This month has been full of celebrations for Philip Brunelle, VocalEssence Founder and Artistic Director. On August 14, the rain stopped and the clouds parted as 120 of Philip’s closest friends joined him in celebrating his 80th birthday at the home of Marilyn Carlson Nelson. It was a wonderful celebration of food, singing, and memories.
Philip then continued his celebrations with a trip to Brittany, France where he saw the spectacular Carnac and its three thousand menhirs that stand from the Neolithic and Bronze ages. It is similar to Stonehenge, only much larger. He will finish off the month with a trip to New York and Vermont and then, as September begins, so does the start of the 55th season!