Dr. David Dickau is a choral conductor and composer residing in Mankato, Minnesota where he is Director of Choral Activities at Minnesota State University, Mankato. As a part of his duties, Dr. Dickau conducts the Concert Choir and teaches conducting and composition. Dr. Dickau holds advanced degrees in Choral Music from Northwestern University (Evanston IL) and the University of Southern California (Los Angeles CA) where he studied with Morten Lauridsen and Rodney Eichenberger. He has taught choral music on both the high school and college levels and has conducted community and church choirs. He also served as music director of Magnum Chorum, a Twin Cities-based St. Olaf alumni choir for thirteen years.

Dr. Dickau has filled over fifty commissions for choral festivals, churches, and schools. Commissions have included Dresden Canticles, composed in honor of the rebuilding of the Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany, View from the Air commissioned by the Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation in honor of the seventieth anniversary of Charles Lindbergh√≠s historic trans-Atlantic flight.

Albums

Music in the Listening Place

Release Date: February 9, 2018
Catalog Number: NV6142
21st Century
Liturgical
Vocal Music
Choir
We welcome Tucker Biddlecombe to the PARMA Recordings family with the debut of Music In The Listening Place, a collection of choral works performed by the Vanderbilt University Chorale and conducted by Biddlecombe. Biddlecombe demonstrates masterful programming in his ability to curate a modern listening experience based on mostly classical texts. Of particular note is Three Songs of Faith, an elegant collection of settings of e.e. cummings texts by Eric Whitacre.
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Voices Of Earth And Air

Release Date: July 30, 2013
Catalog Number: NV5923
21st Century
Vocal Music
Choir
The poet has long been considered a vehicle for expressing human thought and emotion through literary device, setting the seemingly indescribable to text, offering direction to the enamored and forlorn alike. The human voice adds a new element to the text, providing an additional level of complexity and expressiveness.
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