Performances... Past & Present

(This is not a complete list since commercially published pieces are often performed without the composer’s knowledge.)

Thank you all!

The following groups gave performances (in some cases multiple performances of more than one piece) of my music. If you are performing a piece, or have a recording or YouTube performance, please let me know. Thanks!

Previous years (click on year to see performance list):    2009    2008    2007    2006   2005

2011

JANUARY

Albuquerque, New Mexico - NMMEA All- State Treble Choir
January 8, 2011
Performance of Alley Cat Love Song directed by Dr. Sharon Hansen

Glen Allen, VA - Virginia Wesleyan College Singers
January 9, 2011
Performance of A City Called Heaven directed by David Clayton

FEBRUARY

Omaha, NB - Omaha All City Music Festival High School Choir
Feb 5.  2011
Performance of My Friend Elijah directed by Matthew Harden

Fox Point, WI - Milwaukee Choral Artists
Feb., 19, 2011
Performance of Alley Cat Love Song directed by Sharon Hansen

Hong Kong - International Christian School
FEB DATE TBA

Premiere of new commissioned work at Int'l Christian School Choral Festival directed by Paul Carey

MARCH

Bedford, VA - District VI Trebel Honors Choir
March 5, 2011

Performance of Peace on Earth...and lots of little crickets,
directed by Rebecca Tyree

Albuquerque, NM - Quintessence
March 5,6 2011

Performance of Play with your Food!, directed by Matthew Greer

Nanjing, China - St. Mary's College Women's Choir
March 2011, dates TBA

Performances of Winter Solstice, directed by Nancy Menk

Terre Haute, IN - Indiana Sate University Concert Choir
March 25, 2011 

Performance of Voices of Earth  directed by  Scott Buchanan

Bethesda, MD - Coral Cantigas
March 27, 2011 

Performance of El Limonar Florido  directed by Diana Saez

South Bend, IN - South Bend Chamber Singers
March 27, 2011 

Performance of Alley Cat Love Song, directed by Nancy Menk,
as part of a benefit concert titled "Howls and Meows!"
for the Humane Society of St Joseph County

APRIL

Rockford, IL - Rock Valley College Choir
April 17, 2011

Performances of Esta Tarde, mi bien, directed by Paul laPrade

Aurora, IL - Aurora College
April 29 2011

Premiere of Sail Away, and performance  of other pieces TBA
directed by Lisa Fredenburgh

MAY

Auburn, AL - Alabama Young Voices Festival (at Auburn University)
May 6-7, 2011

Performance of The Star, directed by Sandra Snow

Cincinnati, OH - Cincinnati Children's Choir
May 14, 2011

Premieres of  two new commissioned works,
Rain and Paint the Stars,  directed by Robyn Lana

JUNE

Los Angeles, CA - Vox Femina
June 18, 2011
Performance of Eve's Confession on a cool program titled "Women Gone Wild!", directed by Iris Levine

Chicago, IL - Windy City Youth Choral Festival
June 25, 2011
Performance of Peace on Earth...and lots of little crickets
directed by Lynne Gackle

2010

DECEMBER

Summit, NJ - Concord Singers
Dec. 4 2010
Performance of Unending Flame directed by Michael Sanflippo

Rock Island, IL - Augustana College Women's Choir
Dec. 4, 5 2010
Performance of Winter Solstice conducted by Michael Zemek

New York, NY & Montclair, NJ - Schola Cantorum on Hudson
Dec. 4, 5 2010
Performances of Walk Mary, Down the Lane conducted by
Deborah Simpkin-King

Flagstaff. AZ - Northern Arizona University Choral Union
Dec. 6,7,8,9 2010
Premiere of Christmas Bells, commissioned by NAU for their 36th Annual  Holiday Dinner, directed by Edie Copley

Richmond, VA -Virginia Commonwealth University  Women's Choir
Dec. 8 2010
Performance of Winter Solstice conducted by Rebecca Tyree

Scottsdale, AZ -Scottsdale Children's Choir
Dec. 17, 2010
Performance of Unending Flame directed by Michael Jennaya Robinson

Concord,  MA - Concord Women's Choir
Dec. 19 2010
Performance of A Cradle Song, directed by Jane Ring Frank

South Bend,  IN - South Bend Chamber Singers
Dec. 19 2010
Performance of Ding Dong, Merrily on High, directed by Nancy Menk

NOVEMBER

VA/other east coast tour venues - Virginia Wesleyan College Singers
Various November  tour dates, 2011
Performance of A City Called Heaven directed by David Clayton

Grinnell, IA - Grinnell College Singers
Nov. 7, 2010
Performance of El Limonar Florido, directed by John Rommereim

Winston-Salem, NC - North Carolina MEA Elementary Honors Choir
Nov. 7, 2010
Performance of The Star, directed by Sandra Snow

Richmond, VA -Virginia Commonwealth University  Women's Choir
Nov. 7, 2010
Performance of Winter Solstice conducted by Rebecca Tyree

Durango, CO - Ft. Lewis College HS Regional Honors Choir
Nov. 11, 2010
Performance of Life has Loveliness to Sell, directed by Chuck Robinson

Salt Lake City, UT - BYU Singers
Nov. 12 &13, 2010
Performances of The Night Is Young directed by Ronald Staheli

Mt. Pleasant, MI - Western Michigan U. Cantus Femina
Nov. 13, 2010
Performance of You Begin directed by Dee Gauthier at the Michigan ACDA Fall Conference

Normal, IL - Illinois State University Belle Voix
Nov. 20, 2010
Performances of Eve's Confession and the new treble version of Mashed Potato Love Song  directed by Sarah Graham

Freeport, PA - Armstrong County Honors Choir
Nov. 18, 2010
Performance of Prairie Songs  directed by Paul Carey

Bellingham, WA - Western Washington Concert Choir
various dates in Nov. & Dec.  2010
Performances of Ain' dat a-rockin' all night directed by Leslie Guelker-Cone

OCTOBER

Chicago, IL - Chicago a Cappella
October 2,3,9,10 2010
Performance of Play with your Food! (five song version), directed by Jonathan Miller

