NSU Choirs to hold Holiday Concert on Nov. 29

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University choirs will come together to celebrate the holiday season, offering their annual holiday choral concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29 at First Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen.

The NSU Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Early Musick Ensemble will join forces to perform multicultural works, primarily performed by the Concert Choir, alongside many holiday works.

Concert Choir will perform “Jai Ho!” arranged by Ethan Sperry; “Jabberwocky” by Sam Pottle; “Samo se karare” arranged by T. Woods; “The Battle of Jericho” arranged by Moses Hogan; “Alleluia” by Ralph Manuel; “Come, Colours Rise” by Grant McLachlan; “E’en So Lord Jesus Quickly Come” by Paul Manz; “The Snow” by Edward Elgar; and “Chris’mas Present for Sallie” by Leonard de Paur.

Chamber Singers will perform “Ave Maris Stella” by Trond Kverno; “There is No Rose of Such Virtue” by Robert H. Young; and “Es ist ein Ros entsprungen” by Hugo Distler.”

The Early Musick Ensemble will perform “When David Heard” by Thomas Weelkes; “Il est bel et bon” by Passereau; and “Tant Que Vivray” by Claude Semisy.

Other songs being performed include “Exultate Justi” by Ludovico da Viadana, as well as two anonymous Spanish carols from the 16th century, titled “Riu, Riu, Chiu” and “Dadme albricias, hijos d’Eva.”

The NSU Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Early Musick Ensemble are directed by Dr. Timothy Woods.

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.