Based in Sioux Falls, the South Dakota Chorale is a collaborative network of musicians combining the talents of singers locally, regionally, and across the nation. This professional choral organization was founded in 2008 by Brian A. Schmidt, who serves as its Artistic Director. In their five-year history, the Chorale has developed educational collaborations with high school choirs, led enriching master classes with pre-professional/collegiate singers, partnered with local arts series’ to build support and awareness for the arts, initiated a guest conductor residency, and released two commercial recordings in collaborations with GRAMMY award-winning producer, Blanton Alspaugh.
The singers of the Chorale represent 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 daily living singing opera and oratorio around the country. While our backgrounds are diverse, we are united by the magic and beauty of collaborative singing.