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Release Date Wednesday, November 20, 2019

SD Mines Music Department Features Music from Elvis to Bach During Four Winter Concerts

RAPID CITY, SD (Nov. 19, 2019) — The community is invited to four free winter music concerts performed by South Dakota School of Mines & Technology students at the SD Mines Music Center and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.  

  • The Fall Orchestra Concert kicks things off at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in the SD Mines Music Center (Old Gym). The orchestra, which is directed by Tammy Schnittgrund, will feature the music of Bach, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi and many more great composers.   
  • The Fall Band Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in the SD Mines Music Center. The Fall Band Concert will feature several guest conductors.  
  • The annual Holiday at the Cathedral Concerts will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7-8. The 2019 Holiday at the Cathedral Concerts feature the master chorale, university choir, men’s choir, women’s choir, and the honors brass quintet at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral, 520 Cathedral Drive in Rapid City. The choirs will perform works by musical masters from Rachmaninoff to Elvis. The Cathedral is a wonderful space to celebrate the spirit and sounds of the season. The acoustics provided by the large ceiling and high walls exemplify the beautiful singing of our students and community members. The concert is directed by Dr. Matthew Bumbach, director of choirs.

The concerts are free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted to support scholarships for Mines students participating in music. The concerts can be watched live here.

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Founded in 1885, South Dakota Mines is one of the nation’s leading engineering, science and technology universities. South Dakota Mines offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and a best-in-class education at an affordable price. The university enrolls 2,529 students with an average class size of 24. The South Dakota Mines placement rate for graduates is 96 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $66,500. For these reasons College Factual ranks South Dakota Mines, the #1 Engineering School for Return on Investment. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagram and Snapchat.  



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