NSU Chamber Choir to present Bach’s Lunch on March 21

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Chamber Singers will celebrate the 333rd birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach with the eighth annual “Bach’s Lunch” on Wednesday, March 21.

The concert will begin at noon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1620 Milwaukee Ave. S.E.

Bach’s Lunch will feature the NSU Chamber Singers, under the direction of NSU Director of Choral Activities Dr. Timothy Woods.

After the program, the church will provide a light lunch for performers and audience members. Admission is a freewill donation to NSU music scholarships at the door. NSU students are admitted for free.

The concert will feature Isaac Miller, an oboist from Arizona State University. Several NSU music faculty and friends will also perform, including Dr. Kenneth Boulton, dean of the School of Fine Arts and piano; Dr. Darci Bultema, soprano; Dr. Allan Jacobson, professor emeritus and piano; Dr. Robert Vodnoy, violin; JoAnne Barry, piano; and Stuart Davidson, organ; Fred Hemke, piano.

NSU student string players performing under the direction of Vodnoy, NSU professor of strings and music history/director of the Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony, include Xin Wang of Nanjing, China; Leandro Fernandez-Moutin of Rosario, Argentina; and Isaac H. Seaton of Aberdeen.

NSU Chamber Singers


Taylor Brekke, Mobridge

Tierra Decker, Huron @

McKinley Hoselton, Richardton, N.D.

Kori Kerwin, Chamberlain

Amanda McIlravy, Philip

Gillian Roda, Buffalo Gap

Joanna Schleich, Mitchell

Elsa Swanson, Chaska, Minn.

Rosemary Vega, Chaska, Minn.

Annie Woodmansey, Pierre


Lindsey Friedrichsen, Huron

Grace Gasperich, Aberdeen @

Kyndra Kranz, Watertown

Christine Powers, Hot Springs

Tabitha Schmidt, Huron

Rachel Smith, Huron

Brooke Thielbar, Luverne, Minn.

Joni Willoughby, Midland

Grace Woodstead, Cooperstown, N.D.


Patrick Calvillo, Walhalla, N.D.

Grant Duvall, Huron

Adam Henning, Watertown

Harrison Homelvig, Bowman, N.D.

Trey Litwiller, Huron

Dylan Rausch, Yankton

Isaac Seaton, Aberdeen

Tanner Shabot-Shultis, Aberdeen

Tyler Smith, Tea


Brandon Barrett, Britton

Tyler Beck, Leola

Eric Bishop, Rapid City

Kevin Boring, Pierre

MacKinley Bruemmer, LaCrosse, Wis.

John Cassens, Faulkton

Scott Glodt, Hoven

Michael Lytle, Rapid City

Zach Martinmaas, Aberdeen

Adam Rye, Sioux Falls

Salvatore Scavo, Hightstown, N.J.

@ accompanist

For more information about Bach’s Lunch, please contact Woods at Timothy.Woods@northern.edu.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $45 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions