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316 members and no one has posted that they have had a premiere, commission or performance they are proud of in a long time.   What's been going on in your composing life?  Check in and tell the community.  We need some positivre reinforcement that people are being successful out there.  Ring the Bell!
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on April 18, 2012 6:13am
I have a big first performance tomorrow, 20 min commissoned piece for choir, soprano soloist and organ. Latin text. Will post youtube :)
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on April 22, 2012 3:06am
on April 18, 2012 6:55am
I've recently experienced quite a bit of success (by my own standards, anyway) and can thank ChoralNet for a lot of that!  I posted about my recent setting of "The Lord's Prayer" in the New Print Publications Announcement board in back in January.  Since then, I have received probably close to 20 inquiries for score perusal and have sold scores to 7 different choirs.  I attended the premiere of the work in mid March at a small southern Minnesota High School.  A good friend of mine is the director there and I offered the piece to her before I ever started shopping it around.  I never imagined to have the success that I've enjoyed in a small amount of time!  It's been instrumental in encouraging me to work even harder at composing and trying to promote my works.
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on April 18, 2012 8:06am
The Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester MN, under guest conductor Matthew Culloton,  will give the premier of a new
piece of mine on May 5 and 6.  The piece is There will come soft rains, an a cappella setting of two Sara Teasdale
poems.  The commission was offered after I won the CAE's Commissioning Contest.  The piece is in press with
Santa Barbara Music Publishing.  For concert details: http://www.choralartsensemble.org/concerts/AmericanSpring.html
 
I just received a commission from the Intenational Horn Society to write a concerto for horn and chamber chorus.  
The premier wil be at the IHS symposium in June, 2013.  Details concerning the soloist (not me!), chorus and location
will be announced later.
 
The Phoenix Girls Choir, under Danya Tiller, performed three pieces of mine: Pie Jesu, I shall keep singing!, and
in Paradisum.  I was sorry I couldn't travel to AZ to hear them  this past weekend.
 
Brian Holmes
San Jose, CA
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on April 18, 2012 9:03am
I have been commissioned to compose a choral work for the 2012  "Singing the Faith" Reformation festival at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. The work, a setting of Luther's 12-verse "Ten Commandments" hymn text, for which I have composed an original melody, will be set for choir, congregation, organ, and chamber orchestra and will be performed by the Valparaiso University Chorale, conducted by Christopher Cock. 
 
 I have been commissioned to compose an art song cycle for the 2013 Constance Fenimore Woolson Convention in Atlanta.  My composition, "Mizpah," on a text by Constance Fenimore Woolson for SSA choir and piano, was premiered in October by the Hiram College Western Reserve Women's Choir at National City Christian Church in Washington, DC.  Also performed on that concert were my pieces "Evening Song," for SSA, piano, and flute,  text by Sydney Lanier, and "Shall We Gather at the River," for SSA, piano, and handbells, text by Robert Lowry. 
 
On September 9th, 2012, together with organist Matthew Ginter, I will perform a benefit concert at and for Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, the historic downtown Cleveland congregation that is known for being the first church in America to have a lighted indoor Christmas tree.  The concert will include several of my own art songs and a piece for bells and soprano, as well as works by Bach, Vivaldi, Holst, Kverno, Gooding, and more. The congregation is in desperate financial straits, and without support will have to give up this beautiful historical building, which seats 1000 and acoustically is one of best spaces I have ever sung in. 
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on April 18, 2012 9:39am
Hi Jack,
 
Clearly I cannot speak for all.  But from my own point of view, sadly I cannot say I have had even one enquiry.   It's discouraging, but I live in hope.
 
Is there any news on the possibility of getting a more prominent position - a direct link from the home page?  That ought to make a big difference and raise our profile with conductors/choral driectors.
 
In the meanwhile, we are hosting an American choir here (the snowy south of France!) in May, and my arrangement of America the Beautiful - complete with descant - will be sprung on them with no warning. 
Other than that, we are giving a joint performance of the Fauré Requiem at the end of June.  This shared performance is with the Fingal Chamber Choir from north County Dublin (Ireland). 
 
