Now available from OCP Publishing: Veni, Sancte Spiritus and In Your Mercy, Lord.
Psalm 118: Alleluia, This Is the Day! was one of three selected titles for the NPM Children's Choir Festival in St. Louis, MO in April and was performed in the Southwestern Division Conference of ACDA in March!
Latest Publications —
Veni, Sancte Spiritus and In Your Mercy, Lord are both now available to order from OCP (Oregon Catholic Press, one of the largest publishers of liturgical music in the world). Recordings and previews will be coming soon.
• With claves, congas and very accessible a capella SAB choir parts, Veni, Sancte Spiritus hits the mark when it comes to spirited and high-energy choral anthems.
• A tender song which reminds us of God's love for us, In Your Mercy, Lord is scored for piano and guitar with flute obligato. SATB refrain with descant is lush but simple, and verses are SA.
Many uses for these songs throughout the year!
Publication Forthcoming —
My choral hymn-anthem, We Trust in God Alone, has recently been accepted for publication by Augsburg Fortress publishing (Lutheran). This is a setting of a text by contemporary Canadian poet, James Macdonnell. It is scored for SATB choir with descant, congregation, organ and piano.
From the publisher: "This anthem is fitting for almost any worship occasion, particularly throughout the Easter season. In a responsorial format, the refrain of "Alleluias" will quickly get in your ear and rouse the voices of your congregation to sound forth a stream of Alleluias!"
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Friday, September 9 - WHUP 104.7 FM Radio in Hillsborough, NC — Pass the Hat radio program with Bob Johnson & Kirk Ridge, hosts. I will be singing and talking about my songs live on air at 7:00 pm. If you're not local to the area, listen live online. RESCHEDULED TO LATER DATE! TBD.
Saturday, September 17 - CenterFest Arts Festival in Durham, NC — Sponsored by Durham Arts Council. I am performing at 10:00 am to help kick off the festival on the NC Songwriters Co-Op Stage on the patio of Ninth Street Bakery, 136 E Chapel Hill St in downtown Durham.
Sunday, September 25 - Concert at First Presbyterian Church in Durham, NC — Concert with musicians Patty Parrish & Melissa Shaheen. Bring friends and family to enjoy music that will touch you, put a smile on your face and inspire your spirits. Be ready to sing along! Concert is at 2:30 pm at 305 E Main St in downtown Durham.
July 23 - Carolina Contemporary Composers (C3) Concert at SearStone Retirement Home, Cary, NC — A melange of classical, modern and popular piano and vocal music.
July 1 - Concert at Annual Conference (National) of the Church of the Brethren at Koury Convention Center, Greensboro, NC
June 13-17 - Composer Symposium at Pinelake Music, Atlanta, GA
Saturday, June 11 - Carolina Contemporary Composers (C3) , Raleigh, NC
April 30 - Durham Art Walk Spring Market, Durham, NC — Mini-concert of my secular music at the Durham Arts Council building in downtown Durham.
April 22 - Carolina Contemporary Composers (C3) at Ruggero's Piano, Raleigh, NC — My fellow composers and I featured songs including piano, voice and violin. I performed "Melody of Memories" and a brand new song for solo violin with piano called, "Rollick & Frivol".
April 10 - Songs from the 'Flip-Side' at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Durham, NC — Performance on April 10, 2016 with soprano and flutist, Patty Parrish & alto, Melissa Shaheen. Excerpt of "Little Things" from this concert.
March 8-10 — ACDA Southern Division Conference in Chattanooga, TN. Performance with Duke Vespers Choir and Chamber Orchestra and the Chattanooga Boys Choir.
February 21, 2016 - Duke Vespers Choir Spring Concert - Miserere, Lenten Baroque Music — Rarely performed choral and orchestral music in keeping with the season of Lent. Part of the NC HIP (Historically Informed Performance) Festival at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Durham.
February 13, 2016 - Performance by Carolina Contemporary Composers (C3) — I performed a couple of my own new songs and one of another composer in Raleigh to a jam-packed house. "The Thought of You", for baritone and piano, is in a jazz-melancholic style, and "Melody of Memories", for mezzo-soprano, baritone, piano and violin, is pure Americana nostalgia.
Contact me to be a guest for future concerts by Carolina Contemporary Composers (C3).