Black Hills State University’s Jazz Ensemble and Chamber Singers will perform across the state April 7-9.
The Jazz Ensemble and Chamber Singers will be performing at high schools across the state, including Rapid City Central, Rapid City Stevens, Sioux Falls Washington, Tea, and Chamberlain. They will also perform three evening concerts: Wednesday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the T.F. Riggs High School auditorium in Pierre; Thursday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Marian Auditorium at Mount Marty College in Yankton; and Friday, April 9 at 7 p.m. in the Kadoka School Great Hall in Kadoka.
The BHSU Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Randall Royer, is a venue for students of all majors, as well as community members, to develop their jazz performance and solo improvisational skills. Members of the ensemble include freshmen to seniors and according to Royer, are all ready to share the jazz experience with their audiences.
The BHSU Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Nero, is a select ensemble of 16 singers, chosen by audition each year. The Chamber Singers specialize in primarily a cappella music that was written for the small ensemble varying from 16-century madrigals and motets to contemporary pop and jazz arrangements.