Hometown singer to present concert in Osage City

By Dave Azwell
Osage City Area Arts Council

The Osage City Area Arts Council is inviting everyone to a special concert by Osage City native Nick Stoppel. The performance will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, in the Grace Lutheran Church sanctuary, 210 Holliday St., Osage City.

Stoppel is one of three brothers, Kaleb, Nick and Blake, who graduated from Osage City schools. They are the sons of Dwight Stoppel, USD 420 K-8 principal from 1996-2010, and Sheree Stoppel, who also was USD 420 K-6 music teacher for five years and at Emporia High School until 2010. She will be Nick’s accompanist.

Nick graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance with a Bachelor in Music. Since 2008, he’s been a contributor to Kansas City’s thriving arts scene as both a soloist and group member. As a versatile musician with a bass-baritone voice, Stoppel is in his fourth season with the GRAMMY award-winning Kansas City chorale under the direction of the well known Charles Bruffy, and has sung backup for pop and jazz artists Josh Groban and Patty Austin.

Stoppel has performed internationally with the Irish chorus, Anuna, and has toured throughout the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Japan and China with the group. He was recently honored to present at the American Choral Directors Association national conference in Salt Lake City.

In addition to his singing, Nick was a NCAA D-1 decathlete and is currently a personal trainer at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City.

A variety of sounds and styles awaits you with this performance by native son, Nick Stoppel. Admission is by free will donation and refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall afterwards.

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