Dr. Marc Alan Brunelle, DMA
DIRECTOR OF LITURGY & MUSIC
As Director of Liturgy & Music at St. Marcelline, Marc is responsible for planning, coordinating and evaluating all liturgical and para-liturgical (non-Eucharistic) worship at St. Marcelline. He is also responsible for the training and formation for more than 300 liturgical ministers currently serving the parish in a variety of ministries.
Dr. Brunelle also trains and conducts the 40-voice Sanctuary Choir, and the 18-voice Schola Cantorum known throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago for high quality liturgical music. At a special invitation by the Vatican, the Sanctuary Choir traveled to Italy to be the principle choir at a Solemn High Mass at the Basilica of St. Peter in Vatican City, the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, and performed a highly acclaimed concert at the Church of the Gesu in the city of Rome in December of 2006. They have also performed in Salzburg, Prague, Vienna in 2009, and recently returned from a concert tour of Barcelona, Madrid, and Montserrat Spain in 2011.
Previously to coming to Chicago, Marc was Assistant Professor of Liturgical Music and Director of Chapel Music at Wadhams Hall Seminary-College, and Director of Music at the Cathedral of Saint Mary in upstate NY, as well as music consultant for the Diocese of Ogdensburg, NY. Currently, Marc is also Assistant Conductor of Heartland Voices of Elgin, IL.
Dr. Brunelle holds degrees in Organ Performance, a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the famed King's College in Cambridge, England, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the Graduate Theological Foundation. Marc has studied conducting with Sir David Willcocks, Joseph Flummerfelt, and Edward Markward.