"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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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!

Friday
Mar242017

Fairfax Virginia All-District Honor Choir

I spent an incredible few days with the singers of the high school SATB all-district chorus in Fairfax, Virginia. What bright, talented, eager, polite, engaged, expressive, and fun students!  I AM IN NEED OF MUSIC and I DREAM A WORLD were highlights of the concert for me. Thank you to their dedicated teachers for preparing them so thoroughly for this experience and for making a difference in their lives.

Friday
Mar242017

Phoenix Song Debut

PHOENIX SONG, for all of us affected by the Pulse nightclub tragedy of June 12, 2016, on a text by Scott Lounsbury, premiered on January 21st in Orlando.  Andrew Minear conducted the Orange County High School All-County Chorus for its first performance. Though I was not able to attend the concert, I shared my thoughts about the poem and composition with the singers and lead them in rehearsal the day before.  They were thoughtful and reflective, and sang with real sensitivity and conviction.

Sunday
Sep252016

I Sang with David Brunner!

Just home from Armstrong University's 17th annual SouthEastern Choral Arts Festival in Savannah, where I worked with high school students, along with Robert Harris' college singers, culminating in a concert last night. Thanks to all who organized and participated in this festival and thanks too, Bob, for the souvenir pencils that say "I sang with DAVID BRUNNER".  Momentous!  I've not been on a pencil before.  

Another great moment was bumping into (almost literally!) my former student Charlie Reuter in the Atlanta airport on the way home.  He is just beginning the national tour of Cinderella as conductor. Fantastic!