Heralded by the San Francisco Chronicle as singing "with terrific poise and clarity," tenor Brad Bradshaw completed both his doctor of music and master of music degrees at the University of Minnesota. His most outstanding performances include tenor roles in Mozart's Don Giovanni and Cosi fan tutte, Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and the lead role of Albert in Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring. Dr. Bradshaw premiered the role of "the Boy" in Libby Larsen's opera Every Man Jack.
Dr. Bradshaw can be heard performing for the renowned Lyra Ensemble, Thursday Musical Society, the Schubert Club, Minnesota Bach Society and the St. John's Oratorio Chorus as the tenor soloist in Handel's Messiah. Other engagements include J.S. Bach's Magnificat and Benjamin Britten's Cantata Miseri Cordium. He has also performed the role of the Evangelist in J.S. Bach's St. Matthew'sPassion.
Coro first began in early 2006. Vocal colleagues began to brainstorm about how to help solo singers in the Twin Cities gain performance opportunities that were different from other choral models in the area. After some preliminary planning and an initial Christmas concert with opera excerpts, Coro began to develop. With the addition of collaborative artists, our vision and mission started growing.
With emphasis on classical, opera, operetta, and the lyric stage repertoire, we have been privileged to sing with the Minnesota Sinfonia, MacPhail Center's Sonomento, the Dakota Valley Symphony Orchestra. We have performed at the State Fair for Minnesota Public Radio and been interviewed on MPR as a featured ensemble. Coro has performed a wide variety of repertoire including Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes, the Verdi Requiem, Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna, as well as our past concert programs such as Viva Verdi, A French Opera Gala, In a Persian Garden, and A Night in Vienna.
Coro is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. All charitable donations are tax deductible.
Coro provides its vocal participants the opportunity to perform solos, duets, small and full ensembles from classical, opera, operetta, and the lyric stage repertoire, strengthening and educating our community through the vocal arts. Coro is organized for educational purposes as specified in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The purpose of our organization is to foster appreciation for and education in the vocal arts; to strengthen community through the performance of classical, opera, operetta, and lyric stage repertoire vocal arts genres; and to provide emerging vocal artists the opportunity to perform through concerts, solos, and small or full ensemble repertoire from the above genres.