work details

Alleluia

  • Instrumentation: SATB (divisi) and marimba
  • Completed: July 2012
  • Duration: 5 minutes
  • Texts: Alleluia
  • Video:
    • Alleluia

      The Bob Cole Chamber Choir, Jonathan Talberg, conductor; and Ted Atkatz, marimba

    • Dominick DiOrio - Alleluia

      NOTUS: IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
      Dominick DiOrio, conductor
      Marco Schirripa, marimba

  • Audio:
  • Quotes:
    • I personally remain suspicious when perusing any copy of new music with the title "Alleluia" after Randall Thompson as it is hard to say more than he did, strictly in the choral idiom, so long ago. That being said, I too can evolve and Dominick DiOrio has crafted a thrilling new treatment worthy of attention and praise."

      Sean Burton, Iowa ACDA Summer Symposium

  • Published::

    G. Schirmer, Craig Hella Johnson Choral Series (click to purchase)

  • Commission:

    Commissioned by the Texas Two-Year College Choral Directors Association in celebration of their 40th anniversary and composed for the 2013 Texas Two-Year College All-State Choir, Joey M. Martin, conductor.

  • Program Note:

    Alleluia is joyous, celebratory, and invigorating music. I wanted to explore the percussive qualities of the voice and the lyrical capabilities of the marimba. The two instruments mesh well together, and each informs the other, contributing an energetic and propulsive drive to the work.