France celebrates its Day of Music on the 21 June every year.  We may decide to go singing through the streets...  It's still under discussion as we have lots to do for our end of year concert.
on April 18, 2012 2:09pm
I am still working on better placement for the showcase, so hang in there.  Good things will come our way, I am confident.  This post is about commissions and performances in general, not just from the showcase.  I am very pleased that so many are having success, keep the messages coming.  Speaking for myself, I find it inspiring to know that some of my colleagues here are churning it out and getting performed.  
 
I have been trying to do my part to get pieces by CCMC members performed.  My church choir has been working on Deep Peace by Kelvin McNeil.  We will also be performing a new piece by Joy DeCoursey-Porter and Rejoice in the Lord by Walli De Pue.
 
My school children's choir will be singing Greg Bartholomew's The Promise of Liberty and Julie Myers' Apples of Gold May 8 and May 15.  I am also very excited about a performance piece we are doing.  The entire student body and the audience will be creating a rainstorm as part of our performance of "Chemicals Collide" by the rock band Cloud Cult.  I got permission from the band leader/songwriter to put the video up on YouTube.  This is my niche and it feels good to be back at it.  
 
I have been thinking about finishing my Zombie Attack Survival musical for elementary or middle school but haven't moved on it much, hence my need for inspiration. 
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on April 19, 2012 8:21am
Hi Jack!
 
Yesterday, a man who possessed a heavy foreign accent called me from Oregon.  He asked if I represented Picardie Court Publications.  My answer was affirmative; then he asked if I accepted credit cards.  I told him that Picardie Court Publications only accepts checks.  He thanked me and then hung up the phone!  Ahhh, I felt so close to a sale; it would have been my first touch of success on the Choralnet Marketplace.
 
If that man only uses credit cards to buy music, does that mean that he might have no bank account?  My purpose in writing this is to raise a red flag and ask if anyone else has had such a call.
on April 19, 2012 10:09am
Doesn't have to mean anything bad, checks between countries can be a huge pain in the aft - trust me, been there :)
on April 19, 2012 4:56pm
Ever consider a PayPal account for people who do not want to use a check.  PayPal gets a percentage but they handle the transactions.  Might be worth while Walli.
on April 19, 2012 6:06pm
WHY didn't I think of PayPal?  Oh well. 
 
Today, I finished the engraving for the combined libretto and music score for my barbershopera, Something Special, perhaps, the only full opera in music literature that is without any instrumental accompaniment.  The performance on Youtube (Google: barbershopera, Something Special), was learned through using the original manuscript.  If you could see that manuscript, you'd call the premiere a miracle!  As I read from the manuscript, while I engraved the opera, I wondered what idiot could have written such a thing.  Plenty of revisions had to be made.
 
My good news is that a choral director, in New York City, happened to see Something Special on the Internet; he liked the work so much that he wants to perform it with his championship chorus.  It was because of the director's enthusiasm that I saved the piece for posterity.
 
More news: The piece I composed for the birth of my second son, "Alexander's Lullaby," was performed beautifully last Sunday.  The Bowling Green State University A Cappella Choir sang it at the university.  Dr. Mark Munson conducted the piece as if he had composed it.
 
Two Sundays ago, my piece for organ, Prelude and Disciple Variations was performed by Dr. Mark Munson in the First Methodist Church of Bowling Green!  He did a splendid rendition of the work.  The congregation was very appreciative of such 21st Century music!
 
In short, I am able to work again, after a three month delay.  Candidly, I have a second wind and feel ready to sail!
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on April 18, 2012 1:13pm
Hi, Jack, you are right. But perhaps we don't want to be too much egocentric. But now, I will ring my bell...
 
I've been very lucky in my experience as a choral music composer, I must admit. My first work for mixed choir (Ave Maria, SSATTB) was premiered in 2009 by Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton.
In the last months I had a fantastic world premiere - "Life is a Circle", Native American text - a commission from Salt Lake Vocal Artists, cond. Brady Allred.
Look here, if you want to see it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzdwLky4DsI
I had also the honor to have my piece "There will come soft rains" premiered by a splendid American choir, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, cond. Joshua Habermann http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW1QgSsur6Q
I will fly in May to Scotland to be present at a world premiere of my setting of Psalm 130 (131) "Keep my soul in peace". It has been commissioned from Cappella Nova, a professional choir in Glasgow.
And, last but not least, I received a few hours ago the video-recording of a world premiere of my "Faces". It's a setting of a wonderful poem by Sara Teasdale. The vocal ensemble is Antioch Chamber Ensemble;
I really love this choir and they did an awesome performance two weeks ago in New York, St. Paul's Chapel. Here is the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRAwcAwglLY
 
Enjoy my music and have a nice day!
 
