2009 England Tour

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In January 2009, the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers and artistic director Philip Brunelle, MBE, are on tour in England, giving six public concerts in Oxford, Birmingham, London, Cambridge and Ely.

The week-long tour will include an engagement in one of the world's
most famous churches, King's College Chapel in Cambridge, as well an
in-studio collaboration with the BBC Singers in honor of choral
conductor Stephen Cleobury.

The Ensemble Singers will be midway through the tour on the
historic day of President Barack Obama's inauguration. Their London concert
on January 20 will be broadcast in the United States at 8 p.m. on
classical Minnesota Public Radio
, 99.5 FM in the Twin Cities. John
Birge is traveling with VocalEssence to host the broadcast. The concert
program will be adapted to include a patriotic hymn for the audience to
sing along — with new lyrics written for the occasion by Garrison

Concerts include: