Gabriel Fauré. This FREE concert will confirm that the future of choral music in our community is in good hands…and hearts…and voices!


Gloria! A Joyful Choral/Orchestral Celebration
Sun | Apr 30 | 4:00pm

The Abendmusik Chorus and the Concordia University A Cappella Choir join forces in dramatic fashion with the Abendmusik Orchestra in Francis Poulenc’s ebullient and energetic Gloria and Giacomo Puccini’s boisterous, bubbly Messa di Gloria. Soprano Caroline Kouma and tenor Drew Duncan add their powerful and expressive solo voices to the musical merrymaking. Join Abendmusik for a refreshing, exhilarating, uplifting season finale of operatic proportions!

For tickets: 402-476-9933 or abendmusik.org
$20 Ad | $15 Se | $10 St