Sangerfest 2016
Sioux Falls Convention Center                                                                                        June 9-11, 2016

The Grand Concert
PDF of Grand Concert

There were 216 men registered for Sangerfest 2016. The program featured a variety of Scandinavian and American music as well as a piece written by Sioux Fall composer Deanna Wehrspann. Dr. David Judisch from Decorah, IA is the Director in Chief . Terry Walter from Sioux Falls, SD and director of the Minnehaha Mandskor is the Associate Director. The group was accompanied by Deanna Wehrspann and 25 instrumentalists from the Sioux Empire. The featured soloist was Dr. Russell Svenningsen, professor of music at Augustana University. 

Norwegian Singers Association of America
Grand Concert – June 11, 2016, 7:00 PM

Exhibit Hall 1 and II, Sioux Falls Convention Center

Dr. David Judisch, Director-in-Chief
Terry Walter, Associate Director-in-Chief
Deanna Wehrspann, Accompanist


Ja, vi elsker dette landet
Star Spangled Banner

 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson/Rickard Nordraak
Francis Scott Key/John Stafford Smith


En Sangers Bøn
You Raise Me Up

Stars I Shall Find

Kenneth Michaels - Tenor
Hans Peterson - Violin

Julian Ronning - Baritone

Ole Olsen
Friedrch August Reissiger
Lovland-Graham, Arr. Teena Chinn

David Dickau
F. A. Frieberg

Dr. Russell Svenningsen – Guest Tenor Soloist
Terry Walter - Piano


Hil Dig Norge
Stå opp, Guds menighet
The Lost Chord
Salute to our Patriots
World premiere; music composed for 2016 Sangerfest


Rudolph Magnus Forwald
Deanna Wehrspann
Arthur Sullivan
Carl Leopold Sjöberg
Arr. Terry Walter, Collected by Ruth Beck
Dr. Russell Svenningsen – Guest Tenor Soloist
Terry Walter - Piano

The Awakening
Set Down Servant!

Climb Ev’ry Mountain

Jim Svanoe – Tenor, Hunter Friesen - Bass
Gordon Jensson – Tenor, William Fried - Baritone

Soloist: Dr. Russell Svenningsen
Joseph Martin
Arr. Robert Shaw
Richard Rodgers
Edvard Grieg



Tickets: $15.00

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Marlan Velgersdyk
5115 Rolling Green Ave, Apt #210
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

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