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Calendar, 2020

1 Jan. Fleisher Discoveries podcast. Gesensway’s Homage to 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’s, Darker America and Danzas de Panama

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

2 Mar. Fleisher Discoveries podcast. Priscilla Alden Beach and Molly Kien

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

2 Apr. Fleisher Discoveries podcast. Stravinsky Faces a Pandemic

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

2 May. Fleisher Discoveries podcast. Victor Herbert Honoring Harrell, Daniels, Grolnic

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

2 Jun. Fleisher Discoveries podcast. Jeremy Gill, Before the Wresting Tides

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

3 Jul. Fleisher Discoveries podcast. John Sebastian, the Harmonica Champion of Philadelphia, and His Russian Concerto

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

1 Aug. Fleisher Discoveries podcast. The Vaughan Williams “Pastoral” Is Not What You Think

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

1 Sep. Fleisher Discoveries podcast. The Uncertainty and Hope of Ernest Bloch

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

21 Sep. Online meeting with Loyola University Chicago Choir, Kirsten Hedegaard, preparing Everyone Sang

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

Oct. WFMT Chicago Fall Fund Drive pledge gift Live Art CD incl. Where Flames a Word. Chicago Chamber Choir, Christopher Windle

2 Oct. Fleisher Discoveries podcast. The Un-Classical Janáček Sinfonietta

3 Oct. The Dawn’s Early Light. Classical New Releases, WRTI-FM Philadelphia, Mark Pinto

4 Oct. The Heavens Declare. St. Mary’s Episcopal, Richmond, Ryan Tibbetts

10 Oct. Host, interviewer, Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra livestream

11 Oct. The Dawn’s Early Light. Going Beyond Words, KVNO Omaha, Stanley Schmidt

13 Oct. Completed The Star-Spangled Banner, arr. from The Dawn’s Early Light, arr. for SATB, harp, cello

18 Oct. Go Forth into the World in Peace. Premiere, Knox Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, Earl Rivers

24 Oct. Everyone Sang, Chicago Chamber Choir virtual concert, Christopher Windle

25 Oct. Completed Blue Lobster, baritone, piano, commissioned by Benjamin Flanders

26 Oct. The Singing Guitar Classical Album of the Week, including The Dawn’s Early Light. WRTI-FM Philadelphia

29 Oct. The Dawn’s Early Light. WRTI-FM Philadelphia, Debra Lew Harder

1 Nov. Reflection. Kurt Knecht, St. Paul’s Episcopal, Kansas City, MO

2 Nov. Everyone Sang, Loyola University Chicago Choir virtual concert, Kirsten Hedegaard

2 Nov. Fleisher Discoveries podcast. The Idea of America in the Ives Holidays Symphony

7 Nov. Host, interviewer, Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra livestream

16 Nov. Completed America the Beautiful, commissioned by iSing Silicon Valley Girl Choir

18 Nov. Scott Tucker & Kile Smith, subscriber-only interview on Rise Up Shepherd, and Follow, Choral Arts Society of Washington, 5:00

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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