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New Vocal Ensemble Debuts July 19

Author: 
Jenna Ray
Publication date: 
July 1, 2019
  • Ensemble Intersection is west central Minnesota's newest vocal ensemble.
  • The selective, ensemble includes professional, regional, and University voices.
  • Ensemble Intersection debuts in a concert at the University of Minnesota Morris on July 19.

Ensemble Intersection, west central Minnesota's newest vocal ensemble, debuts July 19 in a concert at the University of Minnesota Morris. Founded by Bradley Miller, DMA, the highly selective, semi-professional ensemble includes a cross-section professional, regional, and University voices.

About the Ensemble

Ensemble Intersection builds bridges as it creates at the highest level of artistry and presents concerts that are meaningful and enriching for audiences. Five elite professional vocalists unite with four collegiate and 11 regional singers to create stirring choral experiences.

Ensemble Intersection is conducted by Miller, director of choral activities at the University of Minnesota Morris.

"There are many fine community choirs in our region, but none quite like Ensemble Intersection," says Miller. "This group is not only about making music at a professional level, but also about mentorship, community building, and outreach. It's an incredible opportunity for our students and avocational musicians to stand shoulder to shoulder with elite vocalists."

About the Debut Performance

Ensemble Intersection will present I AM MUSIC on Friday, July 19, 7:30 p.m., University of Minnesota Morris, Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall (600 East 4th Street, Morris, MN 56267) and on Sunday, July 21, 3 p.m., Vinje Lutheran Church (1101 Willmar Avenue Southwest, Willmar, MN 56201).

I AM MUSIC weaves together varied choral works in a meaningful narrative, accentuating the many ways music encounters us through life's journey. The program features works by Dale Trumbore, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Pierre de la Rue, Alice Parker, Jake Runestad, René Clausen, Samuel Barber, Dominick Argento, and others.

The program is approximately 70 minutes in length, with a 15-minute intermission.

No tickets required, but a $10 donation to Vinje Lutheran Church is suggested for Sunday.

I AM MUSIC, presented by Ensemble Intersection

Concert Dates and Venues

Friday, July 19, 7:30 p.m.

University of Minnesota Morris, Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall (600 East 4th Street, Morris, MN 56267)

Sunday, July 21, 3 p.m.

Vinje Lutheran Church (1101 Willmar Avenue Southwest, Willmar, MN 56201)

No tickets required, but a $10 donation to Vinje Lutheran Church is suggested for Sunday.

This project is made possible by generous support from the University of Minnesota Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship (GIA) and Imagine Fund programs.

About Grant in Aid

Administered through the Office of the Vice President for Research, Grant-in-Aid Program funds are awarded in the belief that the quality of faculty research and artistic endeavors is a major determinant of the overall vitality of the institution. The grants are intended to act as seed money for developing projects. Learn more at research.umn.edu.

About the Imagine Fund

An initiative of the Executive Vice President and Provost, Imagine Fund programs are supported by a generous grant from the McKnight Foundation; additional contributions have come from the Provost's Office, Graduate School, and the Office of the Vice President for Research, and from the creation of the chair through the Permanent University Fund. Learn more at imaginefund.umn.edu.