Duke-Wisconsin Revisited!

Posted on April 7th, 2015 by jondavid

Just kidding, but those are indeed the sites of two upcoming premieres of mine in the next ten days:

1. Te lucis ante terminum. Commissioned by the Duke Vespers Ensemble, MD Brian Schmidt, who will sing the piece this Thursday, April 9, at 5:15PM as part of vespers service at Duke Chapel. The service will be live-streamed at https://www.youtube.com/user/DukeChapel

2. Alleluia (TTBB). The Carroll University Men’s Chorus, MD Thomas Weis, will premiere the men’s version of my piece on Friday, April 17th, 7:30PM in Humphrey Chapel at Carroll University, Waukesha, WI.

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!

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