Recent Press

Lost In The Stars, - 3/13/2018

"The sound was rich and vacant at the same time, much like the blazing glory of the stars in space surrounded by a complete vacuum. Musically, this concert was superb." - Gregory Isaacs. Read full article

Verdigris Ensemble Is A Choir With Stars In Its Eyes, KERA's Art&Seek - 3/8/2018

The Verdigris Ensemble is a North Texas choral group made up of singers from around North Texas (Dallas, Denton, Arlington and Addison). They're led by the group's founder and artist director Sam Brukhman. Brukhman's a New Jersey native who studied at Westminster Choir College in Princeton. The group's goal is to introduce choral music to a modern audience using creative concert programming, technology and an nontraditional use of space. Read full article

Big Dreams, Strong Vision; with Ryan Guth, Choir Ninja Podcast - 2/28/2018

Artistic Director, Sam Brukhman, talks to Ryan Guth about the 6 primary qualities of a successful choral startup. Listen to the podcast

Ready for some fresh sounds in classical music? Themes range from 'Beowulf' to Apollo 8, Dallas Morning News - 2/24/2018

Innovative programming is a prime focus for the Verdigris Ensemble, a new professional chamber choir led by Sam Brukhman. With 16 singers for its next program, Verdigris is certainly living up to its credo. Read full article

Artistic Director, Sam Brukhman, featured on Choir Chat Podcast - 1/13/2018

Artistic Director, Sam Brukhman, talks about how he got started in choral music and why he created Verdigris Ensemble. Listen to the podcast

The Most Inspiring Stories in Dallas, VoyageDallas - 1/3/2018

Artistic Director, Sam Brukhman, featured in Voyage Dallas Magazine's Most Inspiring Stories in Dallas. Read full article

Choral Fans Have a Season to Celebrate thanks to Orpheus and Newcomer Verdigris, Dallas Morning News - 12/15/2017

"the group had negotiated the intonation minefields of the Poulenc motets with impressive assurance." - Scott Cantrell

"..these were accomplished performances by a group that sang its first concert only two months ago. These were capable and attentive singers, very much committed to Brukhman and his vision. This will be a group to watch." - Scott Cantrell. Read full article

Beyond 'parking and barking'" Verdigris brings surprises to choral music, Dallas Morning News - 12/6/17

"Sam Brukhman believes in the power of choral music. Just not always in the traditional approach of, as many choral directors put it, "parking and barking" — having an ensemble stand and deliver traditional songs in a formal concert venue. 

While he sees nothing wrong with a traditional approach, it reaches only a limited audience, he says. Through modern instrument technology, unconventional use of space and creative concert programming, Brukhman hoped his ensemble would expand the reach of choral music." - Elizabeth Hamilton. Read full article

What is Real? Engaging Choral Music!, LLLOpera Blog - 10/10/2017

"But, I was surprised to see that the spoken sections of the story were not nearly as intriguing to this little girl as the singing. That’s a testament to the group’s mesmerizing skill and showmanship." - Laurie Lynn Lindemeier. Read full article