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Isthmus Vocal Ensemble

Director: Dr. Scott MacPherson

 Isthmus Vocal Ensemble

Mixed Choral Ensemble from WI, United States.

It started as a strange thought: Why not bring Madison's best choral singers together with a gifted conductor for two intensive weeks, and harness that collective creative energy for a single performance?

Do the math: The reputation of the conductor would draw the best and the brightest. The compressed commitment would allow even the busiest performer to lend a voice. And the combined intensity of rehearsal schedule, skill level, and artistic direction would contribute to a single, passionate, glorious burst of choral music. Then we could all go home and sleep.

Somehow, the idea struck a chord. The result is the Isthmus Vocal Ensemble, a professional-grade choral group whose existence is as transitory as the musical moment itself.


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Isthmus Vocal Ensemble : Andrew Rindfleisch - Choral Works : 00  1 CD : Scott MacPherson : Andrew Rindfleisch : 927

Isthmus Vocal Ensemble : Andrew Rindfleisch - Choral Works

Review: Andrew Rindfleisch (b. 1963) is an internationally active composer, conductor, and pianist whose work continues to gain consistent critical and popular acclaim. A leading composer of his generation, he has produced dozens of works for the concert hall, including solo, chamber, vocal, choral, orchestral, and wind music. His committed interest in other forms of music-making have also led him to the composition and performance of jazz and related forms of improvisation. As a composer, Mr. Rindfleisch has been awarded many prestigious honors in recognition of his work. He is the 1997-98 recipient of the coveted Rome Prize and in 1996 received a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Most recently, he received the 2002 Cleveland Arts Prize, the 2001 Aaron Copland Award, and the 2000 Koussevitzky Foundation Commission from the Library of Congress. He has also been the recipient of over thirty-five other prizes and awards, including those from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Fromm Foundation, ASCAP, and the League of Composers-ISCM. He has participated in dozens of renowned music festivals and has received residency fellowships from the Charles Ives Center for American Music, the Czech-American Music Institute in Prague, the June in Buffalo Contemporary Music Festival, the MacDowell Colony, and the Pierre Boulez Workshop at Carnegie Hall, among others. Mr. Rindfleisch holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison (Bachelor of Music), the New England Conservatory of Music (Master of Music), and Harvard University (PhD)

Songlist: To His Music, In Manus Tuas, Gebet, Dixit Dominus, Me! Come! My Dazzled Face!, Sweet Rose, Fair Flower, Psalm

8660c | 00 1 CD | $15.95 | Some a cappella

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