VikeSing Men's Choral Festival Features Cantus
Date: October 1, 2018
Times: 7:30 pm
Location: Mary W Sommervold Hall, the Washington Pavilion
Ticket Info: Tickets range in price from $15-$20 and are free for students K-12 and those with a valid Augie ID.Reserve your tickets today.
The VikeSing Men's Choral Festival on Monday, Oct. 1, is open to male students in grades 9-12 who are currently members of one of their school choirs.
Under the direction of Dr. Paul Nesheim, VikeSing participants will join together in a special all-day musical event to affirm the participation of young men in the vocal arts.
Attendees will interact with, learn from, and share musical experiences with other singers to build morale, excitement and participation of male singers in area high school choruses. This is an opportunity for students at all levels to share their accomplishments, concerns and skills with each other.
The culmination of VikeSing is the opportunity to perform for the public in concert in the Mary Sommervold Hall at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls. The 2018 Festival "Gala Concert" features our festival attendees in addition to special guests, Cantus. Known as the "premier men's vocal ensemble in the United States" (Fanfare), Cantus enjoys an active schedule of national tour dates, subscription concerts and educational outreach programs and recordings. They are acknowledged for their programmatic versatility, artistic excellence and charismatic personalities.
As one of the nation’s few full-time vocal ensembles, Cantus has grown in prominence with its distinctive approach to creating music. Working without a conductor, the members of Cantus rehearse and perform as chamber musicians, each contributing to the entirety of the artistic process.
Cantus performs more than 60 concerts each year both in national and international touring, and in its home of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. Cantus has performed at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, UCLA, San Francisco Performances, Atlanta’s Spivey Hall and Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and will feature selections by the attendees as well as a full set of music by Cantus.
Dr. Paul Nesheim
Conductor, The Augustana Choir