Atlanta, GA - The Atlanta Sacred Chorale
October 6, 2010
Performance of Morning Person, directed by Eric Nelson

Albuquerque, NM - Quintessence
October 9, 2010
Performance of Morning Person, directed by Matthew Greer

Bozeman, MT - Montana State University Chorale
October 18, 2010
Performance of portions of  Play with your Food!, directed by Kirk Aamot

Gainesville, FL  - University of Florida Women's Chorale
Oct. 27, 201o
Performance of A City Called Heaven directed by Mihoko Tsutsumi

JUNE/JULY

Fitzroy, Australia - Tudor Choristers
June 27, 2010
Performance of Play with your Food directed by Andrew Blackburn

Raleigh, NC - North Carolina Governor's School East Mixed Choir
June/July 2010
Multiple performances of Play with your Food and Hear de Lambs A-cryin' directed by Paul Carey

 

MAY

Greensboro, N Carolina - Cantabile Singers
May 2, 2010

Performance of God says Yes to Me, directed by Ann Doyle

Charleston, IL - Eastern Illinois University Concert Choir
May 7, 2010
Performance of Loosin Yelav directed by April Lee

Algonquin, IL - Jacobs High School
May 14, 2010

Endless Worlds , commissioned by the Jacobs High School Performing Arts Boosters, Andrew Collins, choir director will premiere on May 14, 2010. http://jhs.d300.org/

Saskatchewan, Canada - Association of Canadian Choral Communities Convention
May 20-23, 2010
Interest session by Cincinnati Conservatory professor Dr. Brett Scott entitled
Music from South of the Border (meaning US/Canada border), featuring
Each Small Gleam was a Voice and one other work by PC
 

Champaign,IL - Amasong
May 22 & 23, 2010

Performance of God says Yes to Me, on a program called In Her Own Words directed by
Meagan Johnson Smith

APRIL

Kitchener, Canada - Menno Singers
April 7, 2010

Performance of Play with your Food!, directed by Peter Nikiforuk

Brighton, MI- The Livingston County Women's Chorus
April 18, 2010
Performance of Alley Cat Love Song directed by Patty Marshall-Doane

Weatherford, OK -Southwestern Oklahoma State University Women's Chorus
April 22, 2010

Performance of  A City Called Heaven and The White Rose directed by Joyce Adams Curtis  http://www.swosu.edu/news/releases/2010/2010-04-12c.asp

MARCH

Durham, NC and NE tour locations - Duke University Chorale
Various March dates, 2010

Performances of Play with your Food!, directed by Rodney Wynkop
 

Tucson, AZ - Incheon City Chorale at ACDA West Division Convention
March 3rd or 4th, 2010

Performance of Missa Brevis Incheon at Incheon City Chorale interest session, directed by Hak-won Yoon

Pittsburg, KS - Pittsburg State University Women's Ensemble
March 6, 2010
Performance of When I bring to you coulour'd toys directed by
Dr. Susan Marchant

Denver, CO - University of Denver Lamont Women's Choir
March 9, 2010

Performance of A City Called Heaven,
directed by Catherine Sailer

Hong Kong - International Christian School, Hong Kong
March 12, 2010

Performance of Loosin Yelav, directed by David Baldwin (assisted by Marie Chromik), as part of the International Christian School Children's Choir Festival, hosted by ICS

Memphis, TN - ACDA Southern Division honors choir
March 13, 2010

Performance of A City Called Heaven, directed by Sigrid Johnson

Normal, IL - Illinois State University Belle Voix (women's choir)
March 21, 2010

Premiere of Eve's Confession and performance of God Says Yes to Me,
directed by Sarah Graham (entire program of pieces in manuscript by cool composers)

Fredonia, NY - State University of New York - Fredonia Women's choir
March 27, 2010

Performance of Cantigas de Amigo, directed by Gwen Detwiler

 

FEBRUARY

Commissioned by the Briar Cliff Singers & Chamber choir, directed by Dr. Sean Burton, Voices of Earth will premiere February 14, 2010.







 

Louisville, KY - Kentucky Music Educator's Association Convention
Feb. 3-6, 2010
Performance of Peace on Earth...and lots of little crickets by the
Kentucky JHS honors choir, directed by Lynne Gackle

Chicago, IL and various suburbs- Chicago a Cappella
Feb. 6,7,13,14, 2010
Performances of Hear de Lambs A-cryin' directed by Patrick Sinozich

Minneapolis, MN - Bemidji State University Choir at MMEA
Feb. 12, 2010
Performance of Play with your Food, directed by Bradley Logan,
at the Minnesota Music Educator's Association conference

Sioux City, IA - Briar Cliff University singers
Feb. 14, 2010
Premiere of the commissioned piece Voices of Earth,
directed by friend Dr. Sean Burton, then taken on tour
to Hawaii, home of my other friends Lilo & Stitch
(and can I go too?)

Cincinnati, OH - ACDA Central Division honors choir
Feb 27, 2010

Performance of Peace on Earth...and lots of little crickets,
directed by Lynne Gackle

JANUARY

Santa Fe, New Mexico - The Zia Singers
January 23 & 24, 2010
Performance of A City called Heaven, directed by Ken Knight


2009

DECEMBER

Provo, UT - Brigham Young University Women's Choir
Dec 4-5, 2009
Performances of Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head,
directed by Jean Applonie

Bloomington, IL - Illinois Wesleyan University Collegiate Choir
December 6, 2009
Performance of Winter's Night Carol, directed by J. Scott Ferguson

Oak Park, IL - Oak Park/River Forest Children's Choir
December 6 & 19, 2009
Performances of I Saw Three Ships, directed by Bill Chin

Dallas, TX - The Texas Voices
December 6, 2009
Performance of Shepherd's Rejoice, directed by Alan Dyer

Jersey City, NJ - Schola Cantorum on the Hudson
Dec. 6 & 12 (12th in NYC)
Performances of Ain' dat A-Rockin All Night, directed by Deborah Simpkin- King

Pittsburgh, PA - University of Pittsburgh Women's Choir
December 12, 2009
Performance of  Winter Solstice, directed by Lorraine Milovac

