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First Nations Choral Festival: An Evening of Music by Indigenous Composers

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

First Nations Choral Festival: An Evening of Music by Indigenous Composers

March 5th at 7:30 pm

Saint Paul United Methodist Church located at 1144 M St, Lincoln, NE 68508

Our Westminster choir sounds FANTASTIC and they’re very excited to be singing at this historic event! They will be presenting a Cherokee hymn at the event.

Join us for the first-ever Native American choral festival celebrating the rich heritage of Indigenous composers and artists.

The event will feature performances by students from Standing Bear High School and Lincoln North Star High School, multiple University of Nebraska-Lincoln choirs, Saint Paul United Methodist Church choir, and Westminster Presbyterian Church choir. Nebraska youth poet laureate poet Aliyah AmericanHorse and Indigenous artist Sarah Rowe will also be presenting their work, alongside distinguished guests including UMC Bishop David Wilson and Lakota-Sioux Composer Linthicum Blackhorse.

One of the highlights of the evening will be the world premiere of a newly commissioned Native American choral piece, symbolizing the festival’s commitment to promoting and preserving Indigenous cultural heritage.

“We are thrilled to bring together such a diverse and talented group of artists and performers for the First Nations Festival,” said Mary Young, Festival Coordinator. “This event not only celebrates First Nation composers of choral music but also provides a cross-curricular event that combines legend, music, poetry, and storytelling.”

Join us in honoring Indigenous culture and creativity at the First Nations Festival – an evening that promises to inspire, uplift, and unite communities through the power of music and art.

The event is free, open to the public, and will be live-streamed.

For more information and media inquiries, please contact Mary Young at maryruthyoung95@gmail.com or 585-545-9852. Cover art by Sarah Rowe.


March 5
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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