Friday Nov 30, 2012
A fundraising concert featuring the UNM Concert Choir, Recital Choir and Lobo Men's Chorus. Conducted by Bradley Ellingboe.
Bradley Ellingboe has led a wide-ranging career in the world of singing, including accomplishments as a choral conductor, soloist, composer, scholar and teacher. As a choral conductor he has led festival choruses in 40 states and 14 foreign countries. He made his operatic conducting debut in 2011, leading the world-premiere performances of Stephen Paulus’s opera Shoes for the Santo Niño in a joint production by the Santa Fe Opera and the University of New Mexico. As a bass-baritone soloist he has sung under such conductors as Robert Shaw, Helmuth Rilling, Karl Jenkins and Sir David Willcocks. Ellingboe has over 110 pieces of music in print, including his largest work, the Requiem for chorus and orchestra, which made its Carnegie Hall debut with the composer conducting in 2010. Ellingboe led the European debut of his Requiem in 2011, with concerts in Budapest, Bratislava and Prague. For his scholarly work in making the songs of Edvard Grieg more accessible to the English-speaking public, he was knighted by the King of Norway in 1994. As a teacher, the University of New Mexico Alumni Association named him Faculty of the Year in 2008.