Accord Treble Choir will be premiering my a cappella choral piece, “To Soar in Freedom and in Fullness of Power” (poem by Walt Whitman), next month in two NYC performances:
Sunday, June 3, 3:00pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
199 Carroll St., Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, June 9, 6:00pm
St. Ignatius of Loyola Episcopal Church
552 West End Ave, New York, NY
(entrance on 87th street)
Accord’s director, Liz Geisewite, sang soprano in the premiere of “A Prayer in Spring” last summer at the Choral Chameleon Institute. She commissioned me to write this piece for her fantastic ensemble of nine women, and specifically for this concert, titled On Wings. New Yorkers, I hope you can make it to a show!
The Albany High School combined choir successfully premiered “The Gift to Sing” on March 28. I like this recording I made at a late rehearsal, with director Mary banging out the piano part and her very talented students still getting the hang of their parts. It’s raw in a good way.
Composer Michael T Roberts shares his thoughts on writing, playing, and teaching music. Comments? Please e-mail Mike.