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Minnesota Student Choirs to Sing Original Music in World Premiere

Updated: 05/17/2014 12:09 PM Created: 05/16/2014 3:40 PM KSTP.com By: Naomi Pescovitz http://kstp.com/article/stories/S3438817.shtml Young singers around the metro are tuning up their voices for a musical world premiere at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. On Tuesday, seven local student choirs will perform pieces written for them by composers from Mexico City. Those composers…  Read More

VocalEssence gathers 300 voices for Dove oratorio

REVIEW: For its 45th-season opener, Sunday afternoon at Central Lutheran in Minneapolis. VocalEssence went big with composer Jonathan Dove’s “There Was A Child.” For its 45th-season opener, Sunday afternoon at Central Lutheran in Minneapolis. VocalEssence went big. There was soprano Maria Jette, tenor Dan Dressen, the St. Olaf Choir and Northfield Youth Choirs, more than…  Read More

What sweeter music: A Rutter premiere

VocalEssence uses its connections to get the U.S. premiere of a new John Rutter carol. Philip Brunelle’s connections frequently pay off for Twin Cities audiences. Brunelle’s old buddy John Rutter had written a new Christmas carol for an English audience. In a phone conversation, Brunelle suggested that VocalEssence give the piece its U.S. premiere. “I…  Read More

VocalEssence gathers 300 voices for Dove oratorio

REVIEW: For its 45th-season opener, Sunday afternoon at Central Lutheran in Minneapolis. VocalEssence went big with composer Jonathan Dove’s “There Was A Child.” For its 45th-season opener, Sunday afternoon at Central Lutheran in Minneapolis. VocalEssence went big. There was soprano Maria Jette, tenor Dan Dressen, the St. Olaf Choir and Northfield Youth Choirs, more than…  Read More

Star Tribune: Carols are key in two holiday songfests

VocalEssence and The Singers each present multiple concerts featuring old and new holiday songs. By WILLIAM RANDALL BEARD, Special to the Star Tribune This time of year brings an abundance of choral activity, organizations vying to take advantage of all the holiday spirit. This weekend, two go head-to-head: the veteran VocalEssence, presenting “Welcome Christmas,” and…  Read More