Charles Bruffy

Born 1958
Charles Bruffy
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1958
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Charles Bruffy

Charles Bruffy Biography (Wikipedia)

Charles Bruffy (born 1958) is an American choral conductor. He is artistic director of the Kansas City Chorale in Kansas City, Missouri, and the Phoenix Chorale in Phoenix, Arizona, and is Chorus Director of the Kansas City Symphony. He lives in Kansas City and Phoenix.

Charles Bruffy received his bachelor's degree in piano performance from Missouri Western State College in St. Joseph, Missouri, and a master's degree in vocal performance from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri Kansas City. He received the Spotlight Alumni Award from the Conservatory of Music at UMKC's 1999 Alumni Awards Luncheon. He received the UMKC Class of 2016 Alumni Award for the Conservatory.

Bruffy began his career as a tenor soloist for Robert Shaw (conductor), performing with the Robert Shaw Festival Singers for recordings and concerts in France and at Carnegie Hall in New York. Mr. Shaw encouraged Mr. Bruffy's development as a conductor, and in 1996 he was invited by American Public Media's Performance Today to help celebrate Shaw's eightieth birthday with an on-air tribute. In 1999, The New York Times named Bruffy as the late Shaw's potential heir. Bruffy became Artistic Director of the Kansas City Chorale in 1988. He has been Director of Music at Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church since 1995. He took the reins as Artistic Director of the Phoenix Chorale in 1998, and as Chorus Director of the Kansas City Symphony Chorus in 2008.

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Ola Gjeilo
Serenity (O magnum mysterium)
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Serenity (O magnum mysterium)
Ola Gjeilo
Northern Lights
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Northern Lights
Matthew Harris
O mistress mine (Shakespeare Songs)
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O mistress mine (Shakespeare Songs)
Ola Gjeilo
Northern Lights (Pulchra es, amica mea)
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Northern Lights (Pulchra es, amica mea)
Sergei Rachmaninov
All-Night Vigil, Blessed Is The Man
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All-Night Vigil, Blessed Is The Man

All-Night Vigil, Blessed Is The Man

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Phoenix Chorale and Kansas City Chorale
Sergei Rachmaninov
The Great Doxology from the All-Night Vigil
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The Great Doxology from the All-Night Vigil
Ola Gjeilo
The Ground, 'Pleni sunt coeli et terra gloria tua'
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The Ground, 'Pleni sunt coeli et terra gloria tua'
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The cloud-capp'd towers (Three Shakespeare Songs)
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The cloud-capp'd towers (Three Shakespeare Songs)
Sergei Rachmaninov
Blessed is the man (All-Night Vigil, Op 37)
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Blessed is the man (All-Night Vigil, Op 37)
Phoenix Chorale
Serenity
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Serenity
Sergei Rachmaninov
Vespers (All-night vigil) Op.37 for chorus
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Vespers (All-night vigil) Op.37 for chorus
Ola Gjeilo
The Spheres (Kyrie eleison) (2008) oringinally from the Sunrise Mass
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The Spheres (Kyrie eleison) (2008) oringinally from the Sunrise Mass
Benjamin Britten
A Hymn to the Virgin
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A Hymn to the Virgin
John Carter
In time of softest snow
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In time of softest snow
Ola Gjeilo
Ubi caritas
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Ubi caritas
Ola Gjeilo
Serenity (feat. Phoenix Chorale & Charles Bruffy)
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Serenity (feat. Phoenix Chorale & Charles Bruffy)
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