VocalEssence ¡Cantaré! Videos

In Spring 2014, VocalEssence partnered with the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) of Minnesota to create a video about ¡Cantare!. Deacon Warner, Youth Program Coordinator at IFP Media Arts, worked with Samaria Burch, a student at Jennings Community Learning Center; they filmed the residencies of Mexican composers Pamela Mayorga and José Galván and a dress rehearsal in May, then edited the film to two versions, one about five minutes long, and a shorter one-minute video.  This is the five minute version.


The 2010 VocalEssence ¡Cantaré! program connected Mexican composers Jesús López, Diana Syrse, and Jorge Córdoba with Minnesota school and community choirs. The ensembles gave the world premiere of new music composed expressly for each group, along with the VocalEssence Chorus, under the direction of Philip Brunelle on May 25, 2010 at Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis. This video was created by students from Washburn High School in Minneapolis in association with IFP Media Arts.