Florida, Here I Come!

It's been a couple of years since I was in the Sunshine State, but I'm coming back tomorrow! I will be in Delray Beach for the Delray Beach Chorale dress rehearsal tomorrow night, and the premiere of "A Song of Singing" on Saturday December 3rd.  Concert info here.

I'm very excited - it will be great to hear this wonderful group of singers perform a really fantastic program of music. I'm honored to have been asked to write a new work in celebration of their 30th anniversary!  The piece is joyus, big, and hopefully fun for everyone involved!

Other recent news:

  • Goodnight, Goodnight was chosen to be presented in the ACDA Eastern Division Conference Reading Session at the Convention in February.
  • Lauda will be performed by the Bethel College Wind Ensemble at the Kansas Music Educators Association’s In-Service Workshop next spring in Wichita, KS.  The Bethel Wind Ensemble recently performed the work on November 20th, and will perform the piece again at KMEA in February.  Congrats to Timothy Shade and the ensemble who were one of three ensembles chosen out of 66 Kansas ensembles - wow!

Recent/Upcoming Performances

It has been a busy autumn season with a lot of exciting events and projects! Here is a list of recent and upcoming performances:

September 26, 2011 – Premiere of Distant Moons Eastman Wind Ensemble, Mark Scatterday, Director.  Rochester, NY.

September 30, 2011 – Premiere of Star Spangled Banner arrangement Idaho State Civic Symphony, Chung Park, Directory.  Pocatello, ID.

October 23, 2011 – Premiere of Once More, My Soul First Congregational Church Sanctuary Choir. Westminster, MA

October 25Hers Was a Beautiful Soul Thad Anderson, marimba. UCF Rehearsal Hall Auditorium, Orlando, FL

October 29, 2011An Hour of Hallowed Peace Freudig Singers. Buffalo, NY.

October 30, 2011Hers Was a Beautiful Soul Thad Anderson, marimba. Casa Feliz Museum, Winter Park, FL

November 3, 2011Flash Black Keene State College Concert Band, Jim Cheesebrough, Director.  Keene, NH.

November 20, 2011  – Lauda, Mov. I. Bethel College Wind Ensemble, Timothy Shade, Director.  Newton, KS.

December 3, 2011Premiere of A Song of Singing Delray Beach Chorale, Eric Keiper, Director.  Delray Beach, FL.