The South Dakota Chorale will perform two lost masses for choir and organ by Austrian Jewish composer Marcel Tyberg 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 at St. Mark’s Cathedral, 519 Oak Grove St., Minneapolis. The chorale is led by artistic director Brian Schmidt, with accompaniment by organist Christopher Jacobson.
Performances will also take place in Sioux Falls, S.D., and Lincoln, Neb.
Tyberg was killed at Auschwitz during the Holocaust and these masses represent the entirety of his sacred choral output. His compositional style is described as neo-romantic with melodic and harmonic elements of Jewish music infused throughout.
The chorale will sing them for the first time since Tyberg played them himself. The program will also include the Requiem Ebraico by Erich Zeisl, a fellow Austrian Jew, written during 1944-45.
For tickets and information, visit: www.southdakotachorale.com, or contact executive director Jack Mohlenhoff at 605-359-1058 or: firstname.lastname@example.org.