Holiday Music

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... December 6, 2019 Hour 1

This weekend the Barnett Family Singers perform at First Congregational Church in downtown Sioux Falls. Their new release is called, "Angels Among Us: Holiday Music to Fight Mental Illness." All proceeds from the concert and CD sales benefit Children's Home Society.  Three years ago the Christmas CD, "Home for the Holidays," raised money to support Bishop Dudley Hospitality House. Joining us in SDPB Sioux Falls studio to talk about the concert and the CDs, we welcome Jeff and Seth Barnett, along with Tommy and Carol Nesbitt.

In The Moment ... December 11, 2017 Show 237 Hour 1 

We welcome author Joseph Bottum to In the Moment for a conversation about the sacred stories of Christmas.

Find more of his Christmas writings here:

Joyous Surrender: A Rhapsody in Red (and Green)

Amazon Kindle Singles series "Wise Guy: A Christmas Tale"

In The Moment ... December 8, 2017 Show 236 Hour 1 

For this week's Moment in Sound we welcome Tammy Yonce, music professor at South Dakota State University. Later this month, she and her flute depart for Israel.

She's taking part in the 2017 Winter Faculty Fellowship Program in Israel, sponsored by the Jewish National Fund and Media Watch International.

In The Moment ... December 6, 2017 Show 234 Hour 1 

This year's Holiday Jam with the Hegg Brothers tour is underway. Members of the group stopped by SDPB's Sioux Falls studio to perform a short set.

In The Moment ... December 5, 2017 Show 233 Hour 1 

The women of Anjelic have been making music together long enough to sell out shows every holiday in South Dakota.

This year, their annual holiday concert is called "A Woman Sits Quietly Beneath."

Three of the six current members of Anjelic join us for a conversation about music and friendship.

In The Moment ... December 5, 2017 Show 233 Hour 1 

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra brings a new holiday extravaganza to the state. We're joined by Jennifer Boomgaarden, Executive Director, SDSO, 'Tis the Season director and choreographer Darren Lee, and featured soloist Tiffany Haas.

SDPB/Lori Walsh

Members of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra stop by SDPB's Sioux Falls studio to perform and visit about this year's Holiday Collage concerts. Holiday Collage performances are Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls.

Dakota Midday: 2016 Holiday Jam Tour

Dec 6, 2016

Jon and Jeremy Hegg make their annual visit to Dakota Midday in the midst of this year's Holiday Jam with the Hegg Brothers. The talented singers and musicians are joined by guitarist/vocalist Christopher Smith at SDPB's studio on the University of Sioux Falls campus for live music and conversation. The Holiday Jam tour goes through December 18.

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year for music ... or maybe not. Federalist writer Richard Cromwell shares his Ten Worst Christmas Songs of all Time. George Michael and Mariah Carey are represented, alongside one nonsensical Christmas donkey and a roomful of English pop stars.

New Holiday CD From The Hill City Slickers

Dec 5, 2013

The Hill City Slickers have released a new holiday CD, “Christmas Tracks.” The band is holding a CD release party on Friday, December 6th at Chute Roosters in Hill City from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. They’re also playing at Prairie Berry Winery on Saturday, December 21st from 12-2 pm. Joining the program from the Dahl Arts Center studio are Bruce Jordan, cello(bass), teapot and vocals; Gary Daiss, guitar, banjo, harmonica, saxophone and rain stick and vocals; and Ken Anderson guitar, mandolin and vocals.



Tonic Sol-fa's 2013 Holiday Tour

Nov 26, 2013

Tonic Sol-fa brings their 2013 Holiday Tour to Rapid City’s Rushmore Plaza Civic Center on December 2 at 7:30 pm and to the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls for 7:30 pm performances on December 6 & 7.  Meanwhile, the Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience has shows scheduled for December 11 at the Sioux City Orpheum and December 17 at the Orpheum Theater in Sioux Falls.  Shaun Johnson, tenor lead singer with Tonic Sol-fa, discussed the upcoming tour.