Thursday, May 30, 2019

Guest Blogging: singers and supporters

Hey friends! As I write this LCA is finishing up our final fundraising event for the 2019/2020 season with "Give to Lincoln Day." If you would like to contribute please check out our link:

Our singers are our biggest supporters. This summer I will be giving them a voice on this blog to talk really on any subject they would like. I hope this gives you a wider understanding of our incredible group of people who come together to sing and build community.

Please watch for these special blog posts and reach out to us over the summer at all of our social media outlets.

We can be found on FACEBOOK at and our FACEBOOK group

Lincoln Choral Artists Singer, Supporters, and Friends

Our Twitter handle is @LNKNChoir

Our Instagram feed is lnknchoir

Check out a bunch of great videos on our YOUTUBE feed:

Thursday, May 23, 2019

What's Happening for the 2019/2020 Season? We celebrate 40 years!

First of all, I must say thank you to all of you that attended (and participated) in our spring concert last Sunday. The music was beautiful!

One thing that got announced at our concert is some official information about our 40th Anniversary Season 2019-2020.
Our Fall Concert begins with a collaboration with the Lincoln Civic Orchestra who we share our rehearsal evenings with on Thursdays at Nebraska Wesleyan University. We will also be joined by previous Lincoln Choral Artists Artistic Directors, William Wyman and Jon Lauber. They will both have chance to once again lead the choir and orchestra in some wonderful music. We are also invited LCA Alumni singers to participate in this concert. So watch for more details to participate.

Our Holiday Concert will be filled with Chestnuts and Favorites and we will share the stage with Bellissimo, Lincoln's Premier Handbell Ensemble,  as they share secular Holiday tunes.

For our Fundraiser Concert we will be focused on music from the Silver Screen, continuing our theme from this year entitled, The Show Must Go On! We hope to have some very special guests from Lincoln and even from across the country. I can't wait to be able to share more about the possibilities for this great event! #SWmusic #LOTRmusic #everybodylovesjohnwilliams

Our final concert will conclude our season with a special commissioned piece from Lincoln composer, Jean Henderson to celebrate our 40 years of music-making. We will be collaborating with the Lincoln Boys' Choir, and we will present music that looks ahead to our next 40 years.

Stay tuned for some other incredible performances and events related to our celebration season!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Tonight's Collaboration with Ariel Merivil- guest rehearsal conductor

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I am very excited to have Ariel join us at rehearsal tonight. He has become and integral and creative part of the fabric of choral music and church music in Lincoln, NE since he was hired a First Plymouth Church a few years ago. His experience with and excitement for choral singing will be a great part of what he will offer us tonight.
From Ariel's bio:

Ariel Merivil
 Associate Minister of Music

Ariel Merivil, Atlanta, Georgia. Ariel served as Director of Music, Worship, and Administration designing worship, conducting the choral ensembles and leading weekly worship as organist-choirmaster, pianist, and vocalist in Atlanta.

A collegiate and high school choral conductor and instructor, Ariel served the choral departments at Georgia State University and Atlanta Adventist Academy

He frequently served as a collaborative keyboardist for many ensembles and soloists in the southeast including the Georgia Boy Choir, The Wendell P. Whalum Community Chorus and The Sons of Lafayette Men’s Choir. 

Active in the Atlanta music community, Ariel serves as the Repertoire and Resources Chair for Music in Worship for the Georgia Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association and serves on the Executive Committee of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

As a vocalist, Ariel sang with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and with Atlanta’s Chorale—New Creation. 

A passionate and gifted musician, Ariel enjoys leading congregations in diverse and meaningful expressions of music in worship that allow others to experience the divine presence of God in a powerful way.

A graduate of the Georgia State University School of Music, Ariel earned a dual-concentration Master of Music degree in choral conducting and organ performance and also received the Bachelor of Architecture degree from Southern Polytechnic State University (Kennesaw State University). Ariel has an active love for design, photography, and technology and actively competes as an amateur powerlifting athlete with USA Powerlifting.