I want to share the premiere recording of my recent vocal trio, “Różowa Magia (Pink Magic)”, written for Cincinnati Soundbox and performed by Jackie Stevens, Lauren McAllister, and Ellen Graham. It was my first time setting Polish, which is something I’ve wanted to do since moving to Warsaw. The singers did a beautiful job learning both the piece and the the text, and I’m grateful that they brought the piece to life so thoughtfully.
Last year, the choir I sing with here in Poland, Musica Sacra, recorded an album of all-new settings of the “Pie Jesu” text. The pieces are all quite different in tone and style, and it was an incredible experience to both compose and sing for the project. I’ve recently uploaded the recording to my SoundCloud page:
It’s been awhile, and I’m so excited to share some updates regarding a few choral pieces of mine. The first is a new commission! Anna O’Connell, the Anabel Taylor Chapel Choir‘s Artistic Director, has asked me to write an Advent piece for SATB choir. I’ve decided to set the “Hodie Christus Natus Est” text – well-used, and for good reason! This piece will premiere in December, alongside pieces by Poulenc and Nielsen, so I’m in great company.
The other thing I’d like to share is a recent recording from RSVP Choir‘s 2017 concert series. They did an incredible and expressive job with “Wildfire” from 2012 (my first choral piece!), and I was thrilled to be included in a program for such a great cause. I’ve updated the recording on my SoundCloud, and I invite you to take a listen here:
I’ll have some more news to share soon, so stay tuned~