Area musicians to perform in musical concert and variety show

The Pawnee County Arts Council will be hosting musical talent from the Sabetha and Bern area in a musical concert and variety show at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the United Methodist Church, 849 F in Pawnee City, Neb.

The Bern Apostolic Christian Men’s A Cappella Choir has members ranging from high school age to 84. Their director is Michael Strahm from Sabetha. The choir has been performing for two years at the Bern Fall Festival of Musical Concert and Variety Show, the Bern Alumni Banquet, the Bern Fourth of July Celebration, various family reunions and at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha.

Guitar solos will be played by George Wykert in different genre of music. Originally from Troy, Wykert has played throughout the Midwest region in a variety of music styles, most notably with the bands The John Harris Group (country/classic rock/folk), Broken and Synesthetic (hard rock), and The Edies (country). He also plays for various churches in the St. Joseph, Mo., area. Currently, Wykert runs a recording studio in Bern, where he is currently working on various projects for others as well as himself.

Three young pianists will perform several pieces.

Alaina Strahm and Alyssa Strahm are two of four siblings and are in eighth grade and 11th grade, respectively, attending Prairie Meadows Private School in Sabetha. They both have been performing in recitals at the Sabetha Middle School auditorium for the past seven years, as well as the Sabetha Apostolic Christian Home and assisted living in Seneca. They both love playing the piano.

Katrina Strahm is the oldest of seven children and is also in eighth grade with Alaina. She has performed at the Bern Fall Festival Musical Concert and Variety Show and in several recitals at the home and middle school in Sabetha. K. Strahm helps with the family dairy farm and loves playing piano and fiddle tunes on her violin, as well as reading.

If you need auxiliary assistance, please contact Virginia Schlender 402-852-2037 by Thursday, Oct. 4.

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