Santa Fe, NM - Santa Fe Women's Ensemble
Dec. 11, 13, 18, 20

Performances of Winter Solstice, directed by Linda Raney

Naperville, IL - Naperville Young Singers
December 13, 2009

Performances of Loosin Yelav and Unending Flame, conducted by Angie Johnson

Pasadena, CA - Vox Femina of Los Angeles
Dec. 12, 2009

Performance of Cantarcillo de la Virgen, conducted by Iris Levine

Naperville, IL - Touring Chorus of Anima, Young Singers of Greater Chicago
December 19, 2009

Performances of I Saw Three Ships, directed by founder/artistic director Emily Ellsworth

NOVEMBER

Nacogdoches, TX - Stephen F. Austin State University Choral Union
Nov. 3, 2009
Performance of large scale piece Into this World, directed by David Howard

Denver, CO - University of Denver Lamont Women's Choir
November 18, 2009

Performance of Wexford Carol,
directed by Catherine Sailer

Pittsburgh, PA - University of Pittsburgh Women's Choir
November 15, 2009
Performance of  Winter Solstice,
directed by Lorraine Milovac, hosting the Women's College Choir Festival
 

South Bend, IN - St. Mary's College Women's Choir
November 19, 2009

Performance of A City Called Heaven,
directed by Dr. Nancy Menk, at the 25th Annual St. Mary's Women's Choir Invitational

Bloomington, IL - Illinois Wesleyan University Chamber Singers
November 19, 2009

Performance of Play with your Food!, directed by J. Scott Ferguson
 

Bellingham, WA - Western Washington University Choir
November 22, 2009

Performance of My Friend Elijah, conducted by Timothy Fitzpatrick

OCTOBER

Bemidji, MN- Bemidji State University Choir
Oct. 4, 2009
Performance of Play with your Food! Directed by Bradley Logan

Warrensburg, MO - University of Central Missouri Women's Chorus
Oct. 4, 2009

Performance of Lake Song, directed by pal Lisa Fredenburgh

Baltimore, MD - Chapel Choir of the Cathedral of the Incarnation
Oct. 17, 2009
Performance of Hear de Lambs a-Cryin' for the instillation of
Hal Ley Hayek as Dean of the Cathedral, Diocese of Maryland

Tempe, AZ - Arizona State University Symphonic Chorale
Oct. 17, 2009
Performance of
My Friend Elijah, directed by Dr. Gregory Gentry

Incheon City, Korea (Seoul Music Center)- Incheon City Chorale
Oct. 20, 2009

Premiere of Missa Brevis Incheon commissioned by the Incheon City Chorale, directed by Hak-won Yoon
Also included on the program: a spiritual set of My Friend Elijah, Go Down Moses, and Peter Go Ring-a dem Bells

SEPTEMBER

Vancouver, BC and Longview, WA - Chor Anno
Sept. 19 & 20, 2009

Performances of My Friend Elijah by the new professional ensemble Chor Anno, directed by Howard Meharg

JULY
Raleigh, NC- North Carolina Governor's School East Choir
July 24, 2009

Performance of Clear Pool and Lake Song by the Governor's School choir directed by Paul Carey

Interlochen, MI
Performance of Play with your Food!

JUNE
Raleigh, NC- North Carolina Governor's School East Choir
June 30 & July 1, 2009

Performances of Loosin Yelav and You begin by the Governor's School choir directed by Paul Carey

MAY
Cincinnati, OH--The Vocal Arts Ensemble
May 1 and May 3, 2008
Premiere performance by this fine professional choir of Each Small Gleam was a Voice (beautiful text by Stephen Crane) conducted by Brett Scott, with special guest pianist Michael Chertock

Hinsdale, IL- The Hinsdale Chamber Singers
May 25, 2009
Premiere of a new SATB/piano (no divisi!) titled piece Prairie Songs (fun early texts by Carl Sandburg) commissioned by the Hinsdale Chamber singers, conducted by Gordon Krauspe

Upper St. Clair, PA
May 28, 2009
Premiere of three new SATB a cappella spiritual arrangements commissioned by the Music Boosters of Upper St. Clair HS, conducted by moi or good friend Lorraine Milovac

APRIL
British Columbia (various locations)-
Canadian Mennonite University Chamber Choir (two week tour)
Performances of My Friend Elijah conducted by Janet Brenneman

MARCH
Minnesota- various MMEA children's choir festivals
March and April various dates

Performances of Peace on Earth...and lots of little crickets
 

FEBRUARY
Jonesboro, GA- Georgia State 6th Grade Honors Choir
February 7, 2009
Performance of Peace on Earth...and lots of little crickets conducted by Cristy Ray


Madison, WI- The Festival Choir
February 28, 2009
Premiere of a large-scale piece titled Into this World (texts by Elinor Wylie, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rilke, and Natalie Goldberg) commissioned for the Festival Choir of Madison, WI. The concert will also hold Randall Thompson's Peacable Kingdom, spiritual arrangements by Carey, Sister Marion Verhaalen, and Moses Hogan, and other works by Paul Carey and Paul Crabtree, conducted by Paul Carey and John Wack

JANUARY
Peoria, IL - Illinois State University Select Women's Choir (Belle Voix)
showcased @ the Illinois MENC State convention
January 30, 2008
Performance of You Begin, one of my own personal faves,
conducted by good friend Karyl Carlson


2008

JANUARY

Omaha, NE - The Heartland Festival High School
Women’s Honor Choir
January 18 & 19, 2008
The University of Omaha Heartland Festival High School Women's Honors Choir, directed by Dr. Matt Harden, will perform The White Rose


FEBRUARY

Peoria, IL - Rock Valley College Chamber Singers
February 1, 2008

The Rock Valley College Chamber Singers, directed by Paul LaPrade, will premiere Thou art the Sky at the Illinois MENC convention

Jonesboro, Georgia (near Atlanta) - The Georgia MEA All -State Sixth Grade Chorus
February 1,2  2008

The Georgia MEA All -State Sixth Grade Chorus, directed by guest conductor Emily Ellsworth will perform Loosin Yelav (SA/piano version)

