NSU Choirs to tour eastern South Dakota, culminating in ‘Holiday Home Concert’ on Nov. 30

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Choirs will tour eastern South Dakota Nov. 28-29 and hold their “Holiday Home Concert” on Nov. 30 at First Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen.

The NSU Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Early Musick Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform on tour and the Aberdeen Community Chorus will join the ensembles on their “Holiday Home Concert.”

The NSU Choirs will visit Groton High School in Groton, and Sioux Valley High School in Volga, on Nov. 28. They will then visit Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls, and Brookings High School in Brookings, on Nov. 29.

Concluding their tour, the NSU Choirs will perform their “Holiday Home Concert” at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 at First Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen.

The music for the Tour and Home Concerts will be selected from the following pieces:

Concert Choir will perform “Kyrie and Gloria from Misa Criolla” by Ariel Ramirez; “Fantasia on Christmas Carols” by Ralph Vaughan Williams; “Carol of the Bells” by M. Leontovich arr. by Peter Wilhousky; “Rondes” by Folke Rabe; “O Holy Night” arr. by Jeffrey Haskell; “Ride on King Jesus” by Dominic Gregorio; “My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord” arr. by Moses Hogan; “Wade in the Water” arr. by Ysaye M. Barnwell; and “Seigneur, je vous en prie from Quatre petites prières de Saint François d’Assise” by Francis Poulenc.

Chamber Singers will perform “Only in Sleep” by Eriks Ešenvalds; “Movements III and IV from Songs of Ariel” by Frank Martin; “There Will be Rest” by Frank Ticheli; “The Wexford Carol” arr. by Matthew Culloton; and “In dulci jubilo” arr. by R.L. Pearsall.

The Early Musick Ensemble will perform “Kyrie from Missa La sol fa re mi,” “El Grillo,” and “Scaramella” by Josquin des Prez; “Ave verum corpus” by William Byrd; “Darà la notte il sol from the 6th Book of Madrigals” by Claudio Monteverdi; and “Lamentations of Jeremiah, Part II” by Thomas Tallis.

The Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform “Smack Dab in the Middle” arr. by Damon Meader; “Christmastime is Here” arr. by Steve Zegree; “For Good” arr. by Michael Wheaton; and “Sing We Now of Christmas” arr. by Robert Sterling.

The Aberdeen Community Chorus will perform “Five Carols” by Alfred Burt and “Kyrie from The Coronation Mass” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The NSU Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Early Musick Ensemble are directed by Dr. Timothy Woods. Vocal Jazz Ensemble is led by Dr. Wendy van Gent. The Aberdeen Community Chorus is directed by Richard Wilson.

Admission is a freewill donation to NSU music scholarships at the door. NSU students are admitted for free.

First Presbyterian Church is located at 318 S. Kline St.

Students involved in the concert are listed below by vocal part.


Balie Albrecht, Rapid City      

Alexandra Becht, Clear Lake #!!

Taylor Brekke, Mobridge #*

Allison Bruce, Pierre

Kylee Carlson, Aberdeen

Naomi Davis, Watertown

Tierra Decker, Huron #@

Annabelle Eastman, Aberdeen *

Shelby Glover, Sioux Falls

Mariah Graff, Madison

Justice Haggin, Sioux Falls

Hyejin Han, Dengu, South Korea

Tristen Henke, Center, N.D.

Jini Hong, Seoul, South Korea

McKinley Hoselton, Richardton, N.D. #

Camila Shinoka de Sousa Hyke, Utsunomiya, Japan

Kori Kerwin, Chamberlain

Sara Krebsbach, Rockford, Minn.

Katlynn Loos, Rapid City

Amanda McIlravy, Philip #*!!

Morgan Mewes, Jamestown, N.D.

Christine Powers, Hot Springs #

Brittany Quinn, Timber Lake

Sujin Rah, Anyang, South Korea

Sierra Reed, Rock Rapids, Iowa

Bailey Regynski, Pierre

Gillian Roda, Buffalo Gap !!

