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Our History

Lincoln Choral Artists, is an adult community choir of 50 to 60 auditioned singers from Lincoln and the surrounding areas. LCC was founded in 1979 at Union College, as a part of the Lincoln Civic Experience.

In 1992, the Lincoln Civic Choir, presented the area premiere of Ron Nelson's "Te Deum Laudamus" with the Military Band of the Heartland along with one of the first performances of Omaha composer Randall Stroope's "Hodie" with the Plymouth Brass. In the spring of 1995, the choir appeared in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City along with the NWU Choir, the choirs of the four Lincoln public high schools and New York's Westside Orchestra. We also performed the piece in Lincoln with the Lincoln Symphony. In May, 1997, the choir performed with the Military Band of the Heartland in a concert featuring the music of Howard Hansen.

LCC regularly joined the Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir and Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra in concerts at the Lied Center and other performance venues. Recent performances of this type have included Rachmaninoff's "Vespers," Orff's "Carmina Burana" and Mozart's "Grand Mass in C Minor." In March, 2006, the choir made its first guest appearance with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra.

Each season LCA offers three core concerts. A fall concert features lighter music, soloists from the choir, and guest artists. The holiday concert offers seasonal music, some of which includes other ensembles from the Lincoln area, including the Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir. The spring concert celebrates choral singing with a wide ranging repertoire in collaboration with an area school choir.

Singing Memories: My mother was in hospice and I was singing her the old hymns that she loved and playing my autoharp. The woman in the next room asked, “What channel is that on?” She thought it was on TV. The nurse opened the doors between rooms so she could hear too.


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