News from Magnum Chorum
June 1, 2018—Twin Cities choral ensemble Magnum Chorum announced Thursday the appointment of Dr. Dwight Jilek as its new Artistic Director, following a national search. Dr. Jilek assumes the position immediately in June and opens Magnum Chorum’s 28th concert season with performances on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4
October 1, 2015—Described as indisputably unique, innovative, lush and lyrical, the music of Paul John Rudoi is fast becoming an important force in the worldwide choral community. Paul will be Magnum Chorum's composer in residence for the 2015-2016 Season.
December 11, 2014—Listen to MPR's Steve Staruch talk with Martha Kunau, Executive Director, about Magnum Chorum's new artistic director Mark Stover, the choir's mission to offer music of transforming artistry and spirit and what keeps singers coming back week after week.
December 20, 2013—Listen to MPR's Steve Staruch talk with Martha Kunau, Executive Director, about holiday traditions and Magnum Chorum's mission to offer music of transforming artistry and spirit.
October 10, 2011—Under artistic director Philip Brunelle, VocalEssence was joined by Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and Magnum Chorum, the Singers and St. Olaf College's Manitou Singers in regional premieres of two monumental works the organization had co-commissioned: William Bolcom's Prometheus and Michael Daugherty's Mount Rushmore (2010) for Chorus and Orchestra. Read the full review.
May 10, 2010—Fifty voices celebrate spring: Magnum Chorum's spring concert showed the a cappella choir at the top of its game. Read the full review on the Star Tribune web site.
October 27, 2009—Magnum Chorum's Love Divine CD, released on November 1, 2009, is conducted by Christopher Aspaas and features the premiere performance of This is the Day composed by St. Olaf College student Stanford Scriven.
September 30, 2003—David Vernier calls Wonder Tidings: Christmas Music of Stephen Paulus a "rewarding 50-plus minutes, enlightening and informing us of important work by one of today's more imaginative and thoughtful composers." Read the review in Classics Today.