Recordings - VocalEssence

  • The Songs We Sang — Favorite American Folksongs

    Clarion CLR932CD Reflecting our shared American heritage like a patchwork quilt, this is a charming collection of folksongs performed by conductor Philip Brunelle and the 32-voice VocalEssence Ensemble Singers with guitar, harmonica, accordion, bass and piano. Classic arrangements by the…  Read more »

  • The Tender Land — 2 CD Set

    Elisabeth Comeaux, Janis Hardy, LeRoy Lehr, James Bohn; Plymouth Music Series Festival Chorus with orchestra; Philip Brunelle, conductor. Aaron Copland’s opera examines coming of age in the 1930s. “From the party scene to the soaring love duet, The Tender Land…  Read more »

  • The WITNESS Collection (4-CD Set)

    VocalEssence WITNESS recordings showcase the music of trailblazing African American composers — the soul of American classical music. This CD collection is out of print, but you can still order the individual CDs through Gothic Records. Please click the links…  Read more »

  • The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass

    Clarion CLR931CD The world premiere recording of Carol Barnett and Marisha Chamberlain’s bluegrass mass — a joyful affirmation of life expressed in sophisticated choral sound and jubilant bluegrass harmonies written especially for the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers and bluegrass band Monroe…  Read more »

  • Welcome Christmas

    The world premiere recording of Conrad Susa’s beloved Carols & Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest, plus a delightful collection of carols from around the world, tied together by their diversity and charm. Featuring the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers with woodwinds, cello,…  Read more »

  • What a Mighty God: Spirituals and Gospels for Chorus

    Stirring spirituals and rousing gospel melodies sung by a superb chorus. VocalEssence Ensemble Singers and Chorus with orchestra and jazz band; special guests Moore by Four; Philip Brunelle, conductor “Flawless choral singing, presented with a genuine feeling of compassion and…  Read more »

  • WITNESS: André Thomas – Concert Recording

    VocalEssence, The St. Olaf Choir and three Minnesota High School Choirs — Central High School (Saint Paul); Hastings High School and Washburn High School (Minneapolis) — are featured in a new live concert recording available exclusively by download from Instant…  Read more »

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