The Cornerstone Chorale & Brass presents a powerful message of reconciliation, healing and social justice through narration and a wide variety of traditional music. Woven together with newly composed musical themes, the concerts encourage faith communities and individuals to reach out in service to those in need.
The nationally recruited professional ensemble brings together 20 singers, 7 instrumentalists and a narrator from across the country. During 480+ performances, Cornerstone has raised thousands of dollars for more than 200 charities in the U.S. and Canada.
Our 2023 program is centered around appreciating the many blessings in our lives, reminding us that we are called not only to recognize, but also to respond to God’s love and grace by working for peace and justice for all people.
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Artistic & Choral Director
Bruce is the founder and conductor of The Cornerstone Chorale & Brass, a nationally recruited, paid professional touring ensemble, performing fine choral music augmented with narration. Cornerstone has presented 463 performances in the United States and Canada, including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Carnegie Hall in New York.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) where he studied under Paul J. Christiansen; a master’s degree from Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) where he worked with composers H. Owen Reed and Jere Hutcheson; and a doctorate in music from the University of Illinois – Champaign-Urbana, where he studied with Harold Decker. His published pieces are performed nationwide.
Vantine also is the conductor and artistic director of the Bel Canto Chorus of St. Louis, and director of the adult choir at The Lutheran Church of the Atonement in Florissant, Missouri.
He served on the faculty of The University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) Department of Music from 1980 – 1993.
Currently resides in: St. Louis, MO