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Two new recordings!

cd_indychoircd_be_merryI recently received two recordings in the mail that included my setting of Still, Still, Still. One is from the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Eric Stark directing. “Still” won their 2012 Christmas Carol Competition, and they were kind to include the piece on this recording. It’s a well-rounded recording with something for everyone. The choir has some 160 voices and has a strong, warm sound. Their performance of my piece is powerful! The CD is available from the choir’s store here, and a digital download is available through Amazon. The other recording, Be Merry!, is from the Choirs of All Saints Northampton and the Northampton Bach Choir, Lee Dunleavy conducting. It’s an all-British recording of all American composers, with that softer, clearer tone of a mixed choir with boy sopranos. Also a lovely sound! This recording may be purchased here. I’m quite thrilled to hear my music being sung and recorded by groups of this caliber! Thanks to all involved in both!

The Indianapolis recording also includes a piece by my friend Brian Büda, and the Northampton disc includes pieces by Peter Anglea, Craig Courtney, and Dan Forrest.

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2014 in everything else

 

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UK Premiere!

Happy new year to all! A little before Christmas, I got the wonderfully exciting news that Lee Dunleavy included my Still, Still, Still in the Christmas Eve service at All Saints’ Church, Northampton, UK! He is planning to record the piece with the Northampton Bach Choir in May 2014. Some readers may recall that Lee recently recorded Dan Forrest’s Carol of Joy with the choirs of All Saints (Carol of Joy was the title track of this recording). The Christmas Eve service was my first performance in the UK, and this recording will be the first one of significance of any of my works. soli deo gloria!

 
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Posted by on January 2, 2014 in everything else

 

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Rivertree Christmas!

ImageRivertree Christmas is this week! Greenville/Upstate friends, please plan to attend one of our free concerts 7:30pm Thursday, Dec. 19th, Daniel Chapel at Furman University; and 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 20th, Second Presbyterian Church, River Street, downtown Greenville. We’re also singing for the Biltmore Candlelight Christmas Evening on Wednesday, Dec. 18th, off and on from 6pm until 10. Rivertree was recently featured on a local TV news broadcast as well. The video can be viewed here. The choir is including my Still, Still, Still this year, which is really fun for me!

Merry Christmas, and I hope to see many of you later this week!

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2013 in performances

 

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Upcoming Performances!

ImageMy “Still, Still, Still” is being performed in Capital University’s Christmas Festival this year, under the direction of Lynda Hasseler. I have heard wonderful things about this yearly tradition. There are four performances in Columbus, Ohio, on December 5–8; 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and 3:30pm on Sunday. Tickets are available  for purchase here, and you can read more about the event here.

ImageAlso, Rivertree Singers, under the direction of Warren Cook, is performing “Still, Still, Still” in their Christmas series this year. We (Rivertree) will be performing two free concerts in Greenville, SC: Thursday, Dec. 19th in Daniel Chapel at Furman University and Friday, Dec. 20th at Second Presbyterian Church on River Street in downtown Greenville. Both concerts are at 7:30pm and are free to all. Rivertree Singers is also singing for the Biltmore Estate’s beautiful Candlelight Christmas Evenings event on Wednesday, Dec. 18th. This is a ticketed event, but certainly one worth considering!

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2013 in performances

 

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