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Calendar, 2020

3 Feb. Fleisher Discoveries podcast. Louis Gesensway, Four Squares of Philadelphia

6 Jan. Alleluia published by Hal Leonard in the Craig Hella Johnson Choral Series

12 Jan. The Arc in the Sky. Vocal Arts Ensemble Cincinnati, Craig Hella Johnson

17 Jan. American Spirituals, Book Two. WRTI broadcast, Kevin Gordon, 4:15

19 Jan. A Child’s Afternoon. Anna Meyer, fl, Erik Meyer, org, St. Paul’s Lutheran, Glenside, PA, 3:00

26 Jan. 2020 GRAMMY Classical Producer of the Year, Blanton Alspaugh, Canticle, Vocal Arts Ensemble, Craig Hella Johnson

26 Jan. 2020 Estonian Recording of the Year, A Birch in Winter CD with Where Flames a Word, Voces Tallinn, David Puderbaugh

1 Feb. Interview on Brad Lacey’s The Great Message, WPHT 1210 AM Philadelphia, 5 AM

3 Feb. Fleisher Discoveries podcast. William Grant Still, Darker America, Danzas de Panama

23 Feb. A Child’s Afternoon. Anna Meyer, fl, Erik Meyer, org, Deerfield Presbyterian, Deerfield, NJ, 4:00

3 Mar. In This Blue Room. Lauren McAllister, mezzo, Ben Flanders, baritone. Cincinnati

16 Mar. “Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern” from Vespers. “Listen Adventurously,” Alan Muirhead, WORT-FM, Madison, WI

17 Mar. The Arc in the Sky, excerpts, KHNS-FM Alaska

4 Apr. “She Sees She Dresses Her Subjects” and “Reading Others” from In This Blue Room. Molly Biddle, mezzo-soprano. Haverford College, 7:00. COVID-19 canceled

13 Apr. Completed Everyone Sang, for SATB (virtual choir)

25 Apr. Where Flames a Word, Voces Tallinn, David Puderbaugh, broadcast on Classical New Releases with Mark Pinto, WRTI-FM, Philadelphia, 3:55, streaming on wrti.org

25 Apr. The Consolation of Apollo. Westminster Williamson Voices, James Jordan. Cathedral Basilica, Philadelphia. COVID-19 canceled

1 May. Where Flames a Word on CD released by Chicago Chamber Choir, Christopher Windle, Live Art 2017–2020

8 May. Everyone Sang. Online premiere, Louisiana State University Chorale and Tiger Glee Club, Trey Davis, director

9 May. Jubilate Deo, for string orchestra. Temple University Prep Annual Concert. COVID-19 canceled

15–17 May. Ave Maris Stella. Piffaro, Variant 6. COVID-19 postponed until fall 2021

24 May. The Consolation of Apollo. Portland State Chamber Choir, Ethan Sperry. COVID-19 canceled

6 Jun. Concert of all-Smith works, Riga Project Chorus, Chris Walsh Sinka, Daugavpils, Latvia. COVID-19 canceled

7 Jun. Concert of all-Smith works, Riga Project Chorus, Chris Walsh Sinka, Riga, Latvia. COVID-19 canceled

12 Jun. The Arc in the Sky. et al., Kevin Neel, Boston. COVID-19 canceled

14 Jun. And Good in Every Thing. Alium Spiritum, virtual concerts 3 and 8pm Eastern

14 Jun. The Arc in the Sky. et al., Kevin Neel, Boston. COVID-19 canceled

15 Jun. Completed Ave Maris Stella, for Piffaro the Renaissance Band and Variant 6

28 Jun. The Arc in the Sky. Vocal Arts Ensemble Cincinnati, Craig Hella Johnson, broadcast on WGUC Cincinnati, 8pm

5 Jul. Completed Go Forth into the World in Peace, SATB and piano, for Knox Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati

10 Jul. Completed The Star-Spangled Banner, arr. from The Dawn’s Early Light, SATB, piano, cello, for Hal Leonard

11–18 Jul. The Consolation of Apollo. Portland State Chamber Choir, Ethan Sperry. 12th World Symposium on Choral Music, Auckland, New Zealand. COVID-19 canceled

28 Jul. Completed There’s a Land Beyond the River, voice and piano

17 Aug. Completed Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow, SATB, piano, for The Choral Arts Society of Washington

18 Sep. The Singing Guitar release, with The Dawn’s Early Light. Craig Hella Johnson conducts Conspirare, L.A. Guitar Quartet, cellist Douglas Harvey

23 Sep. The Dawn’s Early Light. Classical Discoveries broadcast, WPRB Princeton, Marvin Rosen

22 Nov. Singing City Webinar Panel, 2:00, The Composer’s Craft in Choral Music, with Jeffrey Brillhart, Melissa Dunphy, Jay Fluellen

2021

12–16 Dec. The Consolation of Apollo and The Waking Sun. Recording with The Crossing and Quicksilver

17 Dec. The Consolation of Apollo and The Waking Sun. The Crossing @ Christmas

19 Dec. The Consolation of Apollo and The Waking Sun. The Crossing @ Christmas, Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia

2022

Spring. The Book of Job. Conspirare, Craig Hella Johnson. Staged premiere

9–12 Nov. Recording The Book of Job. The Crossing

13 Nov. The Book of Job. The Crossing, Donald Nally. Concert premiere

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