Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities, Daniel Mahraun, enters the recording studio next week with St. Paul-based early music group The Rose Ensemble. Known for their performances of Medieval and Renaissance music, Rose also tackles under-performed repertoire of other periods and styles.
Mahraun will sing the title track of the CD, “A Toast To Prohibition” by Irving Berlin. Mahraun was full-time member of Rose when they premiered and toured the state with this program of music from the 19th-century temperance movement, the campaigns for and against the 18th Amendment, and jazz and blues from the Prohibition era.
The CD will be released in January 2014 with a series of concerts at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul.