Past Concerts

Spring Concert 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7:30pm
Lawrence Free Methodist Church

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

  • “Sigh No More Ladies,” text by William Shakespeare, music by Rene Clausen
  • Four movements of “Libeslier Walzes,” by Johannes Brahms
    • “Rede Madchen”
    • “Am Gesteine rauscht dit Flut”
    • “Die Grüne Hopfenranke”
    • “Ein kleiner, hübscher Vogel”
  • “O, My Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose,” poem by Robert Burns, music by David Dickau
  • “Dirait-on,” poem by Rainer Maria Rilke, music by Morten Johannes Lauridsen
  • “A Maiden is in a Ring,” English text by Gunilla Marcus, music by Hugo Alfvén
  • “Chindia,” by Alexandru Pascanu
  • “The Road Home,” by Michael Dennis Browne, adapted by Stephen Paulus
  • “Blow the Candles Out,” arranged by Gregg Smith
  • “Sing Me to Heaven,” text by Jane Griner, music by Daniel E. Gawthrop
  • “Weep, O Mine Eyes,” by John Bennet
  • “Jenny,” words by Ryan Kerr, music by Nick Myers
  • “Loch Lomond,” arranged by Jonathan Quick
  • “Frog Went A-Courtin'” arranged by A.P. Jackman

Winter Concert 2016

Saturday, December 10, 7:30pm
Lawrence Free Methodist Church
Winter Concert 2016
Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

  • “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing” by Felix Mendelssohn, arr. by Dan Forrest
  • “Sure On This Shining Night” by Morten Lauridsen (poem by James Agee)
  • “The Shepherd’s Farewell to the Holy Family” by Hector Berlioz (from L’Enfance du Christ)
  • “Lux Aurumque” by Eric Whitacre (poem by Edward Esch; Latin translation by Charles Anthony Silvestri)
  • Gloria by John Rutter
    I. Gloria
    II. Domine Deus
    III. Quoniam tu solus sanctus
  • “The First Noel” English carol, arr. by Dan Forrest
  • “Ave Maria” by Javier Busto
  • “Herself A Rose” by Craig Courtney (poem by Christina Rossetti)
  • “Nanita Lullaby” Spanish carol, arr. by Earlene Rentz
  • “Deck the Halls in ⅞” arr. by James McKelvy
  • “Silent Night” by Franz Gruber, arr. by David Schwoebel

2016 Cabaret Concert: Oh, what a beautiful evenin’

Friday, June 3, 8:00pm
Liberty Hall, Lawrence, KS
Cabaret 2016 poster

  • A medley from Rodgers and Hammerstein, including songs from Oklahoma (hence the name of our concert)
  • A medley from the popular Broadway show, Oliver
  • Several solos, duets, and small group performances
  • “The Circle of Life” from The Lion King
  • “Opening Night” from The Producers
  • “The Avenue Q Theme” from the Broadway Musical Avenue Q
  • “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” from Monty Python’s Spamalot
  • “As If We Never Said Goodbye” from Sunset Boulevard
  • “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from Hairspray

2016 Spring Concert: Our Heritage in Song

Saturday, April 16, 7:30pm
Lawrence Free Methodist Church

Our Heritage in Song poster
Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

  • “O Clap Your Hands” arr. by John Rutter
  • “Ave Regina Coelorum” by James Smith
  • “The Last Words of David” arr. by Randall Thompson
  • “Choose Something Like a Star” words by Robert Frost, music by Randall
    Thompson
  • “Set Me as a Seal” by Richard Nance, words from Song of Solomon
  • “The Ground” by Ola Gjeilo
  • “Making a City” from Phoenix on the Plains by Geoffrey Wilcken
  • “Camptown Races” by Stephen Foster, arr. by Jack Halloran
  • “Tell My Father” from The Civil War: A Musical by Frank Wildhorn, arr. by
    Andrea Ramsey
  • “Tenting on the Old Camp Ground” by Walter Kittridge, arr. by Dale Warland
  • “Shenandoah” – an American Folksong, arr. by James Erb
  • “Will the Circle be Unbroken” – Traditional Appalachian, arr. J. David Moore
  • “Witness” – Traditional Spiritual, arr. by Jack Halloran
  • “Auction Cries” by John Biggs