IVO ANTOGNINI
music composer
Switzerland
 
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on April 18, 2012 1:25pm
Okay, my Earthly Light will be performed by the U of California, Riverside, Chamber Chorus and orchestra in June. I reorchestrated it to substitute the original organ part with strings, and I am excited to find out how it will sound in its new incarnation. I believe this request came through Choralnet, although I don't think through the composer marketplace.
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on April 18, 2012 2:10pm
Hi Jack,
 
OK -- I'll add to this litany of good news from the Composer Community.
 
Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe of USC commissioned an arrangement of "America the Beautiful" for the USC Thornton Chamber Singers that will be premièred next week on April 26 at USC on their 'American Voices' concert.  He commissioned it for their Summer 2012 tour of New Zealand and Australia; and, no - I'm not going : (
 
On June 2, a commission from Cantabella Children's Chorus, "The Pure, the Bright, the Beautiful" (SSAA/pno) will be premiered.  It will also be performed at the World Choir Games in July.  
 
The Tucson Girls Chorus has commissioned a setting of 'Nunc Dimittis' (SSAA, a cappella) which they will record along with my setting of Magnificat for their new CD in June.  They will also record the demo of "The Pure, the Bright, the Beautiful" for me that week.
 
Lastly, a CD of some of my chamber instrumental and choral music is in production for Fall 2012.  The choral pieces are sung by the fabulous Artists Vocal Ensemble of San Francisco.  It will be my first CD entirely of my own work.
 
Best wishes,
Frank La Rocca
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on April 18, 2012 2:15pm
For recent choral stuff, here's the list that I know about. 
 
U of Southern California Chamber Singers did my arrangement of Go Tell it on the Mountain.  They posted a fabulous video on youtube which you can see here
 
Drake University did Sero Te Amavi at NC ACDA
 
U of Western Mich did Deus Noster Refugium at C ACDA
 
Deus Noster was also featured at the Kentucky All State Festival this year.
 
University of South Florida premiered my commission piece Ordo Rachelis at Florida ACDA.  You can hear a performance of that here
The translations are here
 
Marietta College Concert Choir also did the Ordo.
 
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chamber Singers also did Sero and Michelangelo's On Beauty several times this semester.
 
Finishing off a commission for St. Mark's Episcopal School in Dallas right now. 
 
Many thanks to all the wonderful conductors who are so supportive!
 
 
 
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on April 18, 2012 2:25pm
Recent choral premieres:
 
Kaddish for My Father (Hebrew)
for SATB, clarinet, piano
Premiere: New Classic Singers
3/3/12, Lombard, IL
 
Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair (arrangement)
for SATB + oboe
Premiere: 3/15/12, White Plains High School Choir (NY)
 
Musica Est Dei (Latin)
for SATB + piano
Premiere: 3/20/12, Wheaton warrenville South HS, (IL)
 
Ani Ehh'yeh (English & Hebrew)
for treble voices, violin, piano
Casper Children's Chorale
Premiere: 4/15/12 at Carnegie Hall, NYC
 
Other significant choral performances this spring:
 
Ad Amore (4 part treble + bells)  -- 6 all-state choruses, SW ACDA by Allegro Con Brio, multiple performances by ANIMA (IL)
 
River (SATB, piano, African drums, bass) Hinsdale Chorale (IL)
 
Meet Us in the Air (SATB + piano)  North Jersey School Music Association
 
 
THANKS for your interest!
 
Lee Kesselman
 
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on April 18, 2012 4:34pm
The Northern Illinois University Chamber Choir under Dr. Eric Johnson gave an impressive and well-received premiere on 17 April of a piece they commissioned from me. Entitled "Alarum bells", it is a setting of a portion of the poem "The Bells" by Edgar Allan Poe. I attended the premiere and am now doing a choral workshop at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.
 
I have also been commissioned to write a piece to be workshopped at the Europa Cantat festival in Turin, Italy, this summer.
 
