Chamber Singers to perform at United Church of Christ in Vermillion

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota’s acclaimed vocal ensemble, the Chamber Singers, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17 at the United Church of Christ, 226 E. Main St. in Vermillion.

The program, “Make a Joyful Noise,” includes classical and contemporary musical selections from the Chamber Singers’ recently completed four-state tour that featured select performances in South Dakota, Iowa, Colorado and Wyoming. There is no admission cost for the March 17 concert; however, a freewill offering will be collected. Complementary child care will be provided at the church and copies of the Singers’ most recent CD, “Nature’s Witness,” will also be available.

The premiere vocal ensemble at USD with 30 members, the Chamber Singers is comprised of graduate and undergraduate students selected through auditions from the entire university student body.  Its repertoire, which is primarily a cappella, includes music from the Renaissance to the present in a wide variety of styles.  The Chamber Singers have performed for state and regional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and the Music Educators National Conference, and recorded several choral works for a companion record series to music textbooks used by colleges and universities nationwide.

For more information about University Music Ensembles, please visit www.usd.edu/cfa/Music/ensembles.cfm. You can also follow the Chamber Singers on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/USD-Chamber-Singers/113297502061275.

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