Friday, June 25, 2010

Diocese of Sioux Falls to Sponsor Chant Camp for Children and an Intro to the Pipe Organ for Junior High and High Schoolers


If a geezer like me can learn some chant, it should be a piece of cake for your kids who sing rock music at the top of their lungs around the house.

July 12-16, 10:00am – 3:00pm

A week-long day camp for Catholic children, ages 7-13, exploring the basics of Gregorian Chant in a fun and prayer-filled environment. The students will discover the beauty of ancient psalm-tones and Gregorian melodies and sing the Holy Mass every day while being challenged in the areas of music theory, composition, and conducting.

St. Joseph Cathedral School, 523 N. Duluth Ave. Sioux Falls, SD

Registration forms and more information available by downloading the brochure:

A pipe organ encounter for piano students and beginning organists (ages 12+) that will include an in-depth orientation to the pipe organ, its complex components and exciting abilities. Students will get several hours of private instruction and hands-on
opportunities on local instruments, a tour of pipe organs, and a thrilling virtuosic performance by a professional concert organist.

Friday, July 30th
10am-4pm field trip to National Music Museum in Vermillion (optional, add’l charge)
7:00pm Concert: Organist Chad Winterfeldt, DMA
Augustana’s Reconciliation Chapel
open to the public, suggested donation: $10/person

Saturday, July 31st
9:00am Pipe organ encounter group class at First Congregational Church
10am-12pm Local Organ “crawl”, tour of instruments in downtown Sioux Falls
12pm-1pm Pizza Lunch provided
1pm-3pm Private Instruction on area instruments
3:30pm Concert by area high school organists
4:00pm dismissal and pick up at First Congregational Church

Costs: Saturday Event: $30/student, includes lunch and handouts
additional optional Friday Vermillion Trip : $20

To Register, please print, send information and checks payable to:
attn: Lisa Knutson, 220 N. Summit Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
for questions, please email:

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