Milwaukee, WI - The Milwaukee Choral Artists
February 16, 2008
The Milwaukee Choral Artists will premiere of a piece, Lake Song, commissioned for the MCA's 10th anniversary

Grand Rapids, MI - ACDA Central Division Convention
February 20-23, 2008
The ACDA Central Division Convention Children's Honors Choir, directed by Mary Alice Stollak, will sing
Thanksgiving
(also, Alley Cat Love Song will be in a convention reading session of women's choir music)

Kansas City, MO-- The Singing Girls of Texas
February 22, 2008
Perfomance of I Saw Three Ships conducted by Mark Stamper, at the ACDA Southwestern Division Convention


MARCH

Nagodotches, TX- Stephen Austin State University Women's Choir
March 3, 2008
Performance of The White Rose, conducted by David Howard

Fargo, North Dakota-- Kantorei (Central Dakota Children's Choir)
March 6, 2008
Performance of Loosin Yelav (SA version) at the ACDA North Central Division Convention, conducted by Mike Seil

Los Angeles, CA- Vox Femina
March 8, 2008
Performance of God Says Yes to Me conducted by Iris Levine

Memphis, TN- The Wolf River Singers
March 8-9. 2008
Performances of My Friend Elijah, conducted by Ben Legett

London, England- AMIS International Honor Choir
March 15, 2008
Performance of Loosin Yelav (SATB version), conducted by guest conductor Andre Thomas

Mexico - University of Nebraska (Omaha)
Chamber Choir tour of Mexico

March 2008
My Friend Elijah will be part of the tour program

Miami, FL - The University of Miami Chorale
March 28, 2008

The University of Miami Chorale (arguably the best collegiate choir in the country) directed by Jo-Michael Scheibe,  will sing Bright Morning Stars


APRIL

Milwaukee, WI-- Bel Canto (Nebraska Children's Chorus)
April 10, 2008
Performance of my SSAA arrangement of Dan Gawthrop's Sing me to Heaven--at the MENC National Conference, conducted by Sean Burton

Richmond, VA-- VCU Women's Choir
April 11 & 14, 2008
Performance of Alley Cat Love Song by the Virginia Commonwealth university Women's Choir conducted by Rebecca Tyree

Folsom, CA-- Three Rivers Chorale
April 27, 2008
Performance of Alley Cat Love Song by the women of the group, conducted by Catherine Fagiolo

Atlanta, GA-- Emory University Women's Choir
April 27, 2008
Performance of Cantigas de Amigo conducted by Jeremiah Selvey
 

Normal, IL - The Illinois State Concert Choir
April 27, 2008

The Illinois State Concert Choir, directed by Karyl Carlson, will premiere the piece
HUSH

MAY

East Lansing, MI-- Michigan State University Children's Choir
May 10, 2008
Premiere of Now to Sleep by the Michigan State University Children's Choir conducted by double Grammy award winner Mary Alice Stollak

Bronxville, NY-- Sarah Lawrence College Chamber Choir
May 11, 2008
Performance of My Friend Elijah, conducted by Patrick Romano
 

Memphis, TN-- The Wolf River Singers
May 31, 2008
Performance of Cantigas de Amigo by the women of the group, conducted by Ben Legett

AUGUST

Ottawa and Toronto, Canada- Ontario Youth Choir
August 23, Ottawa; August 24, Toronto
Performances of Play with your Food by the Ontario Youth Choir,
conducted by Linda Beaupre

OCTOBER

Milwaukee, WI - The Milwaukee Choral Artists
October 10, 2008
Premiere of revised version of A City called Heaven conducted by Sharon Hansen

Naperville , IL- massed festival treble choir
October 11, 2008
Performance of Alley Cat Love Song by massed choirs at a Treble Choir Festival cosponsored by Naperville North HS and the Illinois State University Choral Department

Grand Rapids, MI-- The Holland Chorale
October 11, 2008

Performance of Play with your Food conducted by Gary Bogle

Appleton, WI- The White Heron Chorale
October 11, 2008
World Premiere of Morning Person & performance of The Night is Young
conducted by good friend Rick Bjella
 

Nacogdoches, TX - Stephen F. Austin University Choir
October 14, 2008
Performance of Go Down Moses conducted by David Howard
 

Manassas, VA- Prince William All County Women's Choir
October 25, 2008

Performance of The White Rose conducted by guest clinician
Rebecca Tyree

Winnipeg, Canada- Mennonite University Women's Chorus
October 25, 2008
Performance of God Says Yes to Me conducted by Janet Brenneman
 

Upper St. Clair, PA-- Pennsylvania MENC Honors Choir
October 25, 2008

Performances of Loosin Yelav and Peter Go Ring-a dem Bells
conducted by Paul Carey

NOVEMBER

Boone, NC- Appalachian State University Chamber Singers
November 7, 2008
Performance of Mashed Potato Love Poem (from Play with Your Food)
conducted by Stephen Hopkins

Peoria, IL- The Peoria Civic Chorale Youth Chorus
November 7, 2008
Performance of
Peace on Earth...and lots of little crickets
conducted by Julie Clemens

Chicago, IL- The Milwaukee Choral Artists
November 15, 2008
Chicago premiere of revised version of A City called Heaven
conducted by Sharon Hansen

Middlebury, Vermont- The Middle College Women's Glee Club
November 14, 2008

Performance of Cantigas de Amigo by this newly formed group,
directed by Jessica Allen

New Wilmington, PA- Westminster College Women's Choir
November 21, 2008
Performances of The Curlew's Song and A Million Miracles
conducted by Mr. Kris Harper

Hamilton, NY- The Colgate University Concert Choir
November 23, 2008
Performance of Ding Dong Merrily on High conducted by
James Niblock

Ann Arbor, MI-- The Michigan Youth Women's Chorale
November 24, 2008
Performance of
Alley Cat Love Song conducted by Julie Skadsem

Flagstaff, AZ- North Arizona State University Women's Chorus
November 30, 2008

Performance of Unending Flame conducted by Ryan Holder

DECEMBER

Flagstaff, AZ- North Arizona State University Women's Chorus
December 1,2,3  2008

