The Black Hills State University Chamber Singers and Jazz Ensemble will take their musical talents on the road in a two-day tour.
The two BHSU music groups will perform Wednesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. in the T.F. Riggs High School Auditorium, and Thursday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in the Laura Kirsch Room at White River High School in White River.
The BHSU Chamber Singers is a selected ensemble of 18 student singers who specialize in a cappella literature written for smaller groups. Every fall, the Chamber Singers perform the Madrigal Dinner on campus, a fundraiser where the singers dress in Renaissance grab and sing madrigals, motets and carols. Each Spring, the singers perform a more varied repertoire ranging from Renaissance madrigals to romantic part-songs to settings of popular songs.
The BHSU Jazz Ensemble is a small, auditioned ensemble specializing in a wide variety of jazz styles. The group is versatile and meets as a big band as well as small combos playing arrangements by such legends as Charlie Mingus and Thelonius Monk as well as selections from more contemporary composers. The ensemble takes a spring tour every year and has made appearances at jazz festivals nationwide. The Jazz Ensemble provides a venue for students of all majors as well as community members to develop their jazz performance and solo improvisation skills.
For more information contact Dr. Jonathan Nero, associate professor of music, at Jonathan.Nero@BHSU.edu or 605-642-6628.