Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble

BCE concertBCE — the initials could easily stand for Beyond the Common Era or Before the Common Era; the 24-voice ensemble sings a highly specialized, virtuosic repertoire for advanced choral singers, concentrating on music of the 21st century and drawing relationships to its polyphonic roots in early music, primarily that of the Renaissance. 

Performance Video

Video: Two iconic contemporary works by winners of the Nemmers Prize (November 2015) This performance, conducted by Donald Nally, features the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble, University Chorale, and Anima: Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus. The program features Kaija Saariaho’s Oltra Mar and John Adams’s On the Transmigration of Souls.

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Conductor: Donald Nally

Ryan Townsend Strand