Twelve Dell Rapids students will be participating in the 2015 South Dakota All-State Choir and Orchestra performance on Saturday, October 31st. Dell Rapids High School had eight selections. They are Veronica Fritz, Mikaela Stofferahn, Sydney Stofferahn, Micah Gleason, Josh Benda, James Lueders, and Ted DeLange. Dell Rapids St Mary High School had four selections. They are Zach Geraets, Jacob Eining, Courtney Geraets, and Cassy Geraets.
The 2015 South Dakota All-State Choir and Orchestra Concert will be held at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City at 8:00 p.m. ct / 7:00 p.m. mt.
This year’s choir selections are “Gloria” from Mass in D — Antonin Dvorak, “I Will Lift Mine Eyes — Jake Runestad, “Baba Yetu” — Christopher Tin, “Come Mighty Father” – Handel, Arr. Robert Hines, “Dance On My Heart” — Allen Koepke, “Water Is Wide” — Matthew and Shelly Armstrong, and “He’ll Make A Way” — Byron Smith. The combined choir and orchestra selections are “Star-Spangled Banner” — Francis Scott Key/John Stafford/arr. Dale Grotenhuis, “Battle Hymn of the Republic” — Arr. Wilhousky, and “Elijah: And Then Shall Your Light Break Forth” — Mendelssohn.
The guest conductor for this year’s performance is Dr. Peter Eklund from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, NE.