Performances of Unending Flame conducted by Ryan Holder

Plymouth, VT- Manchester Choral Society
December 4-5, 2008
Performances of Winter's Night Carol and Ding Dong Merrily on High  conducted by Dan Perkins

Portland, OR- Oregon Repertory Singers Youth Choir
December 6, 2008
Performance of Unending Flame conducted by Kris van Auken
 

Pittsburgh, PA- University of Pittsburgh Women's Choral Ensemble
December 6, 2008

Performance in Heinz Chapel of Winter Solstice conducted by good friend Lorraine Milovac, with guest harpist Lucy Scandrett (this is the first performance of this piece after its premiere by the commissioning party, the Santa Fe Women's Choir)

Normal, IL- Illinois State University Massed Choirs
December 7, 2008
P
erformance of
Blow ye the Trumpet Blow by the massed choirs on
this holiday concert conducted by Karyl Carlson
(this piece will be in print by sbmp in  January)

Tallahassee, FL- Voces Angelorum
December 7, 2008
Performance of I Saw Three Ships conducted by Charles Witmer

Red Hill, PA- Bel Canto Children's Chorus
December 7, 2008
Performance of Peace on Earth...and lots of little crickets
conducted by Joy Hirokawa

Lewisburg, PA- The Bucknell University Choir
December 5,7 & 9, 2008
Performances of Ding Dong Merrily on High conducted by William Payn

Worcester, MA-- Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra
December 13, 2008
Performance of Unending Flame (SATB choir and orchestra version). With massed choirs from Anna Maria College, Assumption College, Clark College, Worcester State University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute-- all onducted by good friend
John Delorey

Cambridge, MA-- Musica Sacra
December 13, 2008

Performance of Cantarcillo de la Virgen (Little Carol of the Virgin)
conducted by Mary Beekman

Naperville, IL- The Young Naperville Singers
December 14, 2008
Performance of Peace on Earth...and lots of little crickets
conducted by Angie Johnson

Brookfield, WI- The Milwaukee Children's Choir
December 14, 2008
Performance of Peace on Earth...and lots of little crickets
conducted by Emily Crocker
 

Pittsburgh, PA-- The Children's Choir of Pittsburgh
December 14, 2008
Performance of
Unending Flame conducted by Christine Jordanoff

Peoria, IL- The Peoria Civic Chorale Youth Chorus
December 19, 20, 21, 2008
Performances of Peace on Earth...and lots of little crickets
conducted by Julie Clemens

South Bend, IN- South Bend Chamber Singers
December 21, 2008

Performance of Hush! My Dear, lie still and slumber conducted by Nancy Menk

San Francisco, CA-- San Francisco Girls Chorus
December 23, 2008

Performance of Unending Flame, orchestral version, conducted by Susan McMane




2007

JANUARY 2007

Grand Rapids, MI - Michigan State Univ Women's Chamber Ensemble
January 26, 2007
DeVos Place
Second Annual Michigan Music Conference
(conference runs Jan 25-27)
The Michigan State University Women’s Chamber Ensemble, directed by Dr,. Sandra Snow, will premiere
God Says Yes to Me

FEBRUARY

Fort Collins, CO - Colorado All-State Women's Choir
Feb 4-07, 2007
The Colorado All-State Women's Choir, directed by guest conductor Lynne Gackle, will perform The White Rose (to be published by Walton)


Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee Choral Artists
Feb 9, 2007
Milwaukee Choral Artists, directed by Sharon Hansen will sing Alley Cat Love Song in a program called:
ONE PERFECT ROSE, Love and Passion in Music and Word - A Valentine's Day Concert; 7:30 pm; Women's Club of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
813 East Kilbourn Avenue


MARCH


Kalamazoo, MI
- Western MI University Choir
March 15, 2007
The Western Michigan University Choir, directed by Dr. James Bass, sings Loosin Yelav, at the 69th Annual Western Michigan Choral Festival

Chicago, IL - Honors Choir for the American Kodaly Educators' Annual Convention
March 22-24, 2007
The Honors Choir for the Annual Convention of the Organization of American Kodaly Educators, directed by Emily Ellsworth, will perform Where go the Boats (published by Roger Dean)


Santa Clara, CA - The Choral Project
March 25, 2007
The Choral Project, directed by Daniel Hughes, sings Go Down, Moses in a guest artist concert for the Santa Clara Concert Association

Indianapolis, IN - University of Indianapolis Women's Choir
March 31, 2007

The University of Indianapolis Women's Choir, directed by Dr. Paul Kraznovsky, will perform Alley Cat Love Song

Holland, MI - Hope College Concert Choir
Hope College Concert Choir, directed by Dr. Brad Richmond, will perform My Friend Elijah (published soon by Walton)

Rochester, NY - University of Rochester Women's Choir
The University of Rochester Women's Choir will perform the Lark in the Clear Air (to be published 2008 by Walton)

APRIL

Pittsburgh, PA - University of Pittsburg Women's Ensemble
April 13, 2007

The University of Pittsburgh Women's Ensemble, directed by Lorraine Milovac, will perform God Says Yes to Me, and A City called Heaven, in a concert at Heinz Chapel.

Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan Men's Glee Club

April 14, 2007
The University of Michigan Men's Glee Club, directed by Paul Rardin, will premiere Jenny Kiss'd Me, to be published by Santa Barbara in June.

Various tour venues in Pennsylvania,
April 15-17, 2007
Edinboro, PA
April 22, 2007

The University Singers of Edinboro University (PA), directed by Peter van den Honert, will perform My Friend Elijah, Hear de Lambs a-cryin', and Peter Go Ring-a dem Bells in a concert on campus. They will perform the same music on a tour of Pennsylvania later in April.

Tampa, FL - University of South Florida Bel Canto Women's Choir
April 26, 2007

University of South Florida Bel Canto Women's Choir, directed by Lynne Gackle, will perform
The White Rose


MAY

Milwaukee, WI - University of WI/Milwaukee Women's Choir
May 5, 2007
The University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee Women's Choir, directed by Gloria Hansen, will perform The Mashed Potato Love Song from Play with your Food!