Angie Schleich, Mitchell !!

Joanna Schleich, Mitchell #*!!

Katrina Smith, Gettysburg

Kayla Sproles, Sioux Falls *

Elsa Swanson, Chaska, Minn. #!!

Rosemary Vega, Chaska, Minn. #*

Morgan Wilson, Rapid City

Annie Woodmansey, Pierre #

Sowon You, Busan, South Korea       


Seongyoung Ahn, Seoul, South Korea

Matalyn Andersen-Pommer, Watertown

Katie Appl, Aberdeen #*

Taylor Bogue, Aberdeen #

Sungwon Cho, Seoul, South Korea

Tayzia Claymore-Knight, Eagle Butte

Kaycee Cronin, Ft. Pierre       

Lindsey Friedrichsen, Huron #*

Anika Fredrick, Buffalo, Minn.

Grace Gasperich, Aberdeen @!!

Chelsie Gehrke, Clark

Sukyoung Goh, Seoul, South Korea

Megan Hanson, Pierre #*

Alisyn Hof, Dell Rapids          

YouJin Kim, Changwon, South Korea

Brelynn Komrosky, Valley City, N.D.

Kyndra Kranz, Watertown

Kristina Kuzmina, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Miji Lee, Seoul, South Korea

Seonmok Lee, Anyang, South Korea

Xinmin Liu, Nanning, China

Emily Meidinger, Mt. Vernon

Kyungmin Park, Busan, South Korea

Hyojeong Ryu, Busan, South Korea

Tabitha Schmidt, Huron #*@

Rachel Smith, Huron #

Yao Tan, Shanghai, China

Brooke Thielbar, Hardwick, Minn. #*

Wenli Wei, Chongquing, China

Brigette Weisenburger, Aberdeen

Joni Willoughby, Midland #*

Grace Woodstead, Cooperstown, N.D. #

Jennem Woolever, Grand Forks, N.D.

Chantell Wren, Clark

Audrey Wanner, Groton

Jiyeon Yoon, Seoul, South Korea


Louis Burley, Pierre    

Patrick Calvillo, Walhalla, N.D. #

Grant Duvall, Huron #*

Adam Henning, Watertown #*

Harrison Homelvig, Bowman, N.D. #*

Kwangyeon Lee, Young In, South Korea

Trey Litwiller, Huron #

Patrick Minihan, Canton

Dylan Rausch, Yankton #*

Colton Schaefer, Wilmot #

Dustin Schmidt, Huron

Isaac Seaton, Aberdeen #!!

Tanner Shabot-Shultis, Aberdeen #

Tyler Smith, Tea #


Brandon Barrett, Britton #*!!

Tyler Beck, Leola

Dylan Bennett, Pierre

Kevin Boring, Pierre #

MacKinley Bruemmer, LaCrosse, Wisc.

John Cassens, Faulkton #*     

Tanner Chilson, Watertown !!           

Leandro Fernandez Moutin, Rosario, Argentina

Scott Glodt, Hoven #*

Brady Hamer, Kennebec

Tyler Harris, Rapid City

Sung Im Hwang, Gyenggi-do, South Korea

Alexander Kern, Groton         

Jun Kim, Seoul, South Korea

Sang Han Kim, Seoul, South Korea    

Michael Lytle, Rapid City #*

Eduardo Mendoza, Canabamba, Bolivia !!    

Austin Metzen, Wahpeton, N.D.       

Cordell Ring, Onida #*

Adam Rye, Sioux Falls #*

Salvatore Scavo, Hightstown, N.J. #*!!         

Luke Snoozy, Dell Rapids       

Will Tiensvold, Sioux Falls #  

# Member of Chamber Singers

* Member of Early Musick Ensemble

!! Member of Vocal Jazz Ensemble

@ Accompanist

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