In Their Own Words: critical acclaim from American Organist and Diapason

Eileen Guenther‘s groundbreaking study of slavery and spirituals is the first to place the unique voices of an enslaved people squarely within the context of their daily lives. Dr. Guenther‘s deeply researched account weaves a succinct history of “America’s original sin” into an examination of the role of singing and religion in slave life and… Read More In Their Own Words: critical acclaim from American Organist and Diapason

Grant Park debut of Roustom work earns positive reviews

On July 12, 2017, conductor Fawzi Haimor led the Grant Park Orchestra in a tour-de-force program, which included the Midwest premiere of Syrian-born composer Kareem Roustom‘s Ramal. The performance was met with widespread enthusiasm from critics, both for the Grant Park Orchestra’s performance under Haimor’s leadership and for Roustom’s music. John von Rhein of the Chicago Tribune… Read More Grant Park debut of Roustom work earns positive reviews

Fanfare Magazine reviews Revelations, music of Su Lian Tan

All reviews were reprinted by permission of Fanfare Magazine.  Let’s be clear from the off: Wants List material. Malaysian-born in 1966, Su Lian Tan has a uniquely expressive voice. My colleague Barnaby Rayfield, interviewing Tan in Fanfare 34:4, waxed lyrical about Tan’s achievements (FTCL, or Fellow of Trinity College, London, by age 17; postgraduate degrees… Read More Fanfare Magazine reviews Revelations, music of Su Lian Tan

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 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

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