“With so many outstanding choral ensembles in the region, to be chosen truly demonstrates the sustained excellence and dedication of these students,” said conductor David Holdhusen.

Choirs selected for the bi-annual ACDA Conference must submit one selection from each of the past three years to be judged by a panel of respected choral musicians. The chamber singers open the conference with their performance at 9 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 18.


The USD Concert Choir, directed by Timothy Campbell, was asked by the organization to join with the South Dakota Symphony and three other college choirs in the presentation of “Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem,” a powerful work that is operatic in scope, filled with drama and rarely performed. This concert will be presented twice, once at the conference on Feb. 19 and again as part of the SDSO’s regular season Feb. 20. Tickets for the SDSO performance are available at the Washington Pavilion Box Office.


The Chamber Singers and Concert Choir return to Vermillion on Sunday, Feb. 21, for the 3 p.m. USD Spring Choral Showcase in Aalfs Auditorium at Slagle Hall. The concert also features the Vermillion Children’s Choir and Men’s and Women’s Chorus. The choirs will perform music by master composers like Handel and Mozart, as well as modern repertoire, spirituals and folk songs. The concert is free and open to the public. If you would like additional information, please contact David Holdhusen, david.holdhusen@usd.edu or 605-677-5275.


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