NOTUS @ WSCM 2020
I am thrilled to announce that NOTUS has been selected to perform at the 12th World Symposium on Choral Music in Auckland, New Zealand in July 2020. An invitation to perform at this gathering -- known as the "Olympics" of choral music -- is one of the highest honors a chorus can receive. NOTUS is one of only 24 choirs selected out of a global pool that included 179 choirs from 44 countries. Read more here.
NOTUS Debut Album Release
It is with much excitement that I announce the release of NOTUS: Of Radiance & Refraction with Innova Recordings. Available September 28, 2018, this album includes five world premiere recordings of commissioned works by composers Sven-David Sandström, Claude Baker, Aaron Travers, John Gibson, and myself. It also features a performance of Stravinsky's Trois pièces by the Zorá String Quartet, grand-prize winners of the Fischoff Competition. Major audio engineering work by D. James Tagg. Visual design by Jennie Moser. Click here for a preview track from John Gibson's In Flight, for chorus and electronics, featuring soprano Kellie Motter.
Happy 150 U Illinois!
The University of Illinois Sesquicentennial celebrations include a major new commission: Gathering for chorus, wind symphony, soprano and baritone. The work will be premiered in Chicago, New York City, and Urbana in the Spring of 2018 with the UI Chamber Singers, UI Wind Symphony, vocal artists Nathan Gunn, R. Todd Payne, and Yvonne Gonzales Redman, and conductors Stephen Peterson and Andrew Megill. Read more about the work here.
Halina Goldberg and I sit down to talk about Krzysztof Penderecki's visit to Indiana University and the circumstances behind his honorary doctorate and invitation to conduct his monumental St. Luke Passion with the IU ensembles. The Through the Gates podcast episode 69 is hosted by Janae Cummings. Listen here.