The South Dakota Chorale will breathe new life into two lost Masses for choir and organ by composer Marcel Tyberg. Concerts in Minneapolis, Sioux Falls, and Lincoln, and recording sessions for our third CD.
Marcel Tyberg was tragically killed at Auschwitz during the Holocaust. Since his life was ended so prematurely, these Masses represent the entirety of his sacred choral output, and SDC will sing them for the first time since the composer played them himself.
In anticipation of his capture and possible deportation, Tyberg entrusted all of his compositions and personal writings to his friend, Dr. Milan Mihich, whose son Enrico brought the collection to Buffalo, NY where it has remained largely unnoticed until recently. In 2008, the Buffalo Philharmonic gave the highly-acclaimed world premiere of Tyberg’s Third Symphony more than 60 years after it’s composition.
Artistic Director Brian Schmidt will lead the Chorale in a modern-day premiere of Tyberg’s rediscovered Masses, scored for mixed voices and organ. Duke University's Christopher Jacobson will be the organist. The concerts will also include Erich Zeisl’s Requiem Ebraico, a work written in the spirit of Kaddish – a Hebrew prayer offered at in remembrance of one who has died. The piece, sung in Hebrew, compliments and completes what promises to be a deeply moving concert experience.
Coming soon will be more information about our concerts and how you can be a part of this marvelous musical rediscovery.