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 5 – There Was an Old Person From Brussels, Sing to Me!, Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble, Loren Pontèn, cond.; May 11+12 – Eat Your Vegetables! – Set One, MPLS (imPulse), Samuel Grace, cond. May 12 – Eat Your Vegetables! – Set One, Una Vocis Vocal Ensemble, Dennis Lee, cond. Upcoming: May 20 – But Who Shall Return Us Our Children – A Kipling Passion, South Bend Chamber Singers, Nancy Menk, cond.
Recent and Upcoming World Premieres
Oct. 7 – Singing Together, Opus 7, Loren Ponten, cond. March 17 – Pleiades’ Path, Consonare Chorale, Georgina Philippson, poet and cond. Contact composer for perusal scores. June 2018 – New Work for Tilden School Choir, Louis Mager, cond. July 2018 – WA State ACDA Summer Institute Commission (Two-part treble choir and piano)