2015 Winter Concert

Saturday, December 12, 7:30pm
Lawrence Free Methodist Church

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

  • “Make We Joy” by Edwin Fissinger
  • “Ave Maria” by Franz Biebl
  • “Ubi Caritas” by Maurice Duruflé
  • “Beati Quorum Via” by C.V. Stanford
  • Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein
  • “And The Father Will Dance” by Mark Hayes
  • “Mid-Winter” by Bob Chilcott
  • “In dulci jubilo” by Matthew Culloton
  • “Still, Still, Still” arr. by Norman Luboff
  • “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” arr. by Harry Simeone
  • “Auld Lang Syne” arr. by Michael Hanawalt and Justine Sasanfar

40th Anniversary Gala Concert

Sunday April 12, 2015, 3:30pm
Lied Center Lawrence Kansas

Steve Eubank, director
Alyssa Toepfer, soprano; Brian Stranghoner, baritone

  • “One Out of Many” by Geoffrey Wilcken (conducted by the composer)
  • Overture” to Egmont by Ludwig van Beethoven (played by the Lawrence Community Orchestra, conductor Dr. Matthew Smith)
  • A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms

2014 Winter Concert

Saturday, December 13, 7:30pm
Lawrence Free Methodist Church

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

  • “Arise Your Light Has Come” by David Danner
  • “Hodie Christus Natus Est” by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
  • “Alleluia” by Randall Thompson
  • “Hallelujah, Amen” from Judas Maccabaeus by G.F. Handel
  • “Ave Maria” by Serge Rachmaninoff
  • “Hallelujah” from Mount of Olives by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • “Lux Aurumque” by Eric Whitacre
  • “The Awakening: by Joseph H. Martin
  • “How Can I Keep From Singing?” by Robert Lowry, arr. Z. Randall Stroope
  • “Christmas Time Is Here” by Vince Guaraldi, arr. Audrey Snyder
  • “African Noel” by Andre J. Thomas
  • “Carol of the Bells” by M. Leontovich, arr. Peter J. Wilhousky
  • “The First Noel” English carol, arr. by Dan Forrest
  • “Silent Night, Holy Night” by Franz Gruber, arr. David Schwoebel

 

2014 Cabaret – On Broadway!

Friday, June 6, 8:00 pm
Liberty Hall, Lawrence, KS

  • Medleys from Smokey Joe’s Café, Big River, and Ragtime.
    Solos, duets, and small group performances from I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; And the World Goes ’Round; Into the Woods; and Guys and Dolls.

We’d like to thank the following for their auction items: (in no particular order)

2014 Spring Concert

April 12, 2014, 7:30pm
Lawrence Free Methodist Church

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

  • W.A. Mozart, Requiem
    Matthew Kreger, Tenor; Robert McNichols, Jr., Bass
    Megan Helm, Contralto; Alyssa Toepfer, Soprano

2013 Winter Concert

December 14, 2013, 7:30pm
Lawrence Free Methodist Church

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

  • G.F. Handel, Messiah, Part I
    Jonathan Thomas, tenor; Paul Griggsby, bass; Jessica Wagner, mezzo-soprano; Alyssa Toepfer, soprano
  • “Shepherd’s Pipe Carol” by John Rotter
  • “Salvation Is Created” by P. Tschesnokoff
  • “Sure On This Shining Night” by Morten Lauridsen (words by James Agee)
  • “Ding Dong! Merrily On High” arr. David Willcocks
  • “The Snow Carol” by Thomas Juneau
  • “Carol of the Magi” by John Rutter
  • “On Christmas Night All Christians Sing” arr. Howard Helvey
  • “Jingle Bells” by J. Pierpont, arr. David Willcocks

2013 Cabaret Concert

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June 7, 2013, 7:30pm
Liberty Hall, Lawrence, KS

  • “Cabaret” by John Kander
  • “What’ll I Do?” from Irving Berlin’s Music Box Revue of 1924
  • “By George” medley, by George Gershwin
  • “Unforgettable” by Irving Gordon
  • “Moon River” by Henry Mancini, from Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Medley: “The Beatles in Revue,” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
  • “Life is Happiness Indeed, by Leonard Bernstein, from Candide
  • West Side Story medley, by Leonard Bernstein