Grand Rapids, MI - Calvin College Capella
May 6, 2007, 8pm, free admission
The Calvin College Capella will perform El Limonar Florido (The Lemon Grove in Blossom), a large scale piece with texts by Antonio Machado. Many thanks to their director Joel Navarro for taking on this piece for its Midwest premiere

Charleston, SC - Motet Singers of Myers Park Baptist Church
The Motet Singers of Myers Park Baptist Church performed Behold I tell you a  Mystery (published by Oxford) in concerts at their Charlotte, NC church Spring 2007 and at a special concert at the famous Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC May 26, 2007.


JULY

Green Lake, WI - National Conference of the Fellowship of American Baptist Musicians
July 14-21, 2007
Sharon Hansen, guest clinician, will direct Bright Morning Stars with the grade 8-12 Youth Choir at the National Conference of the Fellowship of American Baptist Musicians.

Evanston, IL - National High School Institute of Music
July 27, 2007
The choir of the National High School Institute of Music, held at Northwestern University, will sing Peter, Go Ring-a dem Bells, directed by Grammy-winner Mary Alice Stollak


OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

Notre Dame, IN - The University of St. Mary's Collegiate Choir
Nov. 8, 2007
The University of St. Mary's Collegiate Choir, directed by Nancy Menk will perform Cantigas de Amigo

Blair, Nebraska - The EMC Choral Clinic
November 12, 2007
My Friend Elijah will be showcased at the EMC Choral Clinic
MSU's Home for the Holidays:
   Date: 12/1/2007     Time: 8 p.m.
   Location: Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center, Shaw Lane at Bogue Street
   East Lansing, MI
Symphony Orchestra, Women’s Glee Club, Men’s Glee Club, Children’s Choir, and State Singers

2006

DECEMBER

Lancaster, CA - Belle Voci Dorate
December 3

Belle Voci Dorate, directed by Heather KinKennon, will perform the Christmas carol Cantarcillo de la Virgen

Grand Rapids, MI - Calvin College Capella
Dec 8, 2006
The Calvin College Capella will perform Il est ne le Divin Enfant

Pittsburgh, PA - Pittsburgh University Women's Ensemble
Dec 9, 2006
The Pittsburgh University Women's Ensemble, directed by Lorraine Milovac, will perform The Wexford Carol

Lansing, MI - Lansing Symphony & MI State Univ Children's Choir
December 17
The Lansing (MI) Symphony Orchestra with Grammy winning Mary Alice Stollak and her Michigan State University Children's Choir will perform the orchestrated version of I Saw Three Ships

Santa Fe, NM
December 3, 8, 10, 15, 17  - Santa Fe Women's Ensemble
The Santa Fe Women's Ensemble will premiere a new piece they have commissioned from me, Winter Solstice, for SSA/harp or piano. The texts are by New Mexico poets Lonnie Howard and the late Elizabeth Searle Lamb.

NOVEMBER

South Bend, Indiana - St. Mary's University Women's Choir
November 9, 16, 17

The St. Mary's University Women's Choir, directed by Dr. Nancy Menk, will perform Alley Cat Love Song

OCTOBER 2006

Milwaukee, WI - The Milwaukee Choral Artists
October 14, 2006

The Milwaukee Choral Artists will sing A City called Heaven in a concert called Songs of Survival -- musical profiles in courage that illuminate the indomitable human spirit. From the songbook of our own country, the evening will resound with African American spirituals and sacred songs as well as songs from everyday life and from diverse social movements.

Rome, GA - The Shorter College Choir
October 15

The Shorter College Choir, directed by Matthew Hoch, will give the premiere of the spiritual arrangement
Peter Go Ring-a dem Bells

Indianapolis, IN - University of Indianapolis Women's Choir
October 22 (also March 31, 2007)

The University of Indianapolis Women's Choir, directed by Dr. Paul Kraznovsky, will perform Alley Cat Love Song


Grand Rapids, MI - ACDA State Convention
Calvin College
October 28

The Michigan State University Children's Choir, directed by Grammy winner Mary Alice Stollak will premiere my arrangement of Loosin Yelav, an Armenian folk song (to be published by Santa Barbara Music Press).

JULY 2006

Pasadena, CA - Nat'l Assn of Church Musicians Convention
Date TBA

"God is My Salvation", performed by a special auditioned chamber choir, directed by guest conductor Charles Bruffy, as part of the National Assocation of Church Musicians annual convention. The program also holds the Rutter Gloria. website: http://www.nacmhq.org/content/summer_conference/


JUNE

New York, NY - C4, a Choral Composer/Conductor Collective
June 9, 2006
Premiere of Briefly It Enters, and Briefly Speaks by "C4", a new choir comprised of young composers and choral conductors, in New York City. For more info on C4, go to www.c4ensemble.org

MAY
 
Chicago, IL - Chicago a cappella
May 9, 2006
Play with your Food! will be sung at Chicago A Cappella's annual Gala. For more info in the gala go to http://www.chicagoacappella.org/concerts/Gala2006.htm

Kalamazoo, MI - Western Michigan University

May 13, 2006
My Friend Elijah, performed by the Michigan All-State Choir,
directed by Dr. Sharon Hansen

APRIL

LaGrange, Illinois - Lyons Township High School
April 6, 2006; 7:30 pm
Lyons Township HS Treble Choir, directed by Connie Lyda, will premiere the new arrangement of A City Called Heaven. The program also features my SSAA version of Dan Gawthrop's classic, Sing me to Heaven.


Northfield, Minnesota - St. Olaf Manitou Singers

April 30, 2006
Premiere of The White Rose, written for Sigrid Johnson's Manitou Singers of St. Olaf College.

MARCH

Chicago and Midwest
March 17-27, 2006
The Cappella of Calvin College, directed by Dr. Joel Navarro, will perform A Million Miracles on their March Midwest tour concerts. It will be sung at all the concerts except the concert at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago.

