2015 VocalEssence ¡Cantaré! Community Concert Podcast

Experience the music of our southern neighbors at a multi-generational fiesta! As part of its commitment to celebrating different cultures through choral art, VocalEssence pairs two Mexican composers-in-residence with elementary and high school choirs as well as community choruses across the Twin Cities to explore Mexico’s cultural and choral tradition. In 2014-2015, students met with acclaimed composers Jean Angelus Pichardo (for elementary students) and Julio Morales (for high school students) over three visits, for a total of four weeks between October and May, to collaborate and compose eight new choral pieces; the final works premiered at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, May 21, 2015.

Download the 2015 VocalEssence ¡Cantaré! Community Concert program

VocalEssence Chorus
Adams Spanish Immersion, St. Paul
Blaine High School, Blaine
Minnehaha Academy Lower School, Minneapolis
Park High School, Cottage Grove
Partnership Academy, Richfield
Southwest High School, Minneapolis
Youth Choir of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, St. Paul
Jean Angelus Pichardo, composer and conductor
Julio Morales, composer and conductor
G. Phillip Shoultz, III, conductor