We’d like to thank the following for their auction items: (alphabetical by individual’s last name or company)

  • Karen Abraham – Meadowlark Music Together, Gift certificate
  • Cecile Carpenter – 9th Wave Accessories, Change purses
  • The Community Mercantile, Merc memberships
  • Doctor Dave, One hour on-site service
  • Anne Egitto – Little Pottery Venture, Sake for One – English porcelain sake bottle and cup hand painted with blue plumflowers and high fired to cone 10 in a gas reduction kiln
  • The Eldridge, $15 gift certificate
  • Geri Hartley, Wine basket, 2 bottles, 8 -cut glass crystal wine glasses and opener
  • Myria Harrison – Sweet Thyme Inc., “Exploring a Gluten Free Lifestyle” E-book (PDF) to be published June 13, 2013 and emailed to the auction winner
  • Katie Hastings Lewis, 60 minute massage
  • Home Sweet Home Dog Resort, Five-day doggie care
  • Brian Horsch, Ceramic Owl Jar with Lid. Redstone clay with glaze, fired to cone 10
  • Marilyn Horsch, Signed, framed 16×20 giclee print on archival quality paper of “Liberty Hall”
  • Kansas Underground Salt Museum, Four adult salt museum passes
  • Kizer Cummings, Freshwater Cultured White Coin Pearl & Sterling Bracelet 7.5″
  • KU Bookstore, Men’s sweatshirt (large) and $25 gift certificate
  • Lawrence Arts Center, $50 gift certificate to a class of the winner’s choice
  • Brad Levy, 16”x16” archival print titled “Fall Fanfare,” in 20” x 20” matte
  • Tony and Robin Michael, Garmin Nuvi 2497LMT 4.3″ GPS navigator
  • Raven Naramore – Hearthkeeper, In-home cooking class for 4-6 people with the theme of your choice, host is responsible for ingredients
  • Om Tree Shala, Three one-month unlimited yoga gift certificates
  • Pachamama’s, $50 gift certificate
  • Karla Peters, 8” x 10” framed, signed floral lithograph from Marlin Art Co, Deer Park, NY; Ratana – artist
  • Ken Ratzlaff, Picture
  • Megan Riley – Green Room Salon, Hair cut
  • Royal Crest Lanes, 20 free bowling games
  • Zach Schneider – Studio Alpha, Three 30-minute training sessions
  • Top Spot Photography, Photo session + print credit
  • Shala Stevenson – Shala Designs, Signed, framed 11 x 14 digitally enhanced photograph, titled “Tee Time,” printed on paper
  • Sarah Trowbridge Alford, Summer Feet package
  • Bobbie Watson, Two lap quilts, one baby/toddler quilt, set of four quilted placemats
  • Don Wolfe, Two framed photographs

2013 Spring Concert

Saturday, April 20, 7:30pm
Lawrence Free Methodist Church

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

  • Randall Thompson, Peaceable Kingdom
  • John Rutter, Requiem

Mary-Elizabeth Thompson, flute; Margaret Marco, oboe; Erin Wood,      harp; Ed Laut, cello; Von Hansen and Mai Tadokoro, percussion

2012 Winter Concert

“Joyful Sounds of the Season”
Saturday, December 8, 7:30pm
Lawrence Free Methodist Church

Encore performance Saturday, December 15
First United Methodist Church, Topeka

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

  • “Christmas Day,” Gustav Holst
  • “Ave Maria,” Anton Bruckner
  • “Ave Maria,” Franz Schubert (arr. Janet Pummill)
  • “Ave Maria,” James A. Smith
  • “Seven Joys of Christmas,” arr. Kirke Mechem
  • “Good Ale,” John Rutter
  • “Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind,” John Rutter
  • “There Is No Rose of Such Virtue,” Marc. A. Hafso
  • “Christmas Time Is Here,” Vince Guaraldi (words by Lee Mendelson), arr. Audrey Snyder
  • “Snowfall,” Claude Thornhill (words by Ruth Thornhill)
  • “The First Noel,” arr. Dan Forrest

