Canadian Composers

Daley

Eleanor Daley | Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle

In this Musical Moment, VocalEssence artistic director and founder Philip Brunelle shares insider information and beautiful music by the composer Eleanor Daley. Eleanor Daley b. 1955 The award-winning Canadian composer Eleanor Daley was born and raised in Parry Sound, Ontario. She studied organ and piano at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, the Royal Conservatory of…  Read More

Healy Willan

Healey Willan | Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle

In this Musical Moment, VocalEssence artistic director and founder Philip Brunelle shares insider information and beautiful music by the composer Healey Willan. Healey Willan 1880-1968 The eminent Canadian composer and organist Healey Willan wrote an extensive output of sacred music for choir. He was born in London and studied at St. Saviours Choir School, Eastboune…  Read More

Dett

Nathaniel Dett | Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle

In this Musical Moment, VocalEssence artistic director and founder Philip Brunelle shares insider information and beautiful music by the composer Nathaniel Dett. Nathaniel Dett 1882-1943 Canadian-American composer, educator, and conductor Nathaniel Dett not only wrote over one hundred works for choirs, solo voice, instrumental ensembles, and piano, but also played an important role as an…  Read More

Sirett

Mark Sirett | Musical Moments with Philip Brunelle

In this Musical Moment, VocalEssence artistic director and founder Philip Brunelle shares insider information and beautiful music by the composer Mark Sirett. Mark Sirett b. 1952 Composer, organist, and conductor Mark Sirett was raised and currently resides in Kingston, Ontario. After receiving his master’s and doctoral degrees in choral conducting and pedagogy from the University…  Read More