The 2019 Augustana VikeSing Choral Festival

VikeSing Men's Choral Festival

The VikeSing Men's Choral Festival will take place from 1-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Hamre Recital Hall within Fryxell Humanities Center (2120 S. Grange Ave.), located on Augustana University's campus.

VikeSing is open to all male students in grades 6-12 who are members of one of their school choirs. No advance preparation is necessary!

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. 

 Register today


Festival Summary 

There will be two festival choirs:

  • Grades 6-8 — unchanged, changing, and changed voices. Directed by Dr. Russell Svenningsen, conductor of The Augustana University Chorale
  • Grades 9-12 — Directed by Dr. Paul Nesheim, Augustana University director of choral activities and conductor of The Augustana Choir

The ensembles will rehearse separately and then come together at the end of the afternoon for brief performances by both festival choirs and by The Augustana Choir.

Festival Repertoire

Schools must provide scores for each participating singer. 

Grade 6-8 Choir 

Title: O Sing to the Lord 
Composer: Dan Davison
Voicing: TB
Publisher: Walton
Publisher ID: WW1606
Order online, or from your favorite music supplier.

Title: We May Not Be Vampires (But We're Still Men!)
Composer: Mark Burrows
Voicing: TB
Publisher: Heritage Music Press
Publisher ID: 15/2760H
Order online, or from your favorite music supplier.

Title: River in Judea 
Composer: Jack Feldman
Arranger: John Leavitt
Voicing: TTBB
Publisher: Shawnee Press
Publisher ID: 35018432 
Order online, or from your favorite music supplier.

Grade 9-12 Choir

Title: Tshotsholoza
Arranger: Jeffery L. Ames
Voicing: TTBB
Publisher: Walton Music 
Publisher ID: WLG 114
Order online, or from your favorite music supplier.
 
Title: Down in the Valley 
Arranger: George Mead
Voicing: TTBB
Publisher: Galaxy Music 
Publisher ID: 1.1716
Order online, or from your favorite music supplier.
 
Title: River in Judea 
Composer: Jack Feldman
Arranger: John Leavitt
Voicing: TTBB
Publisher: Shawnee Press
Publisher ID: 35018432 
Order online, or from your favorite music supplier.

Registration and Cost

Schools may bring an unlimited number of singers for a fee of $75 per school. Payment may be made by credit card when you register, or by sending a check postmarked no later than Tuesday, Sept. 24, to:

Dr. Paul Nesheim
Augustana University
2001 S. Summit Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Choral directors may register their singers. Please indicate on the registration page the approximate number of students you think will attend from your school. If that number changes significantly any time after you register, please email Dr. Paul Nesheim at paul.nesheim@augie.edu with the updated number. The registration deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Lodging

For directors and for students choosing to stay in a hotel, view the hotels offering discounts to those who are visiting Augustana.

Schedule for the Day

12:15-12:45 p.m. | Check-in and seating | Students should dress according to their school dress code. No uniform performance attire is required.
1-4:30 p.m. | Warm-ups and rehearsal with breaks
4:30-5 p.m. | Performances by the Grade 6-8 and 9-12 choirs and The Augustana Choir

Questions/Contact

Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to welcoming you and your students to the VikeSing Men's Choral Festival at Augustana University!

Dr. Paul Nesheim
Conductor of The Augustana Choir
605.274.5402
paul.nesheim@augie.edu