NSU Winter Choral Concert set for Dec. 2

Closeup of choir students singing

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Winter Choral Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Aberdeen’s First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Kline St.

The event will feature the NSU Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Early Musick Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Timothy Woods with the assistance of pianist Dr. Allan Jacobson.

The concert will also feature the inaugural performance of the NSU/Aberdeen Women’s Choir, directed by Dr. Wendy van Gent, with pianist Dr. Marcela Faflak. The Women’s Choir is a treble ensemble comprised of students, faculty, staff and community members.

The Concert Choir will perform “Elijah Rock” by Moses Hogan, “Daemon irrepit callidus” by György Orbán, “Rondes” by Folke Rabe and movements from Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria.”

The Early Musick Ensemble will perform “A Social Madrigal” by Nathan Howe, and “Fum, fum, fum” and “Super flumina Babylonis” by Palestrina.

The NSU/Aberdeen Women’s Choir will perform “Lift Thine Eyes” (from Elijah) by Felix Mendelssohn, “Sing Me to Heaven” by Daniel Gawthrop and “We Need a Little Christmas” (from Mame) by Jerry Herman (arr. Kerr).

The Chamber Singers will perform “Ave Maria … virgo Serena” by Josquin des Prez; “In dulci jubilo,” arr. R. L. Pearsall; and “The Three Kings” by Peter Cornelius, arr. Ivor Atkins, with Michael Skyles, tenor.

There is no cost to attend the concert, but attendees are asked for a freewill donation. For more information, contact the NSU School of Fine Arts at 605-626-2497.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $150 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.