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Wesley Barnes (left) poses with Professor Lori Siekmann (right)

CUI alumnus Wesley Barnes soars into Broadway stardom

11/19/2021 - 2 minute read

Concordia alumnus Wesley Barnes, Broadway performer, currently starring in Broadway’s 50th anniversary tour of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” graced Concordia Theatre Department’s stage in a nostalgic fashion paying it forward to young and upcoming performers. Barnes spared no details as he discussed the grueling process of auditioning, what it takes to “learn the game” in the performance world, as well as taking your success without letting losses weigh you down.

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Concordia Symphony Orchestra practices for the upcoming concert in Zhang Music Hall

Concordia Symphony Orchestra invites you to “Nordic Symphonies”

10/29/2021 - 2 minute read

Concordia Symphony Orchestra calls on the north winds in their performance of two Nordic symphonies on Oct. 30. 

The group will be performing two symphonies in the Nordic Tradition. First is Howard Hanson’s Symphony No. 1, simply entitled “Nordic,” which simulates the harsh beauty of the rugged north. Also being performed is Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 4, “The Inextinguishable” meant to express the varied spirit of life through motion. The concert will be taking place in the CU Center. 

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Last year’s Men’s Chorus prepares for their Fall Choral performance, which was, unfortunately, cancelled in 2020.

Donne Di Canto and Men’s Chorus present the Fall Choral Concert

10/15/2021 - 2 minute read

Concordia’s music program returns in strong form with the Fall Choral Concert, featuring the ensembles of Men’s Chorus and Donne Di Canto. 

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Kai Parham, junior, lead actor of Every Brilliant Thing, pre-show

Every Brilliant Thing: Q&A talkback seals the show

9/24/2021 - 2 minute read

In a not so surprising turn of events, Kai Parham, junior and Theatre major, seals the “Every Brilliant Thing” performance with a Q&A that leaves audience members feeling seen and heard. 

In an intimate and interactive performance, Parham took audience members on a mental health journey that gave them nowhere to hide, resembling a journey through the psyche of the human mind.

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Dr. held leading an orchestral performance in the CU Center

Concordia Wind Orchestra Invitational

10/20/2017 - 1 minute read

Last Tuesday, Oct. 17 Concordia’s Wind Orchestra partnered with local schools and held this year’s first Concordia Wind Orchestra Invitational Concert in the CU Center.

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Logo for the show.

Netflix Original "Atypical" Gains Momentum and Popularity

10/6/2017 - 2 minute read

This week, What's New on Netflix takes a look a Atypical.

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