News from Magnum Chorum
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. Read more at the St. Olaf web site.
MPR's Steve Staruch talks choral music with Christopher Aspaas
MAY 13, 2009—Listen to MPR's Steve Staruch talk with Christopher Aspaas, Music Director, about working with Magnum Chorum and the choir's mission to offer music of transforming artistry and spirit. Features recent sound clips of O Light Everlasting by Olaf Christiansen and Charles Forsberg's Exaltation of Christ.
Magnum Chorum carries on the tradition
MARCH 05, 2009—St. Olaf Magazine featured the choir in its Winter 2009 issue.
Magnum Chorum featured in Sun newspapers
DECEMBER 11, 2008—"Our whole object is to find the spiritual, whether in the sacred or secular," said director Christopher Aspaas in the article "Choir spreads Christmas spirit."
Christopher Aspaas featured on radio program "It Takes a Village"
NOVEMBER 8, 2008—Carla Kjellberg's guest was Christopher Aspaas on the November 8 show. Listen to the interview, which begins at 23:30 (about halfway through the program).
Christopher Aspaas Appointed Magnum Chorum Music Director
SEPTEMBER 15, 2008—Twin Cities chamber choir Magnum Chorum announced today the appointment of Dr. Christopher Aspaas as its new Music Director. Aspaas assumed the position for the choir’s 2008-2009 season, after serving as the choir’s Guest Director this past spring. Read more.
Magnum Chorum featured in the April 2008 issue of the Metro Lutheran
MARCH 24,2008—The Metro Lutheran calls Magnum Chorum a "gift to music lovers" in "Expressing the divine through Choral Music."
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.