Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Just Touching Base & An Invitation

Hello Friends -

It's been a while! Plenty happening in terms of composing, and life in general. I just wanted to let you know I'm still alive, even though I've not been posting here lately.

And I also wanted to let you know about a project that, when all is said and done, will represent about a year's work.

I am composing a requiem to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the École Polytechnique tragedy. It will be performed in Ottawa ON on Saturday December 6, 2014.

Please visit http://requiemfor14roses.blogspot.ca/ to learn more, and if you are interested in peeking in at the process of creating a concert-length work.

Wishing you all the best -

Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Composer Performs concert series

I've put together a series of new music performances in Ottawa ON, and the second of the series will have some new choral music being premiered.

Ottawa Jazz Scene posted a nice article about it HERE.

And ticket info may be found HERE.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Capital Vox Jazz Choir's New CD

So happy for the members of Capital Vox Jazz Choir, with the release of their first CD.

There is an article about it in the Fall/Winter 2012/13 newsletter of the Association of Canadian Women Composers HERE

And ordering info may be found at the choir's web site HERE

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hello World!

What a time it's been! Several writing deadlines and applications, some incredible opportunities, lots of composing and arranging, and loads of choir activity, on top of the regular gigging and teaching load has meant no postings lately! But all is well. Podium 2012 starts in a few hours and I can't wait! I was really pleased with Vox Eclectica Women's Chamber Choir's Joni concerts, and Capital Vox Jazz Choir really turned it out for their 5th Anniversary Blue Skies Smiling concert. I couldn't have asked for a lovelier premiere of Ave Maria for Mary Tevlin - thanks so much Elise Bradley and Toronto Children's Chorus!

Watch for changes in the coming weeks - I'm in the process of revamping my web presence, and soon this blog and my web home will all be under one web roof!

Enjoy this wonderful SpringTime everybody!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sing with the One Earth Choir on Tues Feb 21 - 2012

It's not too late to join the Inin 2012 One Earth Choir. Join over 115,000 singers from all over the world singing the same music at the same time. You can find both the score and the conduction video at www.inin2012.net . Happy Singing!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Upcoming Singer Offerings at Alcorn Music Studios/GigSpace

Hello Good People! Just a heads up about a few offerings for Ottawa-Gatineau singers at Alcorn Music Studios/GigSpace that are starting soon. Allison Jackson is leading a singing group focusing on East Coast folk and Celtic music, and it comes complete with Ceilidh celebration. There's also a keep-singing-better class full of tips and exercises for taking care of your voice for a lifetime of comfortable singing as the years progress - a participatory class with Elise Letourneau. And there are Thursday evening offerings every week at GigSpace, including Singer's Night Out, Indie Night for singer-songwriters, a jazz and blues jam that welcomes vocalists and instrumentalists, and some vocal jazz workshops en français avec Nicole Ratté. Come sing with us!

Click HERE for more info.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Choirs Ontario Composer's Corner

Established in 1971, Choirs Ontario is a dynamic organization whose mission is to foster a vibrant and inclusive choral community by providing resources, creating opportunities and engaging Ontario's diverse population in the transformative power of choral music.

They have launched a new feature on their website, called Composer's Corner, and somehow saw fit to make my Ave Maria - for Mary Tevlin their inaugural post. Check it out HERE.

Thanks so much Choirs Ontario!