Priidite poklonimsia, from All-Night Vigil (Sergei Rachmaninoff)
Priidite poklonimsia, (excerpt from a complete performance of All-Night Vigil) Sergei Rachmaninoff Soloists: Joseph Hubbard, Deacon Matthew Dean, Priest South Dakota Chorale Brian A. Schmidt Based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the GRAMMY® nominated South Dakota Chorale is a collaborative network of musicians combining the talents of singers locally, regionally, and across the nation. We seek to provide opportunities for local musicians to sing with others from around the country, producing world-class performances of choral arts that enrich the lives of local and national audiences through our concerts, collaborations and recordings. In our nine-year history we have developed educational collaborations with high school choirs, led masterclasses with pre-professional/collegiate singers, partnered with local arts series to build support and awareness for the choral arts, initiated a guest conductor residency, performed as a featured choir at the 2015 American Choral Directors National Convention and the 2016 Iowa Choral Directors Summer Conference, and released three commercial recordings. Our latest recording, Tyberg Masses, received multiple GRAMMY® nominations, including Best Choral Performance. Our singers represent a wide range of professionals; from people with day jobs in other disciplines, to collegiate voice teachers and choral conductors, to others who make their daily living singing opera and oratorio around the country. While our backgrounds are diverse, one thing unites us in our work in the Chorale, and that is the magic and beauty of collaborative singing-something that cannot be achieved by oneself or without an audience. SDC Artists Soprano Maren Engel Bethany Battafarano Natalie Campbell Anna Christofaro Jennifer Youngs Deanna Wehrspann Alto Sara Staples Cindy Moeller Elizabeth Johnson Knight Mandi Steele Doug Dodson Julie DeBoer Tami Hayzlett Katelyn Jackman Elsa Tapio Tenor Timothy J. Campbell Zach Finkelstein James Franklin Stephen J. Carroll Matthew Dean Alex Bumpas Russell Svenningsen Timothy Sawyer Bass Robert Ward Nicholas Provenzale Ryan Becker Tim Worthington Brody Krogman Heath Weber Tom McNichols Matthew Curran Joseph Hubbard Jason Thoms
Lighten Our Darkness (Alexander L'Estrange) — Baylor A Cappella Choir
Baylor University A Cappella Choir Dr. Brian A. Schmidt, conductor "Lighten Our Darkness" (Alexander L'Estrange) Performed in Armstrong Browning Library. Spring 2019. The Baylor A Cappella Choir is the flagship choral ensemble at Baylor University. Selected by competitive audition, the choir combines some of the most advanced singers at Baylor, both music majors and non-music majors, and focuses on cultivating meaningful fellowship and rich, artistic singing.
SOUTH DAKOTA CHORALE - Marcel Tyberg "Messe in Sol Maggiore" (world premiere)
The South Dakota Chorale breathed new life into two lost Masses for choir and organ by Marcel Tyberg, a composer tragically killed at Auschwitz during the Holocaust. Since his life was ended so prematurely, the Masses represent the entirety of his remaining sacred choral output, and SDC performed them for the first time since the composer played them himself. (January 2016)
Unclouded Day (arr. Shawn Kirchner) - Baylor University A Cappella Choir
Baylor University A Cappella Choir - Unclouded Day (arr. Shawn Kirchner) live concert performance on 3/27/2018 Dr. Brian A. Schmidt, conductor published by Boosey & Hawkes. Link to score: http://www.boosey.com/cr/sheet-music/Josiah-Kelley-Atwood-Unclouded-Day/100026 The Baylor A Cappella Choir is the flagship choral ensemble at Baylor University. Selected by competitive audition, the choir is comprised of the most advanced singers at Baylor, both music majors and non-music majors. A Cappella Choir performs a wide variety of musical styles at concerts on campus, in the community, throughout the state, and across the country. Text: O they tell me of a home far beyond the skies, They tell me of a home far away; And they tell me of a home where no storm clouds rise, O they tell me of an unclouded day. REFRAIN: O the land of cloudless days, O the land of an unclouded sky, O they tell me of a home where no storm clouds rise, O they tell me of an unclouded day. O they tell me of a home where my friends have gone, They tell me of that land far away, Where the tree of life in eternal bloom Sheds its fragrance through the unclouded day. O they tell me of a King in His beauty there, And they tell me that mine eyes shall behold Where He sits on a throne that is bright as the sun In the city that is made of gold. -Josiah K. Alwood