Regional Spotlight: VocalEssence

November 17, 2011

St. Paul, Minn. — Star of the North, Land of Sky Blue Waters, the place we call our own: Minnesota's rich musical tradition took center stage in these last few weeks. VocalEssence completed its recent statewide tour with a "Home Concert" Sunday, November 6 at the Fitzgerald Theater.

In this week's Regional Spotlight Philips Brunell leads his star ensemble in three works by Minnesota composers right from the Fitzgerald stage.

Part 1 (3:20 + applause) Brent Michael Davids, "Zuni Sunrise Song" from Native American Suite

Part 2 (4:03 + applause) Carol Barnett, "Credo" from A Bluegrass Mass

Part 3 (~3:00 + applause) Moses Hogan (arr) "My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord"

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