I'm delighted to be able to officially announce that two of my pieces will be premiered in the Bay Area on the same weekend: December 1 and 2.
First, as previously mentioned, Sacred and Profane will premiere the SATB version of my Oseh Shalom, the final movement of my cantata Hakol Hevel (All is Mere Breath). Their concerts will be on December 1 in Berkeley, December 2 in San Francisco, and December 3 in Santa Rosa.
Second, my “home choir”, IOCSF, the wellspring of so much of my compositional and choral activity over the past sixteen (!) years, will have a new piece of mine on their-- really, our-- fall program as well. This season IOCSF is doing “Holidays with a Twist”, a program of new takes on well-known holiday poems and tunes; and my Hanukkah Blessings, a setting of the three Hebrew blessings traditionally sung when lighting Hanukkah candles, will be included. IOCSF's concerts are… also on December 1 in Berkeley and December 2 in San Francisco. Sorry about the conflict; there are only so many holiday-season weekends and they're always packed with concerts. I hope to see some of you there!