My wind ensemble piece, En Seumeillant: Reflections on a 14th-century French Ballade will be premiered by the Manhattan Wind Ensemble on March 2, 2014 at 4PM. The performance is part of the Columbia Festival of Winds and will take place at the Roone Arledge Auditorium, Columbia University, 2920 Broadway, New York, NY. The work was commissioned by the ensemble’s Music Director, Christopher Baum.

Other performances over the next month-plus:

  • St. Johns Dance for alto saxophone and piano

 David Wozniak, saxophone; Krista Wallace-Boaz, piano

1. Sunday, February 23, 2014 (tomorrow!), 4:30pm
Church of the Reconciliation, 110 N Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill, NC

2. Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 7:30pm
Broyhill Chapel, Mars Hill University, Mars Hill, NC

  • Stabat Mater for mixed chorus

University of Illinois Chorale
Kristina Boerger, conductor
March 15, 2014, 7:30PM
Foellinger Great Hall
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL

  • How Sweet I Roamed for mixed chorus

Holy Cross College Choir
David Harris, conductor

1. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 8PM
St. Joseph Memorial Chapel
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

2. Friday, April 4, 2014, 8PM
Brooks Concert Hall
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

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. (;

Seven premieres!

Posted on November 2nd, 2011 by jondavid


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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