Renowned Choral Conductor Dale Warland at Memorial

Mar 7th, 2014

School of Music

Dale Warland
Renowned Choral Conductor Dale Warland at Memorial

The Bruneau Centre for Excellence in Choral Music is pleased to support a residency with Dale Warland, one of the most significant and internationally renowned choral conductors in North America.   Mr. Warland will work with both the MUN Choirs and Cantus Vocum in workshops, rehearsals, and performance.   All events are open to the public and the schedule is listed below this announcement.

Dale Warland, celebrated American musician, has made an indelible impression on the landscape of contemporary choral music both nationally and internationally.   During his time with the Dale Warland Singers, he shaped a vocal ensemble known for its exquisite sound, technical finesse, and stylistic range.  From that platform, Warland not only mastered the traditional repertoire, but also commissioned over 270 new choral works.

The music world bestowed  its highest honors on Warland, the most recent including  induction into the Classical Music Hall of Fame in 2012, the Weston Noble Award for Lifetime Achievement in Choral Music (2010) from the American Choral Director’s Association; the Cultural Leadership Citation Award from Yale University (2010); the Robert Shaw Award in Choral Music (2007) from the American Choral Directors Association. 

Other prestigious awards include: a Grammy nomination for Walden Pond; the ASCAP Victor Herbert Award; the McKnight Distinguished Artist Award and the Michael Korn Founder’s Award and others.  Since the closing of the Dale Warland Singers organization Warland has continued to remain active as guest conductor, composer, teacher, and producer of choral programs for public radio.

 “We are very honoured to welcome Mr. Warland to St. John’s to share his expertise in choral music,” stated Dean of Music, Ellen Waterman.  The project is sponsored by the School of Music and the Bruneau Centre for Excellence in Choral Music or BCECM, whose mandate is to build capacity and expertise in choral music.  All events are at the School of Music and are free.

1.  Tuesday, March 11th   7:50 PM: open rehearsal with Dr. Warland rehearsing two of his compositions: Benedicamus and The Voices.  Suncor Energy Hall

2.  Wednesday, March 12th -Noon – Coaching Festival Choir – MU-1032 Choral Room
3PM – Coaching Chamber Choir – MU-1032 Choral Room
5:30PM – Coaching MUNKapeli – Suncor Energy Hall (MU-1050)

3.  Thursday, March 13 -  5:30 PM: Presentation by Dr. Warland and round table discussion at the School of Music, Video Conference Room, MU2034   

4.  Friday, March 14th - 8:30 PM: Choral Concert at D.F. Cook Recital Hall.


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