"David Brunner's music is lyrical, fresh-sounding and always creative.  His music is a favorite with the choir as well as the audience!"

Lynne Gackle
School of Music
Baylor University

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Sunday
Mar262017

Premiere of La Koro Sutro

My colleagues Jeremy Hunt (tenor), Nora Lee Garcia (flute) and Steven Chicurel-Stein (piano) premiered my LA KORO SUTRO today on the faculty artist series at the University of Central Florida.  It is a setting of the Buddhist Heart Sutra in Esperanto.  A truly beautiful performance.

Friday
Mar242017

NewYVC Unite

Just back from a week in London and East London with friend and colleague Jane Wheeler.  Rehearsals of my LIVING SONG with 500 children (actually two clusters of 250 each) in preparation for the BIG NewYVC United concert this summer at Royal Festival Hall were great fun, and the day-long immersion with 25 conductors for the Choral Music Experience (CME) was fantastic.  Vegetable thali at Taste of India, the Hockney exhibit at the Tate Britain and Rauschenberg at the Tate Modern, choral evensong at St. Paul's followed by a Bach organ recital, a reunion with Linda Gregerson over cappuccino after 40 years, flowering cherry trees and daffodils, many tube rides, and the wonderful Borough market were some of the highlights of the week (the huge variety of sauteed forest mushrooms on toast the next morning brought us great joy).  Thank you, Jane, for the invitation, friendship and kind hospitality.

Friday
Mar242017

National ACDA Conference is a Cold One!

The national ACDA conference in Minneapolis was a huge gathering of thousands of choral directors and singers.  I had many favorite moments, including the Inner Mongolian Children's Choir's performance, a rehearsal with the Middle School/Junior High Honor Choir on my VIVA LA MUSIC!, with which they opened their concert, and memorable dinners with old friends (Monello's and Esker Grove at the Museum of Art were especially good). A warm and wonderful conference despite temperatures below 20 degrees!

Friday
Mar242017

All Time Favorite Works with Snacks!

I had a great time with the Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic, as part of their Music Academy. In anticipation of our upcoming performance of Mahler 2 with the OPO on April 8th, we discussed the history of singers and instrumentalists in collaboration and listened to some of my all time favorite works -- all in two hours, with wine and snacks!

Friday
Mar242017

High Flight Premiere

I had a terrific morning rehearsal with the Village Voices Chorale, of Lady Lake, Florida, in preparation for their 20th Anniversary premiere of my HIGH FLIGHT on John Gillespie Magee's well-known poem. John Lowe, you have a spirited, eager and talented chorus!