Regional Premieres of Major Works in 2017
But Who Shall Return Us Our Children? – A Kipling Passion: Midwest Premiere: April 29, 30, Spire Chamber Ensemble, Ben Spalding, cond.; East Coast Premiere: Nov. 11, 12, Ember Vocal Ensemble, Deborah Simpkin King, cond, Pietà: Portland, OR Premiere: Oct. 28, 29, Portland Symphonic Choir, Erick Lichte, guest cond. Contact composer for perusal materials.
New CD by Volti on the innova label
“THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED” features John’s settings of four Gertrude Stein poems, “…is knowing….” (2011), commissioned by Volti: 1. If you had three husbands, 2. A Waist, 3. A Portrait of One – Harry Phelan Gibb, 4. Susie Asado. Contact composer for perusal score.
Recent: Nov. 4 – When All is Done, Sacramento State University Choir, Donald Kendrick, cond.; Da Pacem, Sacramento State University Women’s Choir, Donald Kendrick, cond.; Nov. 5 – Ascendit, Choral Arts Initiative, Brandon Elliott, cond.; Upcoming: Dec 7 – “Bounty” from Eat Your Vegetables! – Set One, Shoreline Singers, Evan Norberg, cond.; Dec. 17 – Christmas Hath a Darkness, Opus 7, Loren Pontèn, cond.
Four World Premieres in 2017
March 5 – The Lark Above the Trenches, Illinois Wesleyan University, Scott Ferguson, cond.; March 24–26 – But Who Shall Return Us Our Children? – A Kipling Passion, Choral Arts Northwest, Robert Bode, cond.; May 20 – Kyrie in a Time of Distress, Bellingham Chamber Chorale, Ryan Smit, cond.; Oct. 7 – Singing Together, Opus 7, Loren Ponten, cond. Contact composer for perusal scores.