Vermillion singers named to Yankton Children’s Choir

Vermillion singers named to Yankton Children's Choir The board of directors and staff of this year's edition of the Yankton Children's Choir (YCC) are pleased to announce there are five Vermillion residents among the 64 singers already rehearsing for upcoming holiday performances, including the annual Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 5, and an into-the-millennium appearance on New Year's Eve.

The singers, ages 7 through 14 and representing 11 area communities, are divided into a Preparatory Choir and a Concert Choir. Choral director is Lea Ann Schramm; Margaret Lyons is associate choral director, and JoAnne Hamilton; Hartington, assistant choral director.

This year's YCC Concert Choir includes Molly O'Connor, daughter of Cheryl and Mike O'Connor, and a seventh grader at Vermillion Middle School; Hannah Pommersheim, daughter of Anne Dunham and Frank Pommersheim, and a fifth grader at St. Agnes Elementary School; Ben Rogge, son of Michelle Rogge Gannon, and a sixth grader at Vermillion Middle School; Jacqueline Smidt, daughter of Diane and David Smidt, and a seventh grader at Vermillion Middle School; and Sara Weave, daughter of Liz Miller, and a sixth grader at Vermillion Middle School.

Other area young people who are part of the Yankton Children's Choir are Erika Hoxeng, daughter of Jill and Dale Hoxeng, Volin (Concert Choir), and Richard Tyree, son of Tena and Doug Tyree, Gayville (Preparatory Choir).

The 1999-2000 season will feature multiple performances by both choirs, including, for the Concert Choir, a by-invitation-only appearance before South Dakota's gathered music educators at their annual conference in Brookings in February.

Further details about the choir and its schedule can be obtained by contacting Kathy Wright, interim executive director (605/665-8880), or Schramm (605/665-4394), or by writing: Yankton Children's Choir, Box 409, Yankton, SD 57078.

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