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Christmas Concert is Sunday

The annual Black Hills State University Christmas Concert will be Sunday, Dec. 5 at 4:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Spearfish. The concert is open to the public at no charge.

The Christmas Concert will feature the Black Hills State University/community band, Black Hills Singers and the concert choir.


The fall band concert program, under the direction of Dr. Randall Royer, will begin with For the New Day Arisen by Steven Barton. Band selections include No Shade So Rare by G. F. Handel, arranged by Leland Forsblad; Sleepers, Awake (Wachet, Auf!) by J. S. Bach, arranged by Alfred Reed.; And the Mountains Echoed: Gloria! by Robert Longfield; Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson, Amazing Grace by Frank Ticheli and Radetzky March by Johann Straus, arranged by Alfred Reed; and William Tell Overture by G. Rossini, arranged by Robert Longfield.

The Black Hills Singers conducted by Stephen Parker will perform Ubi caritas by Maurice Durufle, A Hymn to the Virgin by Benjamin Britten and The New Sounds of Christmas arranged by Gene Grier and Lowell Everson.

The Concert Choir under the direction of Stephen Parker will be performing Gloria . The choir is accompanied on the piano by Janet Roorda and Jamie Sowers. This selection includes Gloria in excelsis, Et in terra pax, Laudamus te with Ranae Hofer and Bethany Krska-Hanson as soloists and Sandra Asheim on piano; Gratias agimus tibi Propter magnam gloriam , Domine Deus with Carol Reausaw as soloist and Marianne Bieber on piano; Domine Fili Unigenite ; Domine Deus, Agnus Dei Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father with Kristine Schaffer as soloist; Qui tollis ; Qui sedes ad dexteram with Andrea Fischer as soloist and Priscilla Romkema on piano; Quoniam u solus sanctus ; and Cum Sancto Spiritu.

Members of the Black Hills State University/Community Wind Ensemble are:

  • flutes - Kara Anseth, Helen Auer, Yvonne Bohls, Cherie Forren, Sommerlyn Mortensen, Callie Sackett, Nichole Slagle
  • oboe - Kerrie Harter
  • clarinets - Lynette Daum, Kimberly Davis, Andrea E. Farr, Emily Gagner, Jennifer Garber, Jodi Hill, Annette O'Doan, Kristy A. Roemmich
  • bass clarinet - Bob Wood
  • alto sax - Ginger Irwin, Mike Zehfus
  • tenor sax - John Leahy
  • trumpets - Elsa Grant, Tom Mandigo, Jene Melton, Robert Tridle
  • horns - Donna Gorder, Alice Helmer, Renae Iversen, Rusty Luebchow
  • trombones - Dan Blaufuss, Thomas Austin Gorder, Kevin Rathert, Keith Umenthum
  • euphonium - Julie Higbee, Gary Swenson, Andrew Iverson
  • tuba - Michael Green, Jerry Pontius
  • percussion - James Gerdes, Danielle Green, Eve Kerber, Sarah Kerber and Carol Reausaw.

Members of the Concert Choir are (*denotes Black Hills Singers)

  • soprano - Sandra Asheim, *Jodi Boese, Kayla Boysen, Andrea Farr, Brandy Fitch, Rebecca Garvin, Jessica Grafel, *Bethany Krska-Hanson, Kerrie Harter, Jodi Hill, Lisa Larson, *Nancy Neilsen, Sarena Nuttall, Micki Odell, Sonja Olson, Julie Owen, Erica Raabe, Carol Reausaw, Amber Redfield, Lisa Rupe, Shannon Smith, Stacey Smith, Jennifer Thurm, Cynthia Tschetter, Rebecca Volk
  • tenor - Steven Blume, *Isaac Conway, Brock Finn, *Chad Johnson, *Aaron Knudson, Daniel Patterson, Tony Speiser, Toby Sprague, *Fred Strasser and *Dan Sherrill.
  • alto - Carol Armbrust, *Lynette Daum, *Delorise Davis, Laura Detullio, Suzanne Fallgren, Kathryn Fanning, *Andrea Fischer, Julie Fredericksen, Ranae Hofer, Meredith Hoff, Kendra Jamison, Tracy Nall, Jessica Pascarelli. Julie Phillips, *Heidi Roorda, *Kristine Schaffer, *Julie Schaller, Lindsey Scheel, Jamie Sowers, Darlene Swartz, Andrea Troxel
  • bass - Guy Bruha, Michael Brick, Jared Eben, Greg Flanegan, *Jared Jankord, Adam Lawson, Brendon Marshall, Troy Russell, Lang Termes, Alan Tegeler, *Jason Thurm, and *Dan Hanson.

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