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The Concordia Choir

Concordia Choir takes their music on the road!

2/23/2024 - 2 minute read

With mid-semester break on the horizon, the Music Department is excitedly awaiting this year's Concordia Choir Tour across California, Arizona, Indiana and Michigan. Serving as this year's annual performance tour, The Concordia Choir, under the direction of Dr. Michael Busch, will travel during the duration of mid-semester break, sharing their musical gifts with others.

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With puppet design by Eve Stanton, "Under The Bed" brings children's stuffed animals to life for memorable adventures!

Penguins, monkeys and monsters “Under The Bed,” oh my!

2/23/2024 - 2 minute read

The childhood dreams of stuffed animals and monsters hiding under the bed are coming to life for the Theatre Department with their upcoming production of “Under The Bed.” Written by Brendan Murray, and directed by Tony Vezner, “Under The Bed” follows brother and sister, Jo and Mo, as they conquer the fear of what's hiding under their bed. Along the way, they meet new friends and take whimsical adventures ranging from the North Pole to the South Seas. 

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Concordia's Men's Chorus is ready to delight audiences on Feb. 10 with their light hearted songs and dances.

Love is in the air for the Music Department

2/9/2024 - 2 minute read

In anticipation of the upcoming February holiday, students in the Music Department are preparing for their “Concert for Valentines.” Featuring the Donne Di Canto women's chorus and the Men's Chorus under the direction of Dr. Clarissa Shan, “A Concert for Valentines” has become a yearly tradition for Concordia and is one of the most well attended and highly anticipated concerts of the Music Department season. 

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photos of students from LEST last year

LEST showcases young artists on Concordia's campus

2/9/2024 - 2 minute read

Concordia Irvine is hosting the Lutheran Elementary School Tournament OC once again this year, where elementary schools from California, Nevada, Arizona and Idaho will be competing in a myriad of events. 

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Directed by Sarah Riper and written by Evan Placey, "Girls Like That" will open on Jan. 19th and run until Jan. 28th.

Who runs the world? "Girls Like That"

1/19/2024 - 2 minute read

In an age in which conversations about mental health, feminism and sexism abound, Concordia’s Theatre Department prepares to send an emotional and moving message with their upcoming production of “Girls Like That” by Evan Placey.

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Borland Manske Music Center

Concordia Music Competition Overview

1/19/2024 - 1 minute read

Concordia is poised to celebrate the profound language of music through its upcoming competition, taking place in the Borland-Manske Center on Jan. 27 and 28. It’s an event that promises to be a symphony of talent and passion.

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Los Posadas event at Rev. Carlos Valazquez's church

"Navidad-A Concordia Christmas" creates joyous music for all

12/8/2023 - 3 minute read

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Concordia’s Music Department is orchestrating a symphony of festivities. From Segerstrom concerts to TV specials, the Music Department is making sure everyone feels the Christmas spirit. This year’s highly anticipated PBS production, "Navidad-A Concordia Christmas," aims to honor the vibrant Latinx culture and traditions.

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Concordia student pictured performing on violin.

Fall Honors Recital 2023: A Crescendo of Musical Excellence

12/8/2023 - 2 minute read

As the academic semester reaches its final notes, Concordia is gearing up for a musical extravaganza with the highly anticipated Fall Honors Recital. This recital will take place on Mon., Dec. 11, at 5 p.m., at the Concordia University Center for Worship and Performing Arts (CU Center). This event promises to showcase the pinnacle of musical talent cultivated on campus.

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Concordia's worship band performing during Chapel

Worship bands provide excellence in music and student leadership

9/22/2023 - 2 minute read

Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10:30 a.m., university facilities are closed, classes are paused and individuals gather in the CU Center for a 25 minute gathering in song, prayer and the Word of God.

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Pictured above: Dr. HyeJung Shin

Concordia's music faculty stepping up to the stand

9/22/2023 - 1 minute read

Over the years, Concordia has executed a variety of musical performances. Traditionally, students are on the frontline, and the faculty and staff fulfill their roles behind the scenes. This year, on Wed., Sep. 27, there is going to be a spin on this tradition.

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