Who are we?
The Lincoln Continentals are a non-profit men's chorus whose mission is to preserve an American art form: barbershop harmony. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for participants of all ages to sing together in harmony. We serve our community through performances, educational camps and clinics, and charitable giving in Lincoln and its surrounding areas.
Founded in 1946, the Continentals are proud to be the Lincoln, NE chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. The Continentals host a variety of performances each year, including their annual Spring and Christmas shows, singing valentines, sporting events, and church services.
The chapter experienced a dramatic revival with the addition of director Todd Krier in 2013. His infectious energy and ambition opened the chorus to a deluge of new, young members, pouring in from every background and profession.
Todd Krier graduated high school from Emery, South Dakota in 1997. He studied choral music with Dr. Charles Canaan at south Dakota State where he graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education degree in 2002. Krier then received his Masters in Music Education from the University of South Dakota in 2005. He was named Teacher of the Year at West Central High School in Hartford, South Dakota, where he taught K-12 vocal music for 3 years. Krier moved to Albuquerque with his wife Kelly and taught at Eisenhower Middle School for 2 years before transitioning to Eldorado High School for 4 years as the Director of Choral Activities, winning numerous show choir competitions as well as claiming first place 2 years in a row at the New Mexico State Concert Choir Competition. Currently, Krier is most excited to be the Director of Choral Activiites at Pius X High School in Lincoln, NE.
Jordan Zimmerman was named co-director in December 2016 after 3 years as the chorus's assistant director and lead section leader. Jordan joined the Continentals in 2010, and studied voice with Boyd Bacon at Nebraska Wesleyan University until his graduation in 2014. He sang with many quartets in high school, and his collegiate quartet Shades of Blue was was favorite of the University's alumni. Shades of Blue performed for the university's 125 anniversary celebration, toured with the Touch of Class jazz choir, and traveled to Sweden and Estonia with the University Choir. Jordan currently works at Doane University as an adjunct professor of voice.