Concert Choir

High School Chorale is a music elective offered to students in grades 9-12.  Members meet one period per day to prepare for on and off campus performances. Chorale rehearsals are devoted to the development of choral ensemble techniques, the strengthening of individual voices and the nurturing of musicianship. Annual on campus performances include the Fall Sampler, Christmas and Spring Concerts as well as Graduation. Select groups may be chosen from the Chorale to perform separately as a Jazz Ensemble, Praise Team or Special Ensemble for various music competitions.

Chorale students share their talents and witness their faith off campus by providing service music at least once during the school year for each of Lincoln Lutheran’s association churches. As a “fun fundraiser” we delivered nearly eighty Singing Valentines in the Lincoln/Seward communities this past year. Proceeds will help defray the cost of our choir/band tour in Spring 2009, but the greatest benefit of the event is the joy we share in song!

Our Music Department had the privilege of hosting Conference Music in March, 2008. Chosen to participate in this special honor choir were:  Sarah Lohmeyer, Olivia Oetting, Jenna Carlin, Jenna Ripke, Trevor Bohlender, Tyler Nicholas and Preston Holley.  Jenna Ripke also earned the distinction of being selected for the All State Choir. 

At the annual District Music Event, the LLHS Chorale enjoys a long standing tradition of receiving excellent and superior ratings.  Individual vocal soloists also earning honors include:

Olivia Oetting, Jenna Ripke, Trevor Bohlender, Tyler Nicholas.  Ten students were also selected to participate in an honor choir for Concordia University’s Annual Fine Arts Celebration held at the Lied Center. 

The development of all this musical talent begins in our middle school!  The 6th Grade Choir and 7th-8th Grade Choir each earned blue ribbons at Concordia’s “Gathering of the Talents”. A number of individual soloists also received top ratings at Concordia and the Malcolm Middle School Music Festival.  Tanner Bohlender, Clara Rich, and Emily Swearer were selected through audition for the Heartland Middle School Honor Choir hosted by the University of Nebraska in Omaha.

Our vocal music department also partnered with our drama department to present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” …a truly amazing experience!

We enthusiastically look forward to each new school year with a desire to “Sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done marvelous things!”