In this Musical Moment, VocalEssence artistic director and founder Philip Brunelle shares insider information and beautiful music by the composer Bradley Ellingboe.
Bradley Ellingboe has led a wide-ranging career in the world of singing, including accomplishments as a choral conductor, soloist, composer, scholar, and teacher. He is a graduate of St. Olaf College and the Eastman School of Music and has done further study at the Aspen Music Festival, the Bach Aria Festival, the University of Oslo and the Vatican. As a choral conductor, he has led festival choruses in 35 states and 14 foreign countries. As a soloist, he has sung under such conductors as Robert Shaw, Helmuth Rilling, and Sir David Willcocks. Ellingboe has over 160 pieces of music in print, including the Requiem for chorus and orchestra, and Star Song, which had its New York debut in May 2014. Ellingboe’s choral music is generally sacred in nature and focuses on well-known Biblical stories and scenes. He retired in 2015 after serving on the faculty of the University of New Mexico for 30 years, where he was Director of Choral Activities, Professor of Music, and Regents Lecturer.
Suggested Choral Pieces:
- Dappled Things (Walton Music WJMS1141)
- Down to the River to Pray (Kjos 8996)
- Star Song (Kjos Music VM17)
For more information about Ellingboe, please visit https://bradleyellingboe.com/.