Episode 17 - VocalEssence 2021-2022 Season, Examined

Episode 17 covers the expanse of inspiration and insights leading to VocalEssence’s 2021-2022 season. Philip talks about researching and programming a diverse mix of choral music—from Astor Piazzolla to Gabriel Kahane to The Aeolians to Jose Nünez to Stewart Copeland of The Police. “There’s so much great choral music of the past and present,” notes Philip, gesturing to the tens of thousands of scores surrounding his office.

In this episode we also learn what constitutes a “fantastic” composition for singers, that Philip manages to “inbox zero,” and the secret history linking Stewart Copeland to Philip back in 1977.

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