Recordings: New Releases - VocalEssence

  • Beautiful Star

    We always look forward to our Welcome Christmas concerts for the joy and warmth that this music brings to everyone. In 2017 we wanted to celebrate some of the many, many composers living in our Twin Cities (Minneapolis and Saint…  Read more »

  • Behold This Heavenly Night

    VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers Philip Brunelle, conductor In 1998, VocalEssence and the American Composers Forum joined forces to offer an annual contest encouraging the composition of new carols. Over the years hundreds of worthy carols have been submitted. “Behold This…  Read more »

  • From the Land of Sky Blue Waters

    In 2011, the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers criss-crossed Minnesota via historic Highway 23 to share with the state’s citizens the music of its choral composers, its singer-songwriters and the songs being sung by the people who have made Minnesota their home…  Read more »

  • Humorous Holiday Hits

    Christmas is an amazing season—filled with music that is fantastically gorgeous…or truly tawdry! I have always been drawn to music of this season ever since (as a boy soprano at age 4) I sang “The Birthday of a King” and…  Read more »

  • Mortals & Angels

    It’s time for another mashup of Minnesota musical genres, as Minnesotan choral legends VocalEssence and bluegrass quintet Monroe Crossing team up for a new recording, Mortals & Angels: A Bluegrass Te Deum. Mortals & Angels: A Bluegrass Te Deum is…  Read more »

  • Nordic Nativity

    VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers Sara Pajunen, fiddle Philip Brunelle, conductor Released in October 2015, Nordic Nativity is a wonderful exploration of beautiful music from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark—some of it familiar and some of it new. The Nordic composers…  Read more »

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