For tour and concert details visit http://www.calvin.edu/academic/music/ensemble/capella/tours.stm



Santa Fe, New Mexico - Santa Fe Women's Ensemble

March 11, 12, 17, 19, 2006
The SSAA arangement of Dan Gawthrop's Sing Me to Heaven will be one of the selections on a program entitled A Spring Offering. website: www.sfwe.org

Holland, Michigan
Saturday, March 18, 2006

Holland Chorale Community Enrichment Concert

Guest Conductor Charles Bruffy
Zeeland Community Reformed Church - 7:30pm Concert; 7:00pm pre concert talk
Guest conductor Charles Bruffy will lead the Holland Chorale in the beautiful Faure “Requiem” and the Rutter “Gloria”. Bruffy will complement these featured works with a variety of high-powered choral selections, including my own God is My Salvation, originally written for Charles' Kansas City Chorale. website: www.hollandchorale.org


FEBRUARY


Oak Park & Chicago, IL - Chicago a Cappella
FEBRUARY 11 & 18, 2006
 
Chicago a cappella will be singing the world premiere of Here da Lambs a-cryin as part of their concert of American spirituals.

 
JANUARY

Peoria, Ilinois
JANUARY 262006
Premiere of Alley Cat Love Song, a new piece commissioned by the Naperville North High School Treble Choir, directed by JimYabrough, at the Illinois IMEA convention.


2005

DECEMBER

Northfield, Minnesota - St. Olaf Manitou Singers
DECEMBER 1,2,3,4 
I Saw Three Ships, performed by the St.Olaf Manitou SIngers conducted by Sigrid Johnson, as part of the St, Olaf Christmas Festival. Visit the Christmas Festival website at www.stolaf.edu/christmasfest/ for ticket info, radio broadcast listings around the country, and CD sales. This is the big Christmas concert that is broadcast on TV and radio around the country. If you attend in person there is a Scandinavian smorgasbord!
 
Santa Fe, New Mexico - Santa Fe Woman's Ensemble
DECEMBER 4.9.11.16.18
The new arrangement of The Wexford Carol will be sung by the Santa Fe Women's Ensemble in a concert celebrating the holiday season and the beginning of their 25th year of concerts. The concerts, conducted by Linda Raney, will be held in the beautiful Loretto Chapel.
 
Chicago, Illinois - Roosevelt University Women's Choir
DECEMBER 5, 7:30 PM
The Roosevelt University Women's Choir, directed by Anne Heider, will perform "I Saw Three Ships" at Ganz Hall, 430 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

Lansing, Michigan - Michigan State University Children's Choir

DECEMBER 6
First public performances of "little tree" and "Thanksgiving", commissioned by The Michigan State University Children’s Choir, directed by Mary Alice Stollak.
 
Notre Dame, Indiana - St. Mary's College
DECEMBER 11 
I Saw Three Ships will be performed at the St. Mary's College Lessons and Carols in Loretto Chapel - accompanied by liturgical dancers

NOVEMBER

Oak Park, Illinois - OPRF Children's Choir
November 6
"Thanksgiving" performed by the Oak Park and River Forest Children's Choir Canterini Singers, directed by Rosetta Sellers-Varela
 
Minneapolis, Minnesota - VocalEssence
Nov. 27
Summer's Bounty, the first movement of Play with your Food!, will be sung by one of the great choirs in this country, VocalEssence directed by Philip Brunelle, in a special collaborative Thanksgiving concert with Garrison Keillor entitled "We Gather Together". For more info, visit http://www.vocalessence.org/concerts/2gather.php

Fredericksburg, Virginia -  Univ. of Mary Washington Women's Choir

November 28
Premiere of a new arrangement of "The Wexford Carol" and also a performance of "El Noi de la Mare" by the University of Mary Washington Women's Choir, directed by Jane Tavernier

OCTOBER
 
Chicago (and suburbs), Illinois
Oct. 1,7,8
Play with your Food! will be sung by Chicago A Cappella in a concert entitled "The Musical Food Groups". In a new twist, director Jonathan Miller will ask the audience to choose the order of the five movements of the piece, like designing a menu at a restaurant. If you haven't heard the "Mashed Potato/Love Song", this will surely be a great performance of that ditty! visit www.chicagoacappella.org  for further info.
Oct 1st in Oak Park;Oct. 7th in Chicago; Oct. 8th in Evanston

Grand Rapids, MI - MI State Univ Children's Choir

Oct. 28
"little tree" and "Thanksgiving", two new pieces commissioned by The Michigan State University Children’s Choir, will be premiered at the Michigan ACDA Fall convention. Both pieces will be published soon by Santa Barbara Music Press.
 
MAY
 
May 1The White Rose will be premiered by the Manitou Singers of St. Olaf College, directed by Sigrid Johnson
 
May 15 ...and lots of little crickets will be premiered by The Michigan State University Children’s Choir, directed by Mary Alice Stollak
 
May 19Play with Your Food! exerpts will be performed by the Saint Charles East High School Choir, directed by Jim McCullough in St. Charles, IL

May 20 — Excerpts from Play with Your Food! performed by The Glen Ellyn (IL) Children's Chorus, directed by Emily Ellsworth

 
Spring (date?) Play with Your Food! performed by Treble by Nature, Denver, CO

APRIL

April 9, 15, and 17 Will You Be Sensible, Girl! will be premiered by chicago a cappella, directed by Jonathan Miller, in Oak Park, Evanston, and Chicago, IL
 
April 25 Play with Your Food! will be performed by The Boston Conservatory Women's Chorale, directed by John Delorey
 
April 29Cantigas de Amigo (in the four cello version) performed by the Santa Monica High School Women's Ensemble, directed by Christopher Rhodes

MARCH

March 5, 12My Friend Elijah (SSA and piano) will be premiered by Vox Caelestis Women’s Chorus in Oak Park,IL and Chicago, IL
 
March 6 — The mixed chorus version of Play with Your Food! will be premiered by South Bend Chamber Singers, directed by Nancy Menk

March 17 The Night is Young will be premiered by Elgin High School Treble Choir, directed by Roz Zager

March 17
Drop Thy Still Dews of Quietness will be premiered by the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory Chorale, directed by Charles Robinson

March 26 — World Premiere of
God is my Salvation for double SATB choir and two trumpets by the Kansas City Chorale, under the direction of Charles Bruffy. This piece was composed especially for this Easter concert at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The Kansas City area’s musical pride and joy, the Kansas City Chorale, returns to perform its much-lauded Easter Saturday concert. The 24-artist Chorale, led by artistic director Charles Bruffy, earns its reputation as a word-class ensemble through live performances and numerous recordings which have received rave reviews nationwide.

