Donald Nally was on the radio Friday, May 15th, on Marty Moss-Coane’s Radio Times on WHYY, talking about The Crossing’s Month of Moderns series. That project includes settings of Paul Celan texts by me and others. Here’s the podcast; Donald’s on Hour 2 and Vespers comes in at about 37 minutes in or so. From it they play part of Psalms 70 and 113 (at about 47 minutes), and the show signs off with some of the Magniﬁcat. It sounds like it’s from the premiere, not from the CD? Not sure; hard for me to tell from the podcast and I don’t have it turned up very loud. A wonderful interview with a fully engaged artist, and very enlightening about what makes The Crossing what they are. Which is very…very…good. They’re singing my new piece, Where ﬂames a word, on June 5th. Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles last night (wow), then Kirsten Broberg and Bo Holten et al. this Friday May 22nd, Bo Holten again on the June 5th concert, more later…
5 May. Where Flames a Word. Denver Pro Chorale
6 May. Alleluia. Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Sq, Philadelphia
14 May. Reflection. David Furniss. Philadelphia AGO Tuesday Noon Organ Recital, St. John UCC, Lansdale, Pa.
20 May. O Thou Who Camest from Above. Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Sq, Philadelphia
20 May. O Helper Spirit. Holy Trinity Lutheran, Abington, Pa.
30 May. The Consolation of Apollo. The 24, University of York, UK premiere
1 Jun. Where Flames a Word. Northwestern University Singers
3 Jun. Susquehanna. Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra
23 Jun. Adieu, Adieu. Relâche. Penn Museum, Widener Auditorium, 2:00
27 Jun. Donald Nally lecture, “Choral Music of Kile Smith,”Westminster Choir College Conducting Institute, James Jordan
30 Jun. The Arc in the Sky. The Crossing
11–13 Oct. The Consolation of Apollo. Red Shift, Trey Davis, cond. College Music Society Conference, Vancouver
3 Nov. New commissioned work. Khorikos. Shrine Church of Saint Anthony of Padua, 154 Sullivan Street, New York City.
Dec. The Consolation of Apollo. Red Shift, Trey Davis, cond. Baton Rouge
Dec 7. The Consolation of Apollo. Ars Nova Singers, Thomas Edward Morgan, cond. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boulder
Dec 9. The Consolation of Apollo. Ars Nova Singers. St. Paul Community of Faith, Denver
Dec 13. The Consolation of Apollo. Ars Nova Singers. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boulder
Dec 15. The Consolation of Apollo. Ars Nova Singers. First Congregational Church, Longmont
20 Jan 2019. New commissioned work. Arcadian Trio. Abington Presbyterian Church, Abington, Pa.