Moonlight Sound Design

One of this year’s stand-out choral pieces from Galaxy Music is Latvian composer Raimonds Tiguls’ Moonlight Sound Design. Watch the performance by The Wartburg Choir below. History Moonlight Sound Design was commissioned and premiered by the youth choir Kamēr conducted by Māris Sirmais in Riga, Latvia in 2012. Moonlight Sound Design is dedicated to my… Read More Moonlight Sound Design

Ragnar Bohlin conducts music by David Conte: Taiwan & San Francisco

Taiwan Grammy award-winning Ragnar Bohlin conducted the Formosa Singers in concert in Taipei, Taiwan. As part of the performance, David Conte’s work The Waking was performed. Commissioned in 1985 by the Music Parents Support Organization (Lakewood, OH), this work was written for Conte’s alma mater. The composer writes, “I was attracted to the American poet Theodore… Read More Ragnar Bohlin conducts music by David Conte: Taiwan & San Francisco

Recent David Conte performances: New Zealand premiere, California, & Indiana

Recent performances across the globe included David Conte‘s choral, vocal, and orchestral repertoire. August 13, 2017: Inspirare, Wellington, New Zealand’s professional choir, premiered Invocation and Dance by Conte under the direction of Mark Stamper. Based on a text drawn from Walt Whitman’s “When Lilacs Last at the Dooryard Bloom’d,” Invocation and Dance is a hymn to nature and… Read More Recent David Conte performances: New Zealand premiere, California, & Indiana

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

Simon Carrington conducts music by Ferko, Gregorio, & Larsen

The Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (Norfolk, CT) is one of North America’s oldest active summer music festivals. On August 19, the Norfolk festival featured a Choral Festival, directed by Simon Carrington. This remarkable program complete with a first-rate choir and chamber orchestra has always been a highlight of the Norfolk summer. The concert featured three… Read More Simon Carrington conducts music by Ferko, Gregorio, & Larsen