MVMC Commissioned Composer Program
In the fall of 2012 the Minnesota Valley Men's Chorale Board of Directors decided to commission a work in honor of our 10th anniversary concert season. Under the recommendation of our artistic director, Steve Boehlke, the board decided to ask a nationally renowned, highly respected educator/composer, and good friend of MVMC, Dr. David Dickau, to write our first commission. The piece, The Road Not Taken, debuted in the fall of 2013, was not only a huge hit with the members of the organization, but also with choirs around the United States.
Spawning from the success of the first commission, the board of directors established a commissioned composer program to further men's choral repertoire by commissioning a work every year. The Chorale will debut a new, unique work every year and work with the composers to promote the work to the choral community.
MVMC Commissioned Composers
2013 - David Dickau - The Road Not Taken - Published by Pavane Publishing
2014 - Jason Hansen - Look To This Day
2015 - Matthew CUlloton - Invictus
2016 - CONNOR J. KOPPIN - TO THE EVEN-SONG
2017 - TIMOTHY C. TAKACH - VII. MARS (LOVE ASLEEP AND WAITING)
2018 - CHRISTOPHER ASPAAS - Light, my light
2019 - John Helgen - Crossing the bar