"O Magnum Mysterium" has just been selected as the winner of the 2013 Simon Carrington Chamber Singers choral composition competition. The work will be performed and recorded by Carrington's renowned ensemble on June 14 and 15, 2013 in Kansas City, MO. For more information on the SCCS, please visit their website. For information on the winning work, please click here.
Tenor Kyle Van Schoonhoven will premier "The Sounding of the Seven Trumpets" as part of his graduate voice recital. Pianist James Mitchell, organist Keenan Boswell, and up to fifty singers will fill out the instrumentation of this large scale dramatic work which you won't want to miss. Friday, May 3rd at 8:30pm. Bristol Chapel at Westminster Choir College, free admission. Click here for more information on the work.
The Westminster Choir conducted by Joe Miller will perform at the national ACDA conference in Dallas, Texas on Friday and Saturday, March 15-16. On their program will be "The Heart's Reflection". Friday at 2:00 pm, Winspear Opera House (GOLD track) and Saturday at 11:00 am, Meyerson Symphony Center (BLUE track). I will personally be in residence at the conference as well - you may find me at the Westminster Choir College booths, 213 and 214. Please be sure to visit the Naxos and GIA Publications booths as well for additional news!
The Westminster Choir directed by Joe Miller is in residence at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, NY Thursday - Saturday, Feb. 28-30 to record their upcoming album "The Heart's Reflection - Music of Daniel Elder," which will be on the Westminster Choir College label and distributed by Naxos. For a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the recording process from the composer's perspective, please visit the 'latest' tab of my site to find blog entries taken from each session!
The Ohio Music Educators Association 2013 All-State Choir directed by guest clinician Joe Miller will perform "Ballade to the Moon" in their concert program on Friday, February 8 at 8:00 pm. CC Ballroom at the Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH.
The Westminster Choir conducted by Joe Miller will present their 2013 tour program "Appear and Inspire" on Monday, January 28 at 7:30pm. On the program will be "The Heart's Reflection" and "Lullaby". Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University, free admission.
The concert will also be broadcast on WWFM The Classical Network, and hosts David Osenberg and Marjorie Herman will be interviewing me live at intermission. Tune in if you can!
The Thirteen, South Jersey's only professional chamber choir directed by Matthew Robertson, will give a world premier of "Journey of the Wise Men", a small sacred piece on an original text, as well as Daniel's chant setting "Christe Redemptor Omnium" in its fourth major public performance. Saturday, December 15 at 7:00pm. The Presbyterian Church of Morristown, $25/20 adults, children under 12 enter free. Repeat performances on 12/16 at Christ Church in Glen Ridge, NJ; 12/21 at Christ Church in Philadelphia, PA; 12/22 at Grace Church in Haddonfield, NJ; 12/23 at St. Luke's Episcopal in Metuchen, NJ.
The Westminster Choir directed by Joe Miller will preview their 2013 tour program Appear and Inspire on Sunday, November 11 at 3:00pm. Included on the program will be "The Heart's Reflection" and "Lullaby". Bristol Chapel at Westminster Choir College, $20 adults / $15 seniors, students.
Meritáge Vocal Arts Ensemble directed by Sheridan Ball will perform "Ballade to the Moon" on their program Darkness to Light: The spectrum of emotional experiences through music and poetry on Sunday, October 28 at 4:00pm. Anaheim United Methodist Church, Anaheim, CA.
The West Valley College Chamber Singers directed by Lou De La Rosa will perform "Lullaby" at their fall debut concert on Friday, October 26 at 7:30pm. West Valley College Theater, Saratoga, CA.