Individuals attending the annual Pops Concert at Concordia University Wisconsin on Friday, October 26 will recognize a number of familiar favorites among the selections to be performed.

“Greatest Hits” is the theme of the approximately 90-minute concert featuring the Symphonic Wind, Symphonic Jazz and Symphonic String Ensembles, and the University Band. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s Chapel of the Christ Triumphant, 12800 North Lake Shore Drive, Mequon. Longtime music department chairman Dr. Louis A. Menchaca directs all of the ensembles, while Mrs. Johanna Anderson conducts the band.

Among the selections that night according to Menchaca are: Suite of Old American Dances (Robert Russell Bennett), Music from Game of Thrones, Viva La Vida (Cold Play), What’s Up at the Symphony (Looney Tunes), and Birk’s Works (Dizzy Gillespie). Adult tickets for the Pops Concert are $8, while youths 17 and under are admitted free.

Other upcoming concerts this fall are:

Selah & Civic Chorale Choirs, Sunday, November 11, 3:30 p.m. Chapel. Selah, now in its seventh year, is a select ensemble for women comprised of 26 students. The Civic Chorale is a blend of Concordia and community vocalists. Tickets are $8 for adults; free for youths 17 and under.

Christ the King Celebration, Sunday, November 18, 3:30 p.m. Chapel. Adult tickets are $8; free for youths 17 and under for this annual celebration marking the last Sunday of the church year.

Christmas at Concordia, Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1. 7:30 p.m. Chapel. Adult tickets are $15; free for youths 17 and under. Everyone attending the concert must have a ticket. Advance tickets will be held at a will-call table in front of chapel and are available for pickup one hour prior to the performance. Tickets purchased by cash or check can be reserved by calling the automated ticket line at 262-243-4444, or by e-mailing

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