2012 Spring Concert

Saturday, April 28, 7:30pm
Lawrence Free Methodist Church

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

  • Carl Orff, Carmina Burana
    Mike Boring, guest accompanist; Vanessa Thomas, soprano;
    Robert McNichols, Jr., baritone; Jonathan Thomas, tenor
    Percussionists: Von Hansen, Doug Perry, Mai Tadokoro, Patrick Timmis, Tai-Jung Tsai

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2011 Winter Concert

“A Festival of Song: Carols from Around the World”
Saturday, December 10, 7:30pm
Lawrence Free Methodist Church

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

  • “African Noel” by André J. Thomas
  • “O Magnum Mysterium” by Ludovico Tommaso da Vittoria
  • “Ave Maria” by Serge Rachmaninoff
  • “Brazilian Psalm” by Jean Berger (words by Jorge de Lima)
  • “L’adieu des bergers à la Sainte Famille”  (“Thou Must Leave thy Lowly Dwelling”) from L’Enfant  du Christ by Hector Berlioz
  • “The Ground” by Ola Gjeilo
  • “Bethlehem Down” by Peter Warlock (poem by Bruce Blunt)
  • “Estampie Natalis” by Václav Nelhybel
  • “The Gift” (traditional Shaker tune: “Simple Gifts”) arr. Bob Chilcott
  • “El Rorro” (traditional Mexican carol) arr. Jeffery Van
  • “El Noi de la Mare” (traditional Catalan lullaby: Carol of the Gifts) arr. John Rutter
  • “Beautiful Savior” by F. Melius Christiansen
  • “Mary’s Little Boy Chile” (Calypso Christmas) by Jester Hairston
  • “Silent Night” by Franz Gruber, arr. David Schwoebel

2011 Cabaret Concert – Tea with the LCC

Sunday, June 5, 4:00pm
Liberty Hall, Lawrence, KS

  • Selections from Les Miserables, My Fair Lady, Andrew Lloyd Weber musicals and others

2011 Spring Concert

Saturday, April 30, 7:30pm
Lawrence Free Methodist Church

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

    • G.F. Handel, Messiah, Parts 1 and 2

Julia Broxholm, soprano; Robert McNichols, Jr., baritone; Ann      Marie Snook, mezzo-soprano; Jonathan Thomas, tenor

2010 Winter Concert

Saturday, Dec. 11, 7:30pm
Lawrence Free Methodist Church

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

  • “Arise, Your Light Has Come” by David Danner
  • “Ubi Caritas” by Maurice Duruflé
  • “The Snow” by Edward Elgar (words by Alice Elgar)
  • “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Randall Thompson
    (poem by Robert Frost)
  • “O Magnum Mysterium” by Morten Lauridsen
  • “Gloria” by Linda Wells
  • “This Christmastide (Jessye’s Carol)” by Donald Fraser (words by Jane McCulloch)
  • “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly” (traditional Polish tune) arr. Grant Cochran
  • “Out of the Orient Crystal Skies” by Richard Zgodava
  • “Still, Still, Still” (Austrian carol) arr. Norman Luboff (words by Marilyn Keith and Alan Bergman)
  • “In A One Horse Open Sleigh” by James Pierpont, arr. Robert De Cormier
  • “I Wish You Christmas” by John Rutter
  • “Silent Night” by Franz Gruber, arr. David Schwoebel

2010 Spring Concert

35th Anniversary Concert, “Our Heritage”
Saturday, April 24, 7:30pm
Lawrence Free Methodist Church

