It’s nice to take stock at the end of a calendar year, arbitrary though that is, and reflect on everything that’s happened. This fall has been a very active time for me, with a re-release and two new releases.

The re-release was for the Missa Charles Darwin, which was included in my brother’s latest book. I was fortunate to get some great press around the release and the subsequent interest in my work has been very gratifying.

We’ll to the Woods no More, a new song-cycle for countertenor and piano, was released on November 11, Armistice Day. The disc is available digitally through iTunes and the score is available for perusal or purchase via MusicSpoke.

My latest major work — un/bodying/s — was premiered by The Crossing in Philadelphia. The CD was just released this week on Innova. The piece features new texts by Todd Hearon on the topic of diaspora, with a specific focus on the Quabbin Reservoir, and more generally on the repercussions of human demands for water.

You can purchase the disc online through The Crossing’s website: http://www.crossingchoir.com/merch-admin/if-there-were-water

I’m looking forward to a busy 2018, with a variety of performances already planned and more on the horizon:

• mixed-choir version of Missa Charles Darwin in Seattle (entire) & New York City (excerpts)

Vidi Aquam in San Diego with the San Diego Master Chorale

• two new pieces by Skylark Ensemble at Phillips Exeter Academy (with follow-up performances elsewhere in MA)

• I will also be leading the Amherst College Choral Society on an interim basis, including conducting Chichester Psalms with the choirs and orchestra


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