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The Dale Warland Singers earned acclaim around the United States for their commitment to commissioning and performing 20th-century choral music. They were, in 1992, the first recipient of the Margaret Hillis Achievement Award for Choral Excellence. The Singers were also recognized by ASCAP for their work on behalf of composers and new music. Founder and director Dale Warland retired at the end of the 2003-2004 season, and the chorus did not continue after his retirement.

The Dale Warland Singers commissioned 270 choral works, presented more than 400 concerts and produced 27 highly acclaimed recordings in the 32 years of its existence. More than 150 notable composers have worked with the Dale Warland Singers, including Grammy winners Dominick Argento, Libby Larsen, Stephen Paulus, Carol Barnett, Aaron Jay Kernis, George Shearing, Dave Brubeck, Peter Schickele, Alice Parker, Kirke Mechem, Mary Ellen Childs, Augusta Read Thomas, Janika Vandervelde, Bernard Rands, Emma Lou Diemer, Brent Michael Davids, Frank Ferko and Eric Whitacre. The Dale Warland Singers’ Choral Venture program encouraged works by emerging composers, awarding commissions to over fifty talented composers.

In addition to an annual subscription season in the Twin Cities, the Dale Warland Singers toured through out the United States and abroad. In 1990, the group traveled to Stockholm and Helsinki to represent North America at the Second World Symposium on Choral Music. In 2002, the Dale Warland Singers made its debut at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago and performed at the American Harp Society National Conference and at the Sixth World Symposium on Choral Music, both held in the Twin Cities. The ensemble also appeared on Garrison Keillor’s original A Prairie Home Companion radio program and performed regularly on Public Radio International’s Saint Paul Sunday. Its annual “Echoes of Christmas” and “Cathedral Classics” broadcasts reached 1.5 million listeners across the United States.

In March 2007, Dale Warland, received the Robert Shaw Award in Choral Music. This award is given biannually by the American Choral Directors Association to honor an individual for lifetime achievement in the choral art.

Royalties from the sale of every Dale Warland Singers recording on Gothic are donated to the Dale Warland Singers Fund for New Choral Music, an endowment administered by the American Composers Forum. Earnings from the Fund are used to commissioning, performance and recording of new choral works.
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Christmas with the Dale Warland Singers Argento - Walden Pond - The Dale Warland Singers Christmas Echoes  v.1 - Dale Warland Singers
The acclaimed Dale Warland Singers sing a beautiful Christmas program featuring imaginative arrangements of carols from around the world. The sound is incomparable. One of our best selling CDs EVER. Nominated for Best Choral Performance Grammy in 2003! Composer and librettist Dominick Argento is one of America's leading composers and among the most frequently performed 20th-century composers of opera. His chamber pieces as well have met with international acclaim. Argento has a long history of collaboration with the Dale Warland Singers; this new release features a world-premiere recording of the composer's Walden Pond, a song cycle based on text by Henry David Thoreau and scored for chorus, three cellos, and harp. A compilation of Christmas arrangements featured on American Public Media's "Christmas Echoes with Dale Warland" broadcasts.  Volume two contains 28 tracks of arrangements by noted musicians like John Rutter, William Billings, Stephen Paulus, Charles Ives, Peter Warlock, Jeffrey Van, Roger Wagner, Norman Luboff and of course, Dale Warland.
Christmas Echoes v.2  - Dale Warland Singers Reincarnations - Dale Warland Singers Harvest Home - Dale Warland Singers
A compilation of Christmas arrangements featured on American Public Media's "Christmas Echoes with Dale Warland" broadcasts.  Volume two contains 27 tracks of arrangements by noted musicians like John Rutter, David Wilcocks, Stephen Paulus, William Walton, Daniel Pinkham, Peter Warlock, Jeffrey Van, and of course, Dale Warland. The incomparable sound of the Dale Warland Singers is unleashed on five contemporary American works by Barber, Ives, Avshalomov, Finney, and Fine just the type of music that earned them a Grammy® nomination last year for best choral performance. One of three final recordings by this preeminent group.
Exquisitely sung and beautifully recorded, this CD offers some of the most heartfelt singing we’ve ever heard. Perfect intonation, sumptuous sound, and familiar tunes---this is Dale Warland at his best. Includes “Deep River,” Simple Gifts, “The Water is Wide,” Beautiful River (“Shall we gather at the river”) “We gather together,” and many more. Full text and notes on each song.Within its first month, Harvest Home became our best-selling CD ever, and hit Billboard’s Top 20 Classical Chart.
Rachmaninoff Vespers - Dale Warland Singers Lux Aurumque - Dale Warland Singers Seasons - Dale Warland Singers, Minnesota Beethoven Festival Chorale
Seasons / Dale Warland
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From a concert given on the day of the Columbia shuttle tragedy comes this moving performance of Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil, sung with the dynamics and expressive power of one of the world's great choral ensembles. Sung in Church Slavonic. The Grammy-nominated Dale Warland Singers release their highly anticipated final recording, Lux Aurumque. This program of popular 19th- and 20th-century sacred music demonstrates the high choral standards Warland reached with his now disbanded group. The trademark Warland sound is captured brilliantly by the Grammy award-winning team of Steve Barnett and Preston Smith. One of NPR'S 10 Best Classical CDs of 2007! The Grammy-nominated Dale Warland's new album -- his first in 14 years! Dale Warland conducts the Dale Warland Singers and the Minnesota Beethoven Festival Chorale in this program of music by Argento and Persichetti.
The Complete Dale Warland Singers on Gothic!
The Complete Dale Warland Singers on Gothic!
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The Complete set of Dale Warland Singers recordings on Gothic Records! Includes all eight albums