--
Regards
Jaakko Mäntyjärvi
Helsinki, Finland
 
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on April 19, 2012 5:00am
My arrangement of Foster's "Hard Times, Come Again No More" will be performed (last I heard) at a June concert in Chico, CA.
 
John Ward
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on April 19, 2012 7:24am
Hi everyone. Great to read of so many premiers. New choral music appears to be alive and well! 
I have only one on the near horizon: my setting of the Mary Frye poem 'Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep' will be premiered by the Wausau Lyric Choir, Sat April 28 (7:30 pm) and Sun April 29 (3 pm) at St. Marks Lutheran Church, Wausau, WI. 
 
Peace, and best wishes for great performances, everybody.
Brad Burrill
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on April 19, 2012 12:46pm
Hey All,
 
Tonight my opera What Your Parents Don't Want You To Know . . . (about fairy tales) opens in Sacramento, California. This one-act opera was commissioned by a consortium including Houston's Lone Star Lyric Theater Festival (June 2011 performances), Fresno City College Opera Workshop Program (November 2011 performances, and Sacramento's Next Stage Theater (April 2012 performances). 
 
For this new work I collaborated with playwright Aaron Loeb - his 2008 play Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party was a huge hit in San Francisco, at the New York Fringe Festival, and on an off-Broadway run in 2009.
 
Glad to see we're all so busy!
 
Best,
Kurt Erickson
on April 19, 2012 6:32pm
My work "Do You Hear How Many You Are?" for SATB choir will be receiving its second set of performances.  This time by the Vittoria Ensemble in Denver, CO, who will be performing it in Fort Collins, Boulder, and Denver in mid-May.
 
I'm also very excited that I have received a Fulbright grant to travel to Brazil for 9 months next year to study the influence of Venezuela's "El Sistema" on Brazilian music education!
 
-Keane
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on April 19, 2012 9:24pm
I have one commission that I'll be working on as I recover from neck surgery in a few weeks.  It's a piece for SATB a cappella, taking the text of "God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen" and setting it to totally new music, to be premiered in early December 2012.
 
I also have another project that I'm working on just for grins and giggles: "In Search Of ... " -- an SATB a cappella setting of personal want ads.  I'm writing the text myself, but taking inspiration from several sources.  Example: "Attractive SWM, 28 yrs old, 6'1", 170 lbs, brown hair, blue eyes seeks pretty SWF with great sense of humor. And restaurant coupons. This extra-large personal ad cost $340 to run. Needless to say, on our first date, we'll be going Dutch."  (Of course, the *original* inspiration comes from Randall Thompson's "Americana" - his setting of text from H. L. Mencken's "American Mercury" magazine which reprinted ads and stories from around the country in its Americana section.)
 
And then there's the set of 3 Welsh hymns I'm arranging for my church choir, another work in progress.
 
And here I thought I'd have so much more spare time when I retired! 
 
Lana Mountford
Bellingham, WA
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on April 20, 2012 1:20am
The lonliness of the choral composer : ) Glad to see so many people responding to this request from Jack - unfortunately in my case it shows up both my own lack of record-keeping and some rather odd things about choral music in Ireland.
 
I know I get a lot of performances in the USA, as I sell quite a bit there, but I should keep a record of those.
 
I'm working on a piece for Chanticleer at the moment for perfomance in 2013, and there will be a large choral component to my commission as Eminent Scholar at FAU, due for performance next Spring I believe. To be honest, I don't actually get many commissions, as, I suppose, I write so much stuff for Anuna and it tends to seep into general choral literature. I'm just torturously completing an album with Anuna of my own material and a few arrangements. Most of the stuff is material that has been commissioned by third parties including Rajaton, recent stuff commissioned by the Frost Chorale and The Church of Sweden and that is due in a month.
 
I did look at my commission record, and came up with something that is rather startling to me. Although I am recognised as the most prominent creator of choral literatre in my own country, the last commission I received from a choir here was in 2004... this despite the Arts Council of Ireland actually having a policy in place to encourage choirs to commission choral pieces. Better still, the last three attempts to commission me using the scheme [not by Irish choirs I hasten to add] were all turned down. It appears that they weren't interesting enough. Probably should feel bad about that, maybe even a bit paranoid, but happily I don't. Its nice to live outside a small town metaphorically.
 
Anyway - great things happening here on Choralnet, and I am particularly delighted to see how much support there is for composers here, and more importantly, how many of you are so active and engaged.
 
