Capitol Hill Chorale Announces Kevin Siegfried as Resident Composer
Event Date: June 1, 2011
Posted: March 21, 2014
Location: District of Columbia, USA
Frederick Binkholder, Artistic Director of the Capitol Hill Chorale, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Siegfried as the Chorale’s Resident Composer. This is a new position for the Chorale.
“Working with Kevin over the past several years has been very special for the Chorale. We are thrilled to formalize a long-term relationship with him as our Resident Composer and look forward to working with him now on a regular continuing basis,” said Director Binkholder. The Capitol Hill Chorale first performed Siegfried’s music in December 2007, having commissioned I Sing of a Maiden from his collection Three English Carols. In June 2011, the Chorale premiered Child of Earth, a cantata for Mezzo-Soprano, chorus, strings, and harp. To launch the residency, the Chorale will premiere Siegfried’s Angels Hovering Round in their upcoming “Rivers of Delight” concerts on March 22 & 23, featuring music from the shape note tradition.
The Chorale will collaborate with Siegfried on a number of future projects simultaneously, with the expectation of performing one or more new works annually. “This is a very special and unusual arrangement,” said Director Binkholder. “Not being limited to a set period means that we can explore, change, and adapt as a creative team, with the possibility of commissioning longer works several years out.”
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For more about about the Chorale's "Rivers of Delight" concerts, view the video below.
The Capitol Hill Chorale is a 100-voice auditioned chorus in Washington D.C. under the direction of Artistic Director Frederick Binkholder. Founded in 1993, the Chorale performs a wide repertory of choral music. North American premieres include Gretchninoff’s All-Night Vigil, op. 59 (1912), and Georgian composer Zakaria Paliashvili’s Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (1910), as well as premieres of works by Siegfried, Leo Nestor, and Daron Hagen.
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