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Fall Choral Showcase features USD choirs

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota Chamber Singers, Concert Choir and Men’s and Women’s Chorus will come together for an electrifying performance at 3 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 19 at Aalfs Auditorium inside Slagle Hall.

The Fall Choral Showcase will be under the direction of David Holdhusen, Ph.D., director of choral activities and assistant professor of music at USD. This is the first performance of the new academic year for the USD choral program.

In addition to performances featuring master composers Bach, Haydn and Vaughn Williams, the choirs will perform selections from modern repertoire, spirituals and folk songs. The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information about the Fall Choral Showcase or the choral activities program at USD, please contact Holdhusen at or (605) 677-5275. A calendar of choral events is available online at


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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.


Hanna DeLange
USD News