Robert Hobby: Keyboard & Choral Composer of the Month

Robert A. Hobby, born 1962, currently serves as Director of Music for Trinity English Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his responsibilities include playing for many of the worship services, overseeing the graded choral program, and managing the concerts the church offers. Numerous activities during his tenure include Trinity Church establishing a choral series with… Read More Robert Hobby: Keyboard & Choral Composer of the Month

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 Choral Composer of the Month: Philip W. J. Stopford

Philip W. J. Stopford (b. 1977) is an English composer and choral director, revered worldwide for his contemporary settings of traditional Latin and English prayers and hymns. Stopford’s relationship with church music is a long one, beginning as early as 7 years old. As of 2016, Stopford has served as Director of Music at Christ Church,… Read More Interview with Choral Composer of the Month: Philip W. J. Stopford

Gramophone Magazine reviews new albums from Su Lian Tan & Michael John Trotta

Since 1923, Gramophone Magazine continues to devote itself to reviewing classical music, particularly recordings.  The August 2017 issue featured two albums in the ECS Publishing Group catalog: Seven Last Words by Michael John Trotta and Revelations by Su Lian Tan. Seven Last Words, review excerpt By Guy Rickards “Trotta’s musical style is fairly straightforward….not unlike that of… Read More Gramophone Magazine reviews new albums from Su Lian Tan & Michael John Trotta

Trinity Wall Street & Julian Wachner embark on European Tour

This month, the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Julian Wachner begin an impressive tour with a three-concert stop in Norway, followed by two performances in the Netherlands. Norway The Grammy-nominated choir presents a series of early works while in attendance at the Stavanger Kammermusikkfestival with the music of Bach, Byrd, and Palestrina. Since 1991,… Read More Trinity Wall Street & Julian Wachner embark on European Tour

Interview with Luke Mayernik: The Five Graces Psalter

Luke Mayernik’s Five Graces Psalter is a collection of Responsorial Psalms for the entire three-year Lectionary cycle, and a welcome and worthy addition to the repertoire of Lectionary Psalms. The award-winning composer and organist has crafted memorable settings infused with harmonic freshness and melodic appeal—settings that bear the weight of the emotion and liturgical importance of… Read More Interview with Luke Mayernik: The Five Graces Psalter

ECS Publishing Group receives Paul Revere Awards for Graphic Excellence

Established in 1964 in honor of the 200th anniversary of the first music engraving in American by the famous silversmith Paul Revere, these awards were initially given as a means of alerting the music industry to the advantages of providing the best possible publication from the viewpoint of engraving, graphic arts and production standards. Today… Read More ECS Publishing Group receives Paul Revere Awards for Graphic Excellence

Stanley Hoffman – work selected by Association of Irish Choirs

Stanley M. Hoffman’s arrangement of Claude Debussy’s Beau Soir (ECS #7689 for SATB chorus and piano) has been selected by the Association of Irish Choirs for their Summer 2017 season.   The Association of Irish Choirs supports and promotes excellence in choral music in Ireland. They do this by providing information and advice and presenting a… Read More Stanley Hoffman – work selected by Association of Irish Choirs