FEBRUARY

February 2-5 Sing me to Heaven performed at the national ACDA convention in Los Angeles by Greece Arcadia High Women's Choir, directed by Kristy Kosko
 
Feb 6A Cradle Song sung as an All-State choir selection at the Georgia MENC convention, conducted by my pal Rollo Dilworth
 
Feb 10 Play with Your Food! performed by The Alden Voices of The Worcester Polytechnic Institute, directed by John Delorey

Feb 12The Lark in the Clear Air will be performed by the Milwaukee Choral Artists, directed by Dr. Sharon Hansen

 
Feb. 27 El Limonar Florido will be premiered by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Men's Glee Club, assisted by women form the Boston Conservatory at the Worcester, Massachusetts Art Museum. Also, the premiere of Eine Klezmer Nachtmusik on the same concert.

Feb. 27 My Friend Elijah (SATB) will be premiered by The Grinnell Singers, under the direction of Dr. John Rommereim, with subsequent performance on their March midwest tour

JANUARY

January 28Drop thy still Dews of Quietness premiered by the University of Missouri at Kansas City Conservatory Choir, directed by Chuck Robinson, at the Missouri MENC convention

2004

Jan 30 — Cantigas de Amigo (in the new piano version) performed by Naperville North (IL)  High School Treble Choir,
directed by Jim Yarbrough at the IMEA All-State music conference in Peoria, IL
 

Feb 27 — A Cradle Song performed by the The Michigan State University Children’s Choir, directed by Mary Alice Stollak at the ACDA Central Division in Indianapolis March

Performances of various pieces by Vox Caelestis Women’s Chorus
 
The St. Mary’s College Women’s Choir on tour of the Midwest and East Coast, and North Central Women’s Choir
 
May 6,8,15,16 — World premiere of Esta Tarde, mi bien (This Evening, my love), first prize winner of the Cambridge Madrigal Singers International Composition Competition for 2004. The May 6th premiere was by the Cambridge Madrigal Singers, directed by Dr. Raymond Fahrner, at the McDowell Colony in New Hampshire; subsequent performances in Boston
 
May
Performances of various pieces by:

Vox Caelestis Women’s Chorus

The Manitou Singers, St. Olaf College, Sigrid Johnson, director

Larkin High School Treble Choir (Elgin, IL)
 
The Michigan State University Children’s Choir at the Chicago Choral Festival,  Symphony Center, Chicago
 
June — Performances of various pieces by the Naperville North High School Mixed Choir on tour of Boston and New York City
 
Performances by the Ft. Wayne’s Children’s Choir, directed by Fred Meads, at PICCFest (part of the Oregon Bach Festival)
 
Summer
Various pieces featured in ACDA reading sessions in New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, Alabama, Florida, Illinois

Fall
Various pieces featured in ACDA reading sessions in Michigan, Colorado and Wisconsin
 
Oct 29 — Cantarcillo de la Virgen, performed by The Western Michigan University Women’s Chorale, directed by Dee Gauthier, at the Michigan Fall ACDA conference
 
Oct 30 — Behold, I Tell You a Mystery, by Howl!, directed by mixologist supreme Jonathan Davids, In New York City
 
Nov 6 — A Cradle Song, performed by Belle Voci, directed by Margaret Green, in Portland, OR
 
Nov 14-15 — Sing me to Heaven, performed by Vox Femina, directed by Dr. Iris Levine, in Los Angeles,CA
 
Dec 18 — I Saw Three Ships, performed by Bel Canto (The Mississippi Childchoir) directed by Lillian Lee
 
Dec 19 — World premiere of The Bethlehem Star, a large scale SATB a cappella  piece commissioned by the South Bend Chamber Singers, Dr. Nancy Menk, director

December — A Cradle Song performed by the North Park College Choir, directed by Dr. Rollo Dilworth 

2003

Performances of various pieces by:

The Affinity String Trio premiers Tiny Stars
 
The Boston Conservatory Women’s Ensemble, directed by John Delorey
 
Fort Wayne (IN) Children’s Choir, directed by Fred Meads
 
Lyons Township (IL) High School Treble Choir, directed by Michael Wolniakowski

Naperville (IL) North High School Treble Chorus, directed by Jim Yarbrough

The New Classic Singers, Glen Ellyn, IL, directed by Lee Kesselman
 
The New York Treble Singers, directed by Virginia Davidson
 
Angela Presutti, soprano
 
St. Mary’s College Women’s Choir, South Bend, Indiana, directed by Nancy Menk
 
Santa Fe (NM) Women’s Ensemble, directed by Linda Raney
 
Sierra College Women’s Choir, Rocklin, CA, directed by Tina Harris
 
South Bend (IN) Chamber Singers directed by Nancy Menk
 
Vox Caelestis Women’s Chorus, Chicago, IL, directed by Paul Carey
 
Woodlands Academy High School Choir, directed by Elizabeth Kurowski

The Singing Girls of Texas. the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, directed by Mark Stamper

 

 

 

  

Highlights...
Upcoming Performances
Not to Miss


Albuquerque, NM - Quintessence
March 5,6 2011

Performance of Play with your Food!, directed by Matthew Greer
 


Cincinnati, OH - Cincinnati Children's Choir
May 14, 2011

Premieres of  two new commissioned works,
Rain and Paint the Stars,  directed by Robyn Lana
 


Saskatchewan, Canada
May 20-23, 2010

Interest Session by Cincinnati Conservatory prof Dr. Brett Scott will feature
Each Small Gleam was a Voice and another Carey piece TBA
 


Champaign, IL
May 22 & 23, 2010

Performance of God says Yes to Me, on a program called In Her Own Words directed by
Meagan Johnson Smith