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Insight News: VocalEssence introduces new assistant artistic director

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http://www.insightnews.com/aesthetics/10940-vocalessence-introduces-new-assistant-artistic-director Minnesota-based choral organization, VocalEssence has a new first assistant artistic director. Tesfa Wondemagegnehu was hired after a global search to fill the position. Wondemagegnehu comes to VocalEssence from Orlando, Fla., where he was director of choral activities at Freedom…  Read more »

VocalEssence recognized with 6th Chorus America/ASCAP Award

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Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming For the sixth time, VocalEssence has been honored with the prestigious Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. The award recognizes Chorus America member choruses that demonstrate a commitment to fostering and promoting new music….  Read more »

Classical MPR: In the Beginning, there was Copland

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Interview with John Birge, Classical Minnesota Public Radio  (listen) St. Paul, Minn. — For the VocalEssence, it truly began with Aaron Copland. When Philip Brunelle launched his new professional chorus in 1969, he went out on a limb and invited…  Read more »

“Skol Vikings” – A Winning New Recording

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While Minnesota Vikings Coach Brad Childress was busy concocting a winning game plan for Sunday’s NFC Championship game, VocalEssence Artistic Director (and Childress look-a-like) Philip Brunelle was busy conducting a winning new recording of the team’s fight song “Skol Vikings.”…  Read more »

What sweeter music: A Rutter premiere

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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….  Read more »

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