VHS singers make plans for trip to Carnegie Hall Thirty-eight Vermillion High School singers are hoping to join singers from places like Webster City, Sioux City and Freeman to form the Upper Midwest Youth Chorale under the direction on Dr. Larry Torkelson, professor of music at USD, which will sing in Carnegie Hall in New York City. The concert has been scheduled for April 14-17.
Dr. Torkelson has planned an attractive program of music by composers from Mozart and Brahms to James Mulholland and Byron J. Smith.
"What makes this an especially attractive package for us," said Jeanne Dahlin, vocal instructor at the high school, "is the fact that Dr. Torkelson will be here to help us work the music. I always think it's a great learning experience to work with a variety of leaders."
Arrangements for the weekend are made through the Field Studies Center of New York and includes the chance to see a Broadway show and do sight-seeing.
Dahlin said, "Our big challenge besides learning the music, of course, is earning some of our own money for the trip. We are planning fund-raising and hope the community will become involved. I'm especially excited about our plans to put together an evening of popular and show music to showcase our fine singers. Working with these great young people day after day makes me hope we can find a way to take everyone who wants to go."