If you woke up this morning with a feeling you couldn't quite place—a subtle, nameless yearning, perhaps—allow me to identify the source:
It might be the lack of having heard this conversation between me, International Orange Chorale director Zane Fiala, and IOC tenor Giacomo DiGrigoli about choral music. I'll let the guys introduce it:
On today’s episode of In Unison we’re continuing our mini-series of conversations with the composers whose works will be premiered on International Orange Chorale of San Francisco's Freshly Squeezed program on December 4th and 18th this year. Today we’re chatting with IOCSF’s current Composer-in-Residence, Michael T Roberts, about all sorts of things, but most importantly his new composition—a prayer for rain of sorts—entitled “Come to Us in Water.” We may also discover whether or not Mike is a witch…! #choir #composer #podcast #singers
Spoiler alert: I'm not a witch (but pretty close).
The Upcoming Concerts page on my website was blank for a long time. But I'm pleased to announce that the International Orange Chorale of San Francisco, with whom I have been composer-in-residence since before Covid was a thing (you might remember them as the Zoom choir), will be premiering my newest piece, Come to Us in Water, in two concerts this December:
Saturday, December 4, 7:30pm at Christ Church in Berkeley, CA
Saturday, December 18, 7:30pm at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in San Francisco, CA
Composer Michael T Roberts shares his thoughts on writing, playing, and teaching music. Comments? Please e-mail Mike.