Featured Recording: Dawn of Night, choral music by Stephen Chatman

“Infusing softness of tone with luscious harmonies, [Chatman’s] music always sounds deceptively simple…” – Dianne Wells, The Whole Note Centrediscs released the latest album of choral music by Stephen Chatman this month. Dawn of Night is the inspiring new album featuring the voices of the University of Toronto’s MacMillan Singers, under the direction of Hilary Apfelstadt. Chatman’s… Read More Featured Recording: Dawn of Night, choral music by Stephen Chatman

Interview with Composer of the Month: Stephen Chatman

Revered as one of Canada’s most prominent composers, Dr. Stephen Chatman is the first Canadian to ever be short-listed in the Masterprize International Competition. This award-winning composer is recognized internationally and widely sought-after for commissions across the globe. How did you get involved in music? As a toddler, I began to sing before learning to… Read More Interview with Composer of the Month: Stephen Chatman

Univ of British Columbia performs Chatman’s A Song of Joys for choir and orchestra

Jonathan Girard led the UBC Symphony Orchestra and Choirs in a performance of Stephen Chatman’s newly released major work for SATB Chorus divisi, timpani and percussion soli, and orchestra, A Song of Joys. The performance was presented as part of the 20th Anniversary of the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on April 8, 2017.… Read More Univ of British Columbia performs Chatman’s A Song of Joys for choir and orchestra

Opera Canada & Canadian Music Teacher Reviews: Music by Stephen Chatman

Stephen Chatman’s music has been the subject of review in recent Opera Canada and Canadian Music Teacher magazines. Opera Canada: Choir Practice by Stephen Chatman, CD Recording Choir Practice, a comic opera in one act composed by Chatman with libretto by Tara Wohlberg, was premiered and recorded by the University of British Columbia Opera Ensemble and Symphony. The… Read More Opera Canada & Canadian Music Teacher Reviews: Music by Stephen Chatman