2017 VocalEssence ¡Cantaré! Community Concert Podcast – First Half

Hear our community come together as more than 500 students join VocalEssence to celebrate Mexico through song. Prominent Mexican composers work as composers-in-residence with school choirs, community choruses, and VocalEssence to bring the sounds of Mexico to Minnesota. In 2016-2017, students met with acclaimed composers Rodrigo Cadet (for elementary students) and Samuel Pascoe (for high school students) over three visits, for a total of four weeks between October and May, to collaborate and compose new choral pieces; the final works premiered at the Ordway Concert Hall in Saint Paul, MN on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

Download the 2017 VocalEssence ¡Cantaré! Community Concert program

Meadow Lake Elementary School, New Hope
Richard R. Green Central Park School, Minneapolis
VocalEssence Chorus
Adams Spanish Immersion School, Saint Paul
G. Phillip Shoultz, III, conductor
Mary Jo Gothmann, piano
Elise Parker, violin
Jane Cords O’Hara, cello
Jeff Bina, percussion