BLACK HILLS CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY RAPID CITY, SD

 
 

For the last 53 years, it is remained the goal of BHCMS to bring this most personal, intimate and beautiful music to the residence of Rapid City, SD and its surrounding areas.

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In 1964 a small group of Rapid City musicians, dedicated to the idea of creating a chamber music society, designed the structure for what is now known as Black Hills Chamber Music Society. For over 53 years we have been bringing beautiful chamber music to our community through Concerts, Community Outreach and Collaborations.

Catherine Drinker Bowen, a 19th century biographer, said it well:

“CHAMBER MUSIC IS A CONVERSATION BETWEEN FRIENDS...”

Stop in and take a look around.

We'd love to meet you!

UPCOMING EVENTS CALENDAR

REPERTOIRE & EVENTS INFORMATION

November 19, 2017

CELEBRATION OF STRINGS

June 23-24, 2018

A great opportunity for area string students of all ages and levels to rehearse and preform with some of the greatest string musicians produced by Rapid City. Leaning the rehearsals, workshops and concert will be Rapid City Natives musicians, Bill Rounds (Boston Pops), Julie Edwards (Utah Symphony), Michael Hill (Chamber Music Festival) with guest musician Dawn Marie Edwards (Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills).
November 19, 2017

JASPER STRING QUARTET

May 6, 2018

The Jasper Quartet was formed at Oberlin Conservatory in 2006. This extraordinary ensemble, which plays with "...sparkling vitality and great verve..." (Classical Voice of North Carolina), is the winner of several prizes including the Grand Prize and the Audience Prize at the Plowman Chamber Music Competition....
November 19, 2017

IRRERA BROTHERS DUO

April 15, 2018

John and Joseph Irrera, celebrated solo artists, also perform exquisitely as a duo. These performances are particularly beautiful, as they illuminate that special connection between brothers. John and Joseph both hold Doctorate Degrees from the Eastman school of Music...
November 19, 2017

J. LAITEN WEED HIGH SCHOOL HONORS ORCHESTRA

February 24, 2018

The J. Laiten Weed Honors orchestra is composed of the finest string players in the South Dakota All-State Honors Orchestra. The orchestra performs alternately on the east and west sides of the state. These 22 students were hand selected for achieving the highest scores in auditions for each year's South Dakota All-State Orchestra.
 

ELDER MUSIK PROJECT

The Elder Musik Project provides 50-60 professionally prepared concerts for several care centers reaching audiences who may have no other opportunity for professional concerts.

CHAMBER MUSIC FOR CHILDREN PROJECT

The Chamber Music for Children Project provides educational performances of chamber music by four different ensembles in each of the fifth grade classes in the elementary schools in Rapid City, South Dakota, giving approximately 1400 children the opportunity to attend and experience a live chamber music concert.

EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PROJECT

The Educational Outreach Project at the Black Hills Children’s Home provides educational performances by three small ensembles for the children residing in the Black Hills Children’s Home near Keystone, South Dakota.

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CONCERT SPONSORS


South Dakota Arts Council support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism and the National Endowment for the Arts

Additional funds provided by the Allied Arts Fund in partnership with the City of Rapid City Investment Grant

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SOUTH DAKOTA ARTS COUNCIL

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RAPID CITY ARTS COUNCIL

  • Duane and Karen Abata
  • Stanford M. and Lynda Clark Adelstein
  • Allied Arts Fund
  • Black Hills Federal Credit Union
  • Don and Kyle Blada
  • Dr. Dale and Barbara Clement
  • Edwards Piano Service
  • Douglas and Justine Estes
  • First Congregational Church
  • Michael L., and Marnie L. Gould
  • Dr. Charles Gwinn and Family
  • Missing Page Book Club
  • Karell Lehmann and Rhonda Seaver
  • Pioneer Bank and Trust
  • The Rushmore Hotel and Suites
  • Dr. Streeter and Barbara Shining
  • Simpsons Printing
  • Super 8 Motel - Wall, SD
  • Curt and Peggy Tuhy
  • Vic and Charlotte Weidensee
  • Murray Woulfe
 
 

Thank You for Supporting the Arts!