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

  • “All That Hath Life and Breath Praise Ye The Lord!” by René Clausen
  • “As Those Before Me” by Nancy Gruendahl
  • “Hold On” (traditional spiritual) arr. Jester Hairston
  • “And Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide by Leonard Bernstein (words by Richard Wilbur)
  • “Take My Hand and Lead Me” by Friedrich Silcher (translation Jean Janzen)
  • “Tell My Father” from The Civil War by Frank Wildhorn (words by Jack Murphy)
  • “Song of Democracy” by Howard Hanson (poem by Walt Whitman)
  • “Stomp Your Foot” from The Tender Land by Aaron Copland (words by Horace Everett)
  • “Homeland” by Gustav Holst, arr. Z. Randall Stroope
  • “The Pasture” from Where the Earth Meets the Sky by Z. Randall Stroope (poem by Robert Frost)
  • “Making A City” from Phoenix of the Plains by Geoffrey Wilcken
  • “Auction Cries” by John Biggs
  • “Battle Hymn of the Republic” by Julia Ward Howe, arr. Peter Wilhousky

2009 Winter Concert

Saturday, December 12, 7:30pm
Lawrence Free Methodist Church

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

  • “Hodie, Christus Natus Est” by Healey Willan
  • “Three Kings” by Healey Willan (words by Laurence Housman)
  • Gloria by Francis Poulenc
  • Ringeltänze by Libby Larsen
  • “Angels We Have Heard On High” (traditional French carol) arr. Craig Courtney
  • “Twelve Days of Christmas” (traditional) setting by Tom Mitchell
  • “Silent Night” by Franz Gruber, arr. David Schwoebel
  • Intermission music by the “Celebration Ringers,” First United Methodist Church

2009 Spring Concert

Saturday, April 4, 7:30pm
Lawrence Free Methodist Church

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

  • Franz Schubert, Mass in G (edited by Robert Shaw & Alice Parker)
  • Gabriel Fauré, Requiem (edited by John Rutter)

Douglas Lawrence, bass; Elisa Bickers, organ

2009 Cabaret Concert— “Songs of Broadway”

Friday, May 29, 8:00 pm
Maceli’s Restaurant, Lawrence, KS

  • Stephen Sondheim medley: songs from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Follies, A Little Night Music, and Company.
  • “Tell My Father,” from The Civil War
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein medley: songs from The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, South Pacific, Carousel, The King and I, and State Fair.

2008 Winter Concert

Saturday, December 13, 8:00 pm
Lawrence Free Methodist Church

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

  • Antonio Vivaldi, Gloria

Chris Harnden, violin; Kenya Patzer, violin; Carrie Rohr, viola;
Jesse Henkensiefken, cello; Jim Mosher, oboe

  • “Wassail Song”  (traditional English) arr. Edwin Fissinger
  • “There Is No Rose” (15th century) arr. Alan Smith
  • “Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming” (15th century)
  • “Herself A Rose,” arr. Craig Courtney (words by Christina Rossetti)
  • “The Holly and the Ivy” (traditional English) arr. Alice Parker and Robert Shaw
  • “The Cherry Tree Carol” (traditional English), arr. David Willcocks
  • “the little tree” (poem by e.e. cummings; music by Steve Heitzeg)
  • “O Tannenbaum” (traditional German)
  • “Here We Come A-Caroling” (collection of British carols), arr. Douglas Wagner
  • “Silent Night” by Franz Gruber, arr. David Schwoebel

2008 Spring Concert

“Songs of Nature”
Saturday, April 26, 8:00 pm
Lawrence Free Methodist Church

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

  • “Winds of May” by Williametta Spencer (words by James Joyce)
  • Where the Earth Meets the Sky, trilogy by Z. Randall Stroope:
  • “In Time of Silver Rain” (words by Langston Hughes); “The Pasture” (words by Robert Frost); “Song of the Earth” (traditional Mohawk)
  • Songs of Nature by Antonin Dvorak (words by Vitzslav Halek): “Melodies Steal Into My Heart,” “Vesper Bells Ring,” “Golden Sunlight,” “Slender Young Birch”
  • “Sure on This Shining Night” by Samuel Barber (words by James Agee)
  • “Choose Something Like A Star” by Randall Thompson (words by Robert Frost)
  • “The Man in the Moon” by Raymond Liebau (words by Ruth Liebau)
  • “Blue Skies” by Irving Berlin, arr. Steve Zegree
  • “Over the Rainbow” by Harold Arlen, arr. Mark Hayes (words by E.Y. Harburg)
  • “It’s A Grand Night For Singing” by Richard Rodgers (words by Oscar Hammerstein II)

