The South Dakota Chorale will present a concert, “Raising Our Voices: Songs and Sonnets,” at Morningside College at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in Eppley Auditorium.
The South Dakota Chorale will present a concert, “Raising Our Voices: Songs and Sonnets,” at Morningside College at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Ave.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Based in Sioux Falls, the South Dakota Chorale features a wide range of professionals, from professional-level singers with day jobs in other disciplines, to collegiate voice teachers and choral conductors, to others who make their living singing opera and oratorio around the country.
The choir has released two commercial recordings in collaboration with Grammy-winning producer Blanton Alspaugh. A new recording will be released in November that features the music of Marcel Tyberg, whose music was lost in the Holocaust. The South Dakota Chorale was the first choir to sing his music since it was shipped off for safe keeping and ended up in an attic in upstate New York.
The founder and artistic director of the South Dakota Chorale is Brian A. Schmidt. Schmidt also is choral conductor at Duke University Chapel in Durham, N.C., where he directs the Duke Vespers Ensemble. He maintains an active career as a conductor, singer and composer. He has a doctorate from the University of North Texas.