More than a thousand young instrumentalists and singers from across South Dakota will be part of the concert broadcast at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, on SDPB Television. The production airs live with a full production crew from SDPB Television on hand in Rapid City. The production will include taped special features on the four-year attendees. SDPB Internet at SDPB.org will offer additional information over the two-day event Oct. 27-28.
SDPB Television will present an encore of the All-State Chorus & Orchestra Concert at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23. The concert and special features are available in VHS or DVD format for $19.95 each plus $5 shipping and handling ($5 fee waived for Friends of SDPB). Call 1-800-456-0766 to order.
The South Dakota All-State Chorus members are selected locally by the choral directors in each high school. Each school is allowed to bring a predetermined number of quartets based on school enrollment. This year, the chorus numbers 960 singers representing 153 high schools.
The members of the South Dakota All-State Orchestra are selected each fall by competitive auditions at three sites around the State. A full symphony orchestra is then selected from among the best musicians in South Dakota. This year's orchestra has 157 musicians representing 29 schools.
South Dakota Public Broadcasting has partnered with the South Dakota High School Activities Association to present high school championships. All-State Chorus & Orchestra coverage is sponsored by Farmers Union Insurance and the Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting.
South Dakota Public Broadcasting is a statewide multi-media network offering quality entertainment and lifelong learning via television, radio, Internet and education and outreach. For information about SDPB and the Friends of SDPB, go to SDPB.org or call 800-456-0766.