Major Performances in 2018
But Who Shall Return Us Our Children? – A Kipling Passion: March 9 – Headliner at NW ACDA Conf (Oregon Premiere), March 11 – Seattle, Choral Arts NW, Robert Bode, cond. May 20 – Great Lakes Premiere, South Bend Chamber Singers, Nancy Menk, cond. Pietà: Lincoln, NE (NE Premiere): March 30, Abendmusik at First-Plymouth (Tom Trenney, Artistic Director, Anton Armstrong, guest cond.
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: May 30 – Consolation, Ferris High School Symphonic Choir, Barbara Tappa, cond.; June 2 + 3 – Perplexed Music, Inversion Ensemble, Robbie LaBanca, cond.; June 29 – Hope, Seattle Girls Choir, Jacob Winkler, cond. July 2 – Excerpts from But Who Shall Return Us Our Children – A Kipling Passion, Spire Chamber Ensemble, Ben Spalding, cond. at AGO National Conference
Recent and Upcoming World Premieres
Oct. 7, 2017 – Singing Together, Opus 7, Loren Ponten, cond. March 17, 2018 – Pleiades’ Path, Consonare Chorale, Georgina Philippson, poet and cond. Contact composer for perusal scores. July 12, 2018 – “Humpty Dumpty’s Recitation” from Through the Looking Glass, WA State ACDA Summer Institute Commission (SA or TB choir and piano)