Stabat Mater on debut CD release of C4; concert/party

Posted on June 7th, 2013 by jondavid

C4, the Choral Composer/Conductor Collective, is releasing its first commercial recording next week. My Stabat Mater is the longest work on the CD, which will also feature awesome works by Hayes Biggs, Ted Hearne, Huang Ruo, Karen Siegel, and Toby Twining. There will be a CD release concert and party on Tuesday, June 11 at 8PM, at St. Peters Church, 619 Lexington Avenue, NYC. The album music will be sung, along with other music including Brent Michael Davids’ stunning The Un-Covered Wagon. All in attendance receive a free CD! I’ll be traveling up from NC, so I hope to see people there. (www.c4ensemble.org; www.jonathandavidmusic.com)

Seven premieres!

Posted on November 2nd, 2011 by jondavid

Hello,

Better late than never to announce highlights of my 2011-12 season, chief among them seven world premieres, including  four commissioned works :

October 23, 2011, NYC
Azrael, song for soprano and piano, commissioned by Jay Barksdale to honor the 10th anniversary of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Foundation, performed by Barksdale and soprano Beth Wladis.

December 11, 2011, NYC
The Tightened String, 9/11 memorial work for mixed chorus, treble quartet, and prepared piano, commissioned by the Central City Chorus, to a newly written poem by David Brendan Hopes

December 15, 2011, Asheville, NC
A Shepherd’s Nativity (Sweet Light), for men’s chorus and English horn, to be performed by Cantaria, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Asheville

[Early 2012, NYC]
Ask Me No More, for men’s chorus a cappella, to be performed by the Young Men’s Chorus of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy

April 21, 2012, Waukesha, WI
Stabat Mater, for mixed chorus a cappella, commissioned by Carroll University (followed by Italian tour in May)

April 27, 2012, NYC
Gitchee Gumee, song for baritone and harp, commissioned by Daniel Neer (who also authored the text), to be accompanied by Alyssa Reit

May 31, 2012, NYC
The Hounds of Spring, for mixed chorus, electric guitar, bass and drums, to be performed by C4 and members of the Fireworks Ensemble

More details to follow!

C4 performs excerpts from Fish

Posted on May 24th, 2011 by jondavid

C4, the Choral Composer/Conductor Collective, will be performing excerpts from my choral cycle, Fish, for women’s chorus and alto saxophone, on June 2 and 4 in NYC. The work, composed in 2007 for the New York Treble Singers, enlists the unusual medium of fish to muse on creation, sex and the afterlife. More information below. Look for me in the alto section!

“One Foot In Eden: Music of Nature and the Seasons”
with guest artist, David Wozniak, alto saxophone

Featuring the world premiere of the cycle Four Bright Seasons, by Joseph N. Rubinstein. Also works by Olli Kortekangas, Nicholas Maw, Karin Rehnqvist, Martha Sullivan (premiere), Timothy Takach, Veljo Tormis, and George Tsontakis

Thursday, June 2 at 8:00PM
Church for All Nations
417 West 57th Street, NYC
(Just west of 9th Avenue)

and

Matinee Performance
Saturday, June 4 at 4:00PM
Norwegian Seamen’s Church
317 East 52nd Street, NYC
(Between 1st and 2nd Avenues)

Admission $10, at the door only

C4 to perform Hana/Blossom

Posted on November 3rd, 2010 by jondavid

C4: the Choral Composer/Conductor Collective is performing my bi-textual, bi-tonal haiku-motet, Hana/Blossom, as part of its season-opening concert entitled “Separation Anxiety.” The program features split and doubled choirs, as well as dual texts, contrasting languages, and separate worlds. Among other highlights is the East Coast premiere of a truly stunning work, Privilege, by Ted Hearne, composer of the Gaudeamus Award–winning Katrina Ballads.

Thursday, November 18, 2010, 8 PM
Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church
552 West End Avenue at West 87th Street, NYC
$10

Saturday, November 20, 2010, 8 PM
Church of Saint Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson St., New York, NYC
$10

More info at www.c4ensemble.org

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