News from Magnum Chorum

Mark Stover Appointed Magnum Chorum Artistic Director

April 22, 2014—Magnum Chorum announced Tuesday the appointment of Mark Stover as its new Artistic Director, following a national search. Stover, a Colorado native residing in Minneapolis, will assume the position in July, after serving as a Guest Director during the 2013-2014 season.

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MPR's Steve Staruch talks with Executive Director Martha Kunau for Taste of the Holidays

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.

Star Tribune reviews The Gift of Fire Collaboration Concert

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.

Star Tribune reviews Magnum Chorum's Celestial Spring Concert

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.

St. Olaf College notes Love Divine CD and Scriven Premiere conducted by Christopher Aspaas

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.

Classics Today Reviews Magnum Chorum Recording

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.