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Brunelle, Philip

I look forward to returning to Holden Village – a place I first visited as a village musician in 1964 and most recently in 2009. I look forward to lecturing on hymns, playing for Vespers and organizing a choir, giving an organ recital as well as a piano recital, accompanying some silent movies and hopefully having a Beany Sing, (which only the old-timers will know about).
I am beginning my 42nd year as Organist-Choirmaster at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis and also as Music Director and Founder of VocalEssence, one of the biggest community choral programs in the USA. I am involved in a number of music causes: on the board of the International Federation of Choral Music, the board of Chorus America, and just completed 12 years as a Regent at St. Olaf College. I appeared on the first broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion and have remained in touch with Garrison Keillor ever since. My professional choir, the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, appears on the show from time to time and I am his conductor when there are concerts with orchestra (upcoming: Seattle Symphony, Detroit Symphony, and New York Philharmonic).
Carolyn, my wife, will be joining me. She is a studio artist, paints beautiful pictures of vessels, and is represented by Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis. Carolyn works wonders with flowers and is glad to invite others to help her add some floral arrangements on the dining room tables. She is definitely the one that keeps our home peaceful and organized. We have three grown children and six grandchildren, who all wish they could be coming to Holden with us.

Recordings

Church Music: 19th Century

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 1969

Church Music: Present and Future

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 1969

Piano Recital: Lesser Known Music by Well Known Composers August 20, 1969

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 1969

Piano Recital

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 1970

Harpsicord Recital – August 1970

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 1970

Harpsicord Recital – September 1970

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 1970

Little Red Book: The Lutheran Hymnal

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 1973

What's So Great About J.S. Bach?

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 1973

Concert August 27, 1973 with Philip Brunelle

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 1973

Music in the Church: Have You Tried This?

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 1973

Contemporary Music Development

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 1973

Harpsichord and Piano Recital

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 1981

500 Years of Church Choir Music

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 1981

Getting a Handel on the "Messiah"

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 1981

How "Messiah" was Born in Handels' Head

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 1985

How to Handle the Messiah

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 2000

Hymns and Their Origins Some Fascinating Stories

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 2000

Part I: Getting a Handle on Handel's "Messiah"

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 2009

The Biology of Hymns: A Reader's Digest (Condensed Version)

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 2009

Part II: Getting a Handle on Handel's "Messiah"

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 2009

Part III: Getting a Handle on Handel's "Messiah"

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 2009

Concert June 20, 2009

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 2009

What's Inside the Lutheran Hymnal?

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 2010

The Reader's Digest Condensed Look At Handel's "Messiah"

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 2010

Philip Brunelle & Guests Piano Concert

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 2010

A French Musicale with Philip Brunelle & Guests

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 2010

Vespers July 5, 2010 (Music Vespers)

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 2010

Vespers July 12, 2010 (Music Vespers)

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 2010

Vespers July 13, 2010 (Bastille Day Celebration)

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 2010

How to Handle Handel's "Messiah"

Presenter: Brunelle, Philip / 2017

Holden wishes to express appreciation to PLU, Pacific Lutheran University, for their support of the Holden Audio Archive Project.

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