By the way Lana, there is no such thing as retirement for a composer.
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on April 20, 2012 10:31pm
Hi Michael,
 
Well, I think we have many things in common....my new O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM was premiered in Canada, then it has been performed in 15 countries and finally, tomorrow, 6 months after the premiere it 
 
will be sung  for the first time in Switzerland, where I live....
 
Continue composing your beautiful and unique music!
 
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on April 20, 2012 8:05pm
If someone wanted to take on keeping a calendar of events for our community a few people might actually attend each other's performances.  Also, if we read where a composer's works were being premiered maybe we could meet up.  If a composer from one state was having their work performed in another, maybe members could attend and report.  Perhaps I should just put up a post like this one quarterly and people can respond?  What do you think?
 
P.S. I have really enjoyed reading these posts, I am very happy for you all!
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on April 24, 2012 5:13pm
I am pleased to say i DO have a contribution to this forum! Within the year I will have a short new piece entitled "Hope in the Lord" performed by our own Jack Senzig's choir, the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection Chancel Choir sometime this year. I also recieved word that the Cascadian Chorale in Bellevue WA will be performing my setting of "Mondnacht" for the next choir season of 2012-2013, date tbd.
 
I composed a piece in college (2000) that was performed that year by the Chorale at the graduation ceremonies. Since then there has been little to report since starting a family and putting aside earnest composing. I picked up composing again last year and this is a wonderful surprise for me :-)
 
yay!
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on April 24, 2012 5:54pm
CONGRATULATIONS, Joy!  May you have MANY more performances of your music.
 
Walli
on April 24, 2012 6:01pm
I have an upcoming performance whose circumstances still make me blink with surprise. Out of the blue I heard from Sacred Heart Canossian College of Hong Kong, whose choral director saw a performance on YouTube of my "Gordon Magnificat" by the Saint Mary's College Women's Choir (conducted by Dr. Nancy Menk and taken on an international tour last year). So the Magnificat, originally composed for Gordon College (Mass.), will soon be heard in Hong Kong. I'm quite excited! -- Apart from that, my luckiest breaks were performances of my "There is No Rose" by Seattle's wonderful Choral Arts (Dr. Robert Bode, director), and by the Belmont College Choir in their nationally televised "Christmas at Belmont" PBS program (Dr. Jeffery Ames, director). 
For me, it always seems like a miracle when a choral director spontaneously discovers my music and wants to perform it.
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on April 27, 2012 7:32am
I agree Melinda, and those are the best feeling miracles there are! Congrats, and best wishes for more of that!
Brad Burrill
on April 27, 2012 6:25pm
Thanks, Brad! Here's to more miracles for all.
on April 27, 2012 2:21pm
Just want to start by saying I'm very happy to have discovered this forum and the wonderful, supportive vibe that exists here.....
I've posted my piece, "Coney Island," in the composer's marketplace here. It was the winner of two composition awards last year. The first was from the Manhattan Choral Ensemble, who performed it last year, and the second was from the Kansas City based choir Octarium, who performed it a few weeks ago.
(bonus.... the Kansa City performance was in a building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright)
Please give it a listen!
-Rich Campbell
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on April 27, 2012 6:24pm
Rich, this is a wonderful, highly original piece -- congratulations on your success!
Melinda Bargreen
on May 2, 2012 2:53pm
Thank you to Wayne Rogers of St Matthew's Church, Nova Scotia, for letting us know of what we think was the North American première of Helen Williams' Love is the Key, as featured in the Showcase. Getting news like that makes all the difference to a composer's happiness. The motet was part of their Good Friday service.
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on May 5, 2012 2:38am
I am happy to add to the positive reinforcement here after being away from ChoralNet for a few months.  Ecumenical Meditation, which was commissioned for the 1700th (!) anniversary of the religious tolerance Edict of Nikomedia and which premiered in Vienna's St. Stephan's Cathedral last year went over so well that a Serbian choir performed it again in Austria and scheduled it for June in Serbia.  This led an Italian conductor to request an orchestration of it for a commemoration in Rome in 2013 of the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan, which forms part of the text of this piece.  On the theory that second performances are even harder to come by than premieres, I'm excited by all this, if a little daunted.  Meanwhile, a singer who recently performed my Evening Music with a touring choir and who is also a violist contacted me to ask if I would write something for his instrument, choir and organ.  So these are two examples of "you never know how one thing will lead to another" and encouragement to just keep plugging away and pursuing every lead for getting our music out there.
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on May 14, 2012 10:36am
Last week I had the pleasure of hearing my Stephen Crane settings "Delusional Paths" performed several times and recorded by Volti, Robert Geary conducting. Their last performance and the text are posted on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfFzfAfCfMM
 