2007 Winter Concert

“A Ceremony of Carols”
Saturday, December 8, 7:30 pm
Lawrence Free Methodist Church

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

  • “Glory to God” (from The Messiah) by George Frideric Handel
  • “Ave Maria” by Javier Busto
  • “Ubi caritas” by Maurice Duruflé
  • “Lux Aurumque” by Eric Whitacre
  • Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten
  • “Hallelujah” (from Mount of Olives) by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • “Thou Must Leave Thy Lowly Dwelling” (from L’Enfance du Christ) by Hector Berlioz
  • “Star Carol” by John Rutter
  • “Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind” by John Rutter
  • “Good Ale” by John Rutter
  • “Silent Night” by Franz Gruber, arr. by David Schwoebel

Concert Program (.pdf)

2007 Spring Concert

Saturday, April 28, 8:00 pm
Lawrence Free Methodist Church
Monday, April 30, 7:30 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, Topeka

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah

Lee Snook as Elijah; Eleanor Duguid and Sandra Walton, sopranos;
Wendie Wilcken, alto; Scott Haines, tenor
Chris Harnden and Eric Williams, violin; Carrie Rohr, viola;
Brenda Allen, cello; Geoffrey Wilcken, piano

Concert Program (.pdf)

2006 Winter Concert

Saturday, December 9, 7:30 pm
Lawrence Free Methodist Church

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

  • “Make We Joy” by Edwin Fissinger
  • “O Magnum Mysterium” by Ludovico Tommaso da Vittoria
  • “Hodie!” by John Leavitt
  • “Sanctus” (from Requiem) by Maurice Duruflé
  • “Rejoice in the Lamb” by Benjamin Britten (words by Christopher Smart)
  • “Alleluia” by Paul Basler
  • “Harambee” by Dorothy Winbush Riley
  • “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Ives, arr. Paul C. Echols
  • “Donkey Carol” by John Rutter
  • “Still, Still, Still” arr. by Norman Luboff
  • Carol Cluster sing-along of traditional carols
  • “Silent Night” by Franz Gruber, arr. David Schwoebel

Concert Program (.pdf)

2006 Spring Concert

Saturday, April 29, 8:00 pm
Lawrence Free State High School
Encore performance Monday, May 1, 7:30 pm
Grace Episcopal Cathedral in Topeka

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

  • Johannes Brahms, Requiem

Brian Stranghorner, baritone; Julia Broxholm, soprano;
Nathanael May, first piano; Geoffrey Wilcken, second piano

Concert Program (.pdf)

2005 Winter Concert

“A Celebration of the Season”
Saturday, December 10, 7:30 pm
First United Methodist Church, Lawrence

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

  • “Arise, Your Light Has Come” by David Danner
  • “Hodie Christus natus est” by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
  • “The Lamb” by John Tavener
  • “Resonet in laudibus” arr. by John Leavitt
  • Christmas Cantata by Daniel Rogers Pinkham
  • “Shepherd’s Pipe Carol” by John Rutter
  • “Ye Shall Have A Song” by Randall Thompson
  • “Out of the Orient Crystal Skies” by Richard Zgodava
  • A Feast of Carols by Randol Alan Bass
  • “Silent Night” by Franz Gruber, arr. David Schwoebel

Concert Program (.pdf)

2005 Spring Concert

“Choral Music 1854-2004”
featuring a Tribute to Lawrence: Phoenix of the Plains
Saturday, April 30, 8:00 pm
Lawrence Free State High School
Encore performance Monday, May 2, 7:30 pm
Grace Episcopal Cathedral in Topeka

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

  • Selections from Liebeslieder Waltzes by Johannes Brahms
  • “Dieu! Qu’il la fait bon regarder!” by Claude Debussy
  • “Ave Maria” by Serge Rachmaninoff
  • “Choose Something Like A Star” by Randall Thompson (words by Robert Frost)
  • “O Clap Your Hands” by John Rutter
  • “The Pasture” by Z. Randall Stroope (words by Robert Frost)
  • Phoenix of the Plains by Geoffrey Wilcken
  • “Gentle Annie” by Stephen Foster
  • “The Gondoliers” by William Schwenk Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan
  • “Humming Chorus” from Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini
  • “Brothers Sing On” by Edvard Grieg
  • “Zion’s Walls” by Aaron Copeland
  • Selections from Show Boat by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein

