In our 50 years, VocalEssence has recorded more than 30 albums that have been sold around the world by sellers including Amazon, Gothric Records, CDBaby, and Instant Encore. The singers acknowledge the power of these recordings to carry the musical message of VocalEssence beyond the concert hall to audiences across the glob to sustain an international audience. Thousands of copies of VocalEssence recordings have been sold!
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 is unfailingly inspired.” — Musical America
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 below to learn more. Dance Like the Wind: Music of Today’s Black Composers Got the… 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 Crossing. Plus ten American masterworks spanning the centuries, originally recorded for the national radio program… Read More →
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, bass, harp, guitar and percussion under the direction of conductor Philip Brunelle.
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 warmth.” — BBC Music Magazine
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 Encore. “WITNESS – André Thomas” was recorded in concert at Orchestra Hall on Friday, March… Read More →