Upcoming Performances by McMurtery and Mack

Flutist John McMurtery and pianist Ashlee Mack have been two of my most dedicated advocates. They have played many of my pieces in recital, and made the first recording of “For Milton” for Perspectives of New Music/Open Space (Righteous Girls made the second for New Focus). This Fall, McMurtery and Mack will be presenting severalContinue reading “Upcoming Performances by McMurtery and Mack”

Let the Water Rain Down

Let the Water Rain Down Words by Kay Mitchell, Music by Christian Carey Let the water rain down, let the Spirit rise up, And gather you into the arms of the Lord God’s love will surround you and now you will know One call that will give you one Faith and one Word Let theContinue reading “Let the Water Rain Down”

Artistic Statement

As a composer and performer, I relish collaboration, both with poets and with fellow musicians. When writing for the voice, I greatly prefer working with living poets and always seek to involve them from the outset of a project. I find their input helpful in shaping my own creative process.   When bringing a newContinue reading “Artistic Statement”

Program for 5/28 Concert

Hope to see some of you tomorrow at 5 PM at the concert being given at All Saints Church in Princeton. Five world premieres in one show – what joy, what luck! Program *All selections composed by Christian B. Carey, unless otherwise noted Spiritual Variations I & II Tom Colao, organ Je suis aimé deContinue reading “Program for 5/28 Concert”

5/28 Recital: Press Release

CONTEMPORARY UNDERCURRENT OF SONG PROJECT PRESENTS CHRISTIAN CAREY: A COMPOSER PORTRAIT PRESS CONTACTS | Alexandra Porter, director; alexandra@princetonopera.org MAY 16, 2016 | For immediate release CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS LOCAL COMPOSER PRINCETON – May 12, 2016 – Contemporary Undercurrent of Song Project (CUSP) is Princeton’s newest concert series dedicated to the elevation of modernContinue reading “5/28 Recital: Press Release”

March 15: Quintet 2 Premiere at Tulane

My Quintet 2 will be premiered Tuesday, March 15 at 7:30 in Dixon Recital Hall at Tulane University by East Coast Contemporary Ensemble, conducted by Jean-Philippe Wurtz. If you are near Tulane, you should check out ECCE’s whole residency (March 11-17). It features composers Erin Gee, Yu-Hui Chang, Isabel Mundry, and Chaya Czernowin and guestContinue reading “March 15: Quintet 2 Premiere at Tulane”

2/23 Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra

On February 23rd at Queens College, the  Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Tom Cunningham, will be performing an excerpt from my Gilgamesh Suite. I am very grateful to Tom for programming the piece while I am feeling “under the weather:” very thoughtful. 2/23 9×9 Concert – Free | 7:30 PM, LeFrak Concert Hall | Aaron Copland SchoolContinue reading “2/23 Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra”

Upcoming Performances

November 24- Carson Cooman, organist and choir director – Chapel service consisting entirely of my music, including Psalm 103, Chanson Variations, and a new hymn setting, Appleton Chapel, Memorial Church, Harvard University, 8:45 AM. December 15- Magnificat Antiphons, Wesley United Methodist Church, Vienna, Virginia, 11 AM. 8- Magnificat Antiphons, Wesley United Methodist Church, Vienna, Virginia,Continue reading “Upcoming Performances”

Score Sale

To celebrate the Righteous Girls’ CD Release for ‘gathering blue’ (New Focus Records), on which is my composition “For Milton,” we are having a special sale on the site. All score PDFs are half price. Those of you who are choral directors planning your seasons may want to be special attention: every copy you orderContinue reading “Score Sale”