Travel the world with the SD Mines Concert Choir from the rolling hills of Ireland to Italy’s historic cities and sites.
Until 1984, SD Mines music ensembles prepared annual concert tours for high schools within South Dakota and the surrounding states, even performing once in Mexico under the direction of Charles Thielen. Then, in the mid-1980s, the music ensembles shifted focus to US performance venues that presented educational opportunities for the students involved. These venues have included state and regional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association; the Music Educators National Conference in Anaheim, CA; Grand Teton Choral Festival in Jackson Hole, WY; and the National Cathedral in Washington DC.
In the fall of 1988, the Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. James D. Feiszli, embarked on the first international concert tour. Since that time, SD Mines ensembles have traveled abroad every three to four years to Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Ireland where they took three first-place awards in the Association of Irish Musical Societies choral competition.
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