Posted by: Colin Britt | March 4, 2019

TWO amazing commissions (and a new published piece)

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At ACDA in Kansas City

I’m absolutely elated to share that my newest choral work, “Imagination,” will be premiered by the Rutgers University Voorhees Choir, conducted by Dr. Brandon Williams, at Carnegie Hall on April 23, 2019. The piece is for treble voices, piano, and violin. It’s a setting of On Imagination by Phillis Wheatley, the first published African-American woman to be published.

This will be part of a set called “In Her Words,” which includes settings of texts by female poets. Other featured composers include Jocelyn Hagen, David Brunner, Andrea Clearfield, and J. David Moore. I’m honored to be included in such amazing company!

Then, in March of 2020, I will be the commissioned composer for the ACDA Eastern Division High School Honor Choir! Dr. Edith Copley, from Northern Arizona University, will conduct the premiere of my setting of “Listening” by Amy Lowell. I’ll have more information to share about that soon, but needless to say I’m beyond humbled and excited!

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Lastly, please check out the newest addition to my published catalogue, newly released by Alliance Music Publications. This is the SSAA arrangement of “Afternoon on a Hill,” which I originally arranged for my friend and colleague Arianne Abela. I’m thrilled that this version is now available for purchase!

I just returned from a thrilling and revitalizing week at ACDA in Kansas City, and it was so good to reconnect with so many dear friends and colleagues, and to celebrate their successes! I can’t wait to see what the next year holds for all of us!


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