The South Dakota Chorale, a professional choral organization based in Sioux Falls, has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance for its latest recording, “Tyberg Masses.”
The Grammy Awards will be presented Jan. 28.
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The South Dakota Chorale is under the direction of Dr. Brian Schmidt, a Minnesota native who studied at South Dakota State University.
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Brian Schmidt is a son of Denny Schmidt, grandson of Arnold Schmidt, great grandson of Henry Schmidt Jr., 2xgreat grandson of Henry Schmidt Sr., 3xgreat grandson of Conrad Schmidt, 4xgreat grandson of Dietrich Schmidt Sr., 5xgreat grandson of Friedrich Schmidt, 6xgreat grandson of Johannes Schmidt Jr., 7xgreat grandson of Johannes Schmidt Sr., 8xgreat grandson of Hans Heinrich Schmidt, and 9xgreat grandson of Hans Schmidt.