Vermillion singers at Gayville Saturday

Vermillion singers at Gayville Saturday Gayville Hall presents the debut of Minor 5th, a new a cappella quintet from Vermillion, in concert with Gayville Hall musical hosts John and Susan McNeill at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, in Gayville.

Minor 5th is composed of Blake (B.J.) Benson, Anthony Burbach, Kurt Hackemer, Jesse Jensen, and Steve Miller. The group will perform selections from popular men's groups including Boyz II Men, The Nylons and The Blenders. Included in the repertoire will be hit songs of the 1950s and '60s.

Bensen, a native of Winner, graduated from USD with a degree in music and toured the U.S. and Europe with the Continental Singers in 2002. He is back at USD pursuing a degree in nursing.

Burbach, who works as a paramedic in Sioux City, devotes much time to music as the musical director of the Vermillion Community Theatre. He is a pianist and composer and helped write the last two original shows produced by the theatre.

Hackemer, a native of Wisconsin, teaches history at USD and also helped write the Vermillion Community Theatre's original shows. He sings bass with Minor 5th.

Jensen, who was born and raised in Aberdeen, is an admissions counselor at USD.

Miller is pastor of the UCC/Congregational Church in Vermillion, and loves to perform as a singer, story teller, or actor in local theatre productions. He co-wrote the Vermillion Community Theatre's original shows with Hackemer and Burbach.

The McNeills, of Springfield, perform regularly at Gayville Hall, singing original and classic songs of the pop, folk and country genres.

Gayville Hall is located at 502 Washington Street in Gayville. Tickets are $10 at the door or $12.50 for a reserved seat. Call (605) 267-2859.

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