The ensemble begins its travels on Friday, March 3 with a 7:30 p.m. performance at Augustana Lutheran Church in Sioux City, Iowa. The concert is part of an annual spring tour by the Chamber Singers and their conductor, David Holdhusen, Ph.D.

“Our students will have an opportunity to perform in multiple venues with different acoustics,” said Holdhusen, associate professor of music and Director of Choral Activities at USD. “Because we are on the road for the entire week, the students have the opportunity to work like professional performers. I think that is an important experience for our young musicians, and something they will really enjoy.”

Admission is free to all of the Chamber Singers’ performances; however, a freewill offering will be collected at each venue.

This year’s musical program, “Circle of Life,” includes classical and contemporary musical selections spanning a variety of languages and cultures.

Here is the concert schedule:

March 4, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Cherokee, Iowa, 1 p.m.
March 4, Ed and Betty Wilcox Performing Arts Center, Algona, Iowa, 7:30 p.m.
March 5, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Bancroft, Iowa, 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
March 5, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, 7:30 p.m.
March 6, Wesley United Methodist Church, Bloomington, Illinois, 7 p.m.
March 7, Winnetka Congregational Church, Winnetka, Illinois, 7 p.m.
March 9, Kasson-Manotorville High School, Kasson, Minnesota, 7 p.m.
March 10, 1st Congregational Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 7:30 p.m.

For more information about University Music Ensembles, please visit the Department of Music's website. For information about the Chamber Singers’ 2017 Spring Tour, please contact Holdhusen at (605) 677-5275 or email

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