I've enjoyed poking around ChoralNet and in particular hearing so much new choral music. Thanks to all who have built this site!
 
on May 14, 2012 11:15am
I went to a concert by the Cantabile Youth Singers in San Jose CA this past weekend.
They did several pieces of mine, including Roger Bobo Plays the Tuba.  (You can
witness a performance by the St. Louis Children's Chorus here: 
Katie Tesarowski, a graduate student in tuba at the University of British
Columbia.  She sang with Cantabile when they they premiered this piece
eleven years ago.  She told me that this is what inspired her to become
a tuba player.  Aw, shucks!
 
Cheers,
Brian Holmes
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on May 14, 2012 5:54pm
Excellent performances!  Did you all notice that you can embed a video in a forum post or reply now.  When you choose share on YouTube it gives you some options.  Choose use old embed code.  Then click on the little movie clip in the tool bar above your post and paste the code there.   After you post it you may need to refresh your screen to view the video.  I have an older version of Firefox which doesn't seem to workfor this but Safari does.  Here are the two videos mentioned above.
 
 
 
Brian,
Did the children's choir last week do the choreography?  Is that part of the score or did the choir choose the moves? This is an excellent example of how choirs should perform.  Modern audiences need more visual stimulation.  We composers could make suggestions for how a piece could be performed for better visual attractiveness.  
 
 
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on May 14, 2012 10:26pm
Jack:
 
Cantabile did pretty much the same choreography as the St. Louis Children's
Choir.  St. Louis originated it (the performance above is from the ACDA
convention in 2005) and quite a few other groups have picked it up.
It's not part of the score.  
 
Brian
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on May 14, 2012 11:48pm
Thanks, Jack!
on May 15, 2012 10:43am
I'm thrilled to report that my Evensong Service (Nunc Dimittis, Phos Hilaron and Magnficat), commissioned and premiered by Frank Basile and St. Bedes Episcopal Church in Los Angeles back in 2007 is finally getting its second performance by the wonderful Church of Our Savior Choir, directed by Philip Smith, organist and conservator of the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ on Sunday, June 3rd in San Gabriel, CA.  Any of you SoCal members who would like to come are more than welcome to attend!
 
Second performances are SO important, don't you think?
 
AND it's not choral, but my newest work, "UnCivil Wars" for flute/picc, horn and piano, commissioned by the Zinkali Trio, will be premiered by them this Friday, May 18th at the International Horn Symposium 44 at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX.  If any of you are there, please come say hello!
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on May 15, 2012 11:30am
Congratulations! The good folks at Church of Our Savior commissioned some hymn arrangements from me for the Christmas Eve service which featured their new organ some years ago when Gary Toops was their organist, and later invited me to play a recital on the instrument. They are a gracious and hospitable bunch and are keen about good music. You will have a wonderful time!
 
 
Dan Gawthrop
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on May 15, 2012 3:09pm
Delighted to hear, Dan!  And congratulations to you on your hymn arrangements for them! 
 
BTW, how do you get that Applaud sign attached to your message?  I'm sure it has been addressed but I have not been following all these wonderful links for quite some time and would appreciate knowing for future!
 
Adrienne
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on May 15, 2012 4:28pm
I know nothing, absolutely nothing, about the Applaud button except that, like you, I have noticed it showing up on all the messages lately. I assume it's done automatically.
 
Dan
on May 15, 2012 4:45pm
Jack Senzig introduced the APPLAUD button feature recently in this posting: http://www.choralnet.org/view/315309
on May 15, 2012 5:16pm
The Applaud button is automatically present for all replies; however, you can't Applaud your own comments so you won't see one on your own replies (we'll assume you wouldn't say anything you yourself don't think is applause-worthy).
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on May 15, 2012 4:52pm
Congratulations Adrienne :)
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