Nebraskats director, 308.865.8610
The University of Nebraska at Kearney 14-voice show choir, the Nebraskats, will perform a variety of holiday music. as well as music made famous by The Manhattan Transfer, Shania Twain and S Club 7, in a 7:30 p.m. concert Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the UNK Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Co-directed by Dr. David Bauer, Dr. Andrew White and Gary Schaaf, the Nebraskats’ show will also include music from Barnum and High School Musical, along with medleys from Cole Porter and selected Motown favorites.The concert is free and open to the public.
All Nebraskats members are full-time students at UNK and represent many areas of study, as well as most areas of the state. The Nebraskats are selected by competitive auditions each spring from among the 50-75 students who audition.
Music performed by the show choir traditionally includes Broadway show tunes, medleys of songs by various composers and popular music from the 1920’s to the 21st. century. Highlights of past years have included performance tours of Japan, China, Germany, England, Austria, Australia, the Czech Republic and Washington, D.C.
Members of the UNK Nebraskats, listed alphabetically by hometown, include:
Cozad – Michaela Nutt
Dalton – Blake Thompson
Elkhorn – Tyler Kaufmann
Grand Island – Russtanna Faimon, Alicia Spelts and Rutheah
Kearney – Tray Henricksen, Clifford Holman, James Jelkin,
Samantha Jenny, McKenna Murphy
Omaha – Alexander Ritter
Seward – Katherine Bauer
Performing with the Nebraskats are members of the UNK Nebraskats band,
who are listed below, alphabetically by hometown:
Cozad- Dillon Riley, guitar, and Dirk Riley, drums
Kearney- Mandy West, piano
Lincoln- Paul Ewalt, keyboard