Please mark your calendar for the premiere: Saturday, April 13, 2019!
We now have a venue: the First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison St.
(I do not yet have ticket information; as soon as I find out, you'll be the first to know.)
As I type, the piano/vocal score is complete and on its way from the copyist (piano/vocal means the vocal parts are entirely finished, with a piano accompaniment for rehearsal only), and I have recently broken ground on the fully orchestrated version of the final movement.
As a composer it's also been an amazing challenge to tackle the large-scale form of the traditional Mass, and to write my first choral piece with orchestral accompaniment. I'll be honest: at first these were intimidating prospects for me. But thankfully I've had sufficient time to work with care, and the process has been remarkably low-anxiety by my usual standards! I've loved every step, and can't wait to hear the singers and players of the Oakland Symphony and Chorus to bring this to life.