As part of a Buffalo residency between Holy Trinity and the Erie County Music Educators’ Assn., internationally renowned composer Jake Runestad will be in attendance as the Holy Trinity Chancel Choir presents several of Mr. Runestad’s choral works throughout the 10:30 am Service. We will be joined by members of the Vocalis Chamber Choir on this most celebratory morning of music and worship. You can learn more about Jake Runestad’s extraordinary career at www.jakerunestad.com. This will be a special morning of extraordinary choral music and worship not to miss!
10:30 am, Pre-Service Music on the mighty Margaret L. Wendt Memorial Organ begins at 10:25 am.
Jake Runestad is an award-winning and frequently-performed composer of “highly imaginative” (Baltimore Sun) and “stirring and uplifting” (Miami Herald) musical works. He has received commissions and performances from leading ensembles and organizations such as Washington National Opera, VOCES8, the Swedish Radio Symphony, the Netherlands Radio Choir, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Seraphic Fire, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philippine Madrigal Singers, and more. “The Hope of Loving,” the first album of Jake’s music, recorded by Craig Hella Johnson and Conspirare, received a 2020 GRAMMY award nomination.
Jake’s visceral music and charismatic personality have fostered a busy schedule of commissions, residencies, workshops, and speaking engagements, enabling him to be one of the youngest full-time composers in the world. Considered “one of the best of the younger American composers” (Chicago Tribune), Jake Runestad holds a Master’s degree in composition from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University where he studied with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts, in addition to formative mentoring from acclaimed composer Libby Larsen. A native of Rockford, IL, Mr. Runestad is currently based in Minneapolis, MN.