Concert Program (.pdf)

2004 Winter Concert

Saturday, December 11, 7:30 pm
First United Methodist Church, Lawrence

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken accompanist

  • J. S. Bach, Christmas Oratorio (selections)
  • G. F. Handel, Messiah (selections)
  • “African Noel,” by Andre J. Thomas
  • “Estampe Natalis,” by Vaclav Nelhybel
  • “Hosanna” by René Clausen
  • Carol sing-along: “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “The First Noel,” “Away in a Manger,” “Joy to the World”

Concert Program (.pdf)

2004 Spring Concert

Saturday, April 24, 8:00 pm
Free State High School, Lawrence

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

  • W.A. Mozart, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Lawrence Chamber Orchestra
Steven Elisha, guest conductor

  • W.A. Mozart, Requiem

Lynda Canaday, soprano; Elizabeth Schellman, alto;
Bob Franz, tenor; James Smith, bass

2003 Winter Concert

Saturday, December 13, 7:30 pm
First United Methodist Church, Lawrence

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

    • “Catalonian Carol” arr. by Dale Warland (words by Melva Rorem)
    • “Verbum caro factum est” by Hans Leo Hassler
    • “Ave Maria” by Anton Bruckner
    • “Agnus Dei” from Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber
    • “Gloria” by John Rutter

Katie Weybrauch, soprano; Diana Ice, soprano; Tanya Low, alto

    • “Riu, Riu, Chiu” (anonymous)

Jim Smith, baritone; Dee Hansen, soprano; Karen Abraham, soprano

    • “Hallelujah” from Mount of Olives by Ludwig van Beethoven
    • “Brazilian Psalm” by Jean Berger
    • “The Three Kings” by Healey Willan (words by Laurence Housman)
    • “Mid-winter” by Bob Chilcott (words by Christina Rossetti)
    • “Carol of the Bells” by M. Leontovich (words by Peter Wilhousky)
    • “Carol of the Drum” by Katherine K. Davis
    • “Deck the Halls” arr. by Geoffrey Wilcken
    • “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Ken Darby

Mike Boring, baritone; Bob Franz, tenor

  • “Silent Night” by Franz Gruber, arr. David Schwoebel

2003 Kansas Choral Directors Association

Summer Convention Concert
Grace Episcopal Cathedral, Topeka
Thursday, July 10, 7:30 pm

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

  • “Cry Out and Shout” by Knut Nystedt
  • “Exultate Deo” by Alessandro Scarlatti
  • “Ave Maria” by Tomas Luis de Victoria
  • “Sanctus” and “Gloria” from Mass for the Modern Age by Geoffrey Wilcken
  • “Saul” by Egil Hovland
  • “The Best of Rooms” by Randall Thompson
  • “Deep River” spiritual arr. by André Thomas
  • “Witness” spiritual arr. by Jack Halloran

2003 Spring Concert

Saturday, April 26, 8:00 pm
Free State High School, Lawrence

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

  • “Exultate Deo” by Alessandro Scarlatti
  • “Ave Maria” by Tomas Luis de Victoria
  • “Stabat Mater” from Quattro Pezzi Sacri by Giuseppe Verdi
  • Geoffrey Wilcken, Mass for the Modern Age (World Premiere)
  • “Cry Out and Shout” by Knut Nystedt
  • “Saul” by Egil Hovland
  • “The Best of Rooms” by Randall Thompson
  • “Psalm 100” by René Clausen
  • “The Awakening” by Joseph M. Martin
  • “Witness” spiritual arr. by Jack Halloran
  • “Deep River” spiritual arr. by André Thomas
  • “Cindy” American folk song arr. by Mack Wilberg

2002 Winter Concert

“A Magnificent Christmas”
Sunday, December 15, 3:00 pm
First United Methodist Church, Lawrence