  • Performances:
    • February 16, 2013 (premiere)
      Texas Two-Year College All State Choir
      Joey M. Martin, conductor
      TMEA Annual Convention
      Convention Center - San Antonio, TX
    • April 19, 2013
      Texas State University Chorale
      Joey M. Martin, conductor
      TSU-San Marcos - San Marcos, TX
    • November 7, 2013
      Lamont Chorale
      Catherine Sailer, conductor
      University of Denver - Gates Concert Hall / Newman Center - Denver, CO
    • July 3, 2014
      Pohang City Chorale
      Pohang, South Korea
    • October 18, 2014
      CSU-Long Beach Chamber Choir
      Jonathan Talberg, conductor
      Daniel Recital Hall - Bob Cole Conservatory of Music - Long Beach, CA
    • November 5, 2015
      NOTUS: IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
      Dominick DiOrio, conductor; Marco Schirripa, marimba
      Auer Concert Hall - IU Jacobs School of Music - Bloomington, IN
    • November 15, 2015
      University of Louisville Collegiate Chorale
      Kent Hatteberg, conductor; Alyssa Dewey, marimba
      Comstock Concert Hall - University of Louisville - Louisville, KY
    • November 17, 2015
      University of North Texas University Singers
      Greg Hobbs, conductor
      Murchison Performing Arts Center - UNT - Denton, TX
    • November 23, 2015
      McGill University Chorus
      Jean Sébastien-Vallée, conductor
      McGill University - Montreal, Québec, Canada
    • December 5, 2015
      East Tennessee State University Chorale
      Matthew Potterton, conductor; Tommy Boyer, marimba
      East Tennessee State University - Johnson City, TN
    • February 26, 2016
      NOTUS: IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
      Dominick DiOrio, conductor; Marco Schirripa, marimba
      ACDA Central Division Conference - Palmer House Hilton Ballroom - Chicago, IL
    • March 6, 2016
      Northern Illinois University Chamber Choir
      Eric Johnson, conductor; Mike Mixtacki, marimba
      Boutell Memorial Concert Hall - NIU School of Music - Dekalb, IL
    • March 30, 2016
      Hofstra University Chamber Choir
      David Fryling, conductor; Bryan Wysocki, marimba
      First Presbyterian Church - Ithaca, NY
    • March 31, 2016
      Hofstra University Chamber Choir
      David Fryling, conductor, Bryan Wysocki, marimba
      Hershey High School - Hershey, PA
    • April 1, 2016
      Hofstra University Chamber Choir
      David Fryling, conductor, Bryan Wysocki, marimba
      Holy Family Catholic Community - Middletown, MD
    • April 2, 2016
      Hofstra University Chamber Choir
      David Fryling, conductor, Bryan Wysocki, marimba
      Ebenezer United Church of Christ - Lynn, PA
    • April 3, 2016
      Hofstra University Chamber Choir
      David Fryling, conductor, Bryan Wysocki, marimba
      Doylestown Presbyterian Church - Doylestown, PA
    • April 14, 2016
      East Tennessee State University Chorale
      Matthew Potterton, conductor; Tommy Boyer, marimba
      Tennessee Music Educators Association Conference - Nashville, TN
    • April 15, 2016
      Hofstra University Chamber Choir
      David Fryling, conductor, Bryan Wysocki, marimba
      Cathedral of the Incarnation - Garden City, NY
    • April 30, 2016
      Brown University Chorus
      Fred Jodry, conductor; Brian Calhoon, marimba
      Brown University - Sayles Hall - Providence, RI
    • April 30, 2016
      University of Minnesota Chamber Singers
      Kathy Romey, conductor
      Ted Mann Concert Hall - University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN
    • October 21, 2016
      McGill University Chorus
      Jean Sébastien-Vallée, conductor
      McGill University - Montreal, Québec, Canada
    • December 1, 2016
      Suffolk Singers
      Alice Cavanaugh, director; Abby Fischer, marimba
      Shea Theater - Suffolk County Community College - Selden, NY
    • December 2, 2016
      Truman State University Cantoria
      Mark Jennings, conductor
      Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall - Kirksville, Missouri
    • December 3, 2016
      Truman State University Cantoria
      Mark Jennings, conductor
      Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall - Kirksville, Missouri
    • December 3, 2016
      VocalEssence
      Philip Brunelle & G. Phillip Shoultz, conductors
      Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church - Apply Valley, MN
    • December 9, 2016
      VocalEssence
      Philip Brunelle & G. Phillip Shoultz, conductors
      Roseville Lutheran Church - Roseville, MN
    • December 10, 2016
      Suffolk Singers
      Alice Cavanaugh, director; Abby Fischer, marimba
      Christ Episcopal Church - Garden City, NY
    • December 10, 2016
      VocalEssence
      Philip Brunelle & G. Phillip Shoultz, conductors
      Plymouth Congregational Church - Minneapolis, MN
    • December 11, 2016
      VocalEssence
      Philip Brunelle & G. Phillip Shoultz, conductors
      Plymouth Congregational Church - Minneapolis, MN
    • January 26, 2017
      Truman State University Cantoria
      Mark Jennings, conductor
      Missouri Music Educators Association
      Tan-Tar-A Resort and Golf Course - Lake Ozark, Missouri
    • March 10, 2017
      Anderson University Chorale
      Richard Sowers, conductor
      Peachtree Christian Church - Atlanta, Georgia
    • March 11, 2017
      The Providence Singers
      Christine Noel, conductor
      Providence, RI
    • March 12, 2017
      The Providence Singers
      Christine Noel, conductor
      Providence, RI
    • March 12, 2017
      Anderson University Chorale
      Richard Sowers, conductor
      South Lake Wales Church of God - Lake Wales, Florida
    • March 14, 2017
      Anderson University Chorale
      Richard Sowers, conductor
      Cathedral of St. John the Baptist - Savannah, Georgia
    • March 15, 2017
      Anderson University Chorale
      Richard Sowers, conductor
      New Life Sanctuary - Brunswick, Georgia
    • March 16, 2017
      Anderson University Chorale
      Richard Sowers, conductor
      Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica - Saint Simons Island, Georgia
    • March 17, 2017
      Anderson University Chorale
      Richard Sowers, conductor
      Journey Point Church of God - Murfreesboro, Tennessee
    • March 18, 2017
      Anderson University Chorale
      Richard Sowers, conductor
      Dayspring Church of God - Cincinnati, Ohio
    • March 19, 2017
      Anderson University Chorale
      Richard Sowers, conductor
      Park Place Church of God - Anderson, Indiana
    • March 26, 2017
      Anderson University Chorale
      Richard Sowers, conductor
      First Presbyterian Church - Columbus, Indiana