Jul 16, 2012
 

Aalfs Auditorium at USD to host 39th Honor Choir Concert on Aug. 3

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota and the South Dakota American Choral Director’s Association will present the 39th annual South Dakota Honor Choir Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3 at Aalfs Auditorium inside Slagle Hall on the USD campus.
 

Guest conductor Dr. Lynne Gackle of Baylor University and 150 of South Dakota’s best high school choral musicians will perform several classical and contemporary musical selections. Recent USD graduate and Yankton native Scott Arens will serve as accompanist for the performance. Tickets are $10 for general admission seating and will be available beginning at 6:30 p.m. the day of the show.

Hundreds of students from across the state auditioned for the South Dakota All State Honor Choir. Students chosen for the choir will begin six days of rehearsal on Sunday, July 29 at the Muenster University Center Ballroom. Activities throughout the week for the choir members include a dance, talent show, movies and a barbecue.

Under the leadership of the South Dakota American Choral Directors Association, the South Dakota All-State Honor Choir – formed in 1974 – provides a quality musical experience for the state’s top high school vocalists. Current president of SD-ACDA is Dr. David Holdhusen, director of choral activities at USD. The annual summer event is hosted at one of South Dakota’s universities or colleges with the choir conducted by some of the nation’s finest musical directors. This is the second consecutive year and sixth time overall that USD has hosted this prestigious choral event.

For more information about the 39th annual High School Honor Choir Concert at USD, please contact Holdhusen at (605) 677-5721 or e-mail David.Holdhusen@usd.edu. For more information about music at USD, contact the Department of Music at (605) 677-5274 or e-mail music@usd.edu.

 
About The University of South Dakota
 
Founded in 1862, The University of South Dakota is designated as the only public liberal arts university in the state and is home to a comprehensive College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, the state's only School of Law, School of Medicine, the accredited Beacom School of Business and the College of Fine Arts. USD has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students taught by more than 400 faculty members. More information is available at www.usd.edu/press/news.

This material is available in an alternate format upon request. Please contact University Relations at 605-677-5759. If you are a person with a disability and need a special accommodation to fully participate in any university activity or event, please contact Disability Services at 605-677-6389 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the event, so that appropriate arrangements may be made.
 

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Phillip Carter
The University of South Dakota
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