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

    • “Processional Alleluia” by C. Harry Causey
    • “Magnificat” by John Rutter

Leah Koesten, soprano; Geoff Wilcken, organist

    • “Tomorrow Shall be My Dancing Day” English carol arr. by John Rutter
    • “El Rorro” Mexican carol arr. by Jeffrey Van
    • “La Nana” Spanish carol arr. by Evy Lucio

Karen Abraham, soprano

    • “Gloria A Dios” by Michael D. Mendoza

Diana Ice, soprano; Tanya Low, alto; Bob Franz, tenor; Mike Boring,      bass

  • “little tree” by Steve Heitzeg (words by e.e. cummings)
  • “Shepherds, Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep” Besancon carol arr. by Robert Scholz
  • “Silent Night” by Franz Gruber, arr. David Schwoebel
  • “The Twelve Days of Christmas” traditional carol arr. by Tom Mitchell

2002 Spring Concert

“A Celebration of Psalm and Song”
Saturday, April 27, 7:30 pm
Central Junior High School, Lawrence

Steve Eubank, director
Geoff Wilcken, accompanist

    • “Sing Joyfully” (Psalm 81:1-4) by William Byrd
    • “Salvation is Created” (Psalm 74:12) by Pavel Chesnokov
    • “Salmo 150” (Psalm 150) by Ernani Aguiar
    • “Last Words of David” (II Samuel, 23:3-4) by Randall Thompson
    • Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein

University of Kansas dancers; choreography by Muriel Cohan and      Patrick Suzeau; Daniel Potter and Quinn Wasson (members of the      Lawrence Children’s Choir), boy sopranos; Diana Ice, soprano;      Nancy Cornish, alto; Bob Franz, tenor; James Smith, bass

  • “Blow the Candles Out” arr. by Gregg Smith
  • “The Man in the Moon” by Ruth and Raymond Liebau
  • “A Red, Red Rose” by James Mulholland
  • “Sigh No More Ladies” by René Clausen
  • “How Can I Keep From Singing” arr. by Z. Randall Stroope
  • “Elijah Rock” arr. by Moses Hogan
  • “Homeland” arr. by Z. Randall Stroope

Notable Past Performances

2001 Francis Poulenc, Gloria
2000 Ludwig van Beethoven, Missa Solemnis, opus 123
1999 Giuseppe Verdi, Te Deum
1998 Ralph Vaughan Williams, Mass in G minor
1997 Johannes Brahms, Requiem (with Lawrence Chamber Players)
1996 Samuel Barber, “Agnus Dei” from Adagio for Strings
1995 Anton Bruckner, “Os justi meditabitur”
1994 Franz Schubert, Mass in A-flat major
1993 John Rutter, Requiem
1992 Giovanni Gabrieli, “Come Let Us Sing”
1991 W.A. Mozart, Requiem
1990 Felix Mendelssohn, Elijah
1989 Aaron Copland, “The Promise of Living” from The Tender Land
1988 J.S. Bach, Magnificat
1987 Howard Hanson, Song of Democracy
1986 Igor Stravinsky, Symphony of Psalms
1985 John Rutter, Gloria
1984 Maurice Duruflé, Requiem
1983 Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Midnight Mass for Christmas Eve
1982 Benjamin Britten, Choral Dances from Gloriana
1981 Giuseppe Verdi, Stabat Mater
1980 Francis Poulenc, “Vinea mea electa”
1979 Randall Thompson, The Peaceable Kingdom
1978 Giovanni Gabrieli, Jubilate Deo
1977 Franz Joseph Haydn, The Creation
1976 Robert Schumann, “Zigeunerleben”
1975 J.S. Bach, Cantata no. 80, “Ein feste Burg”


Directors

past and present

Steve Eubank (Topeka High School), 2002-present
Robert Reid (First United Methodist Church), 1993-2002
Joel Panciera (First United Methodist Church), 1990-93
John Buehler (Baker University), 1985-90
Daniel Politoske (University of Kansas), spring 1985
George Lawner (University of Kansas), fall 1984
Patricia Boyd, pops concert, June 1983
Leon Burke III, 1983-84
Maribeth Kirchhoff Crawford (University of Kansas), 1976-83
Lewis Tilford (Lawrence Public Schools), 1975-76
Leslie Adams (University of Kansas), spring 1975