Composer News 2020

Westminster Choir, conducted by Joe Miller, will be performing my Psalm 96 setting on their West Coast Tour. The choir is celebrating its centenary in 2020 and commissioned the piece to mark the milestone. (Dates below) Friday, January 10 • 7:30 p.m.Plymouth Church – United Church of ChristSeattle, WALEARN MORE Sunday, January 12 • 4Continue reading “Composer News 2020”

Kit Downes – Obsidian (CD Review)

Obsidian Kit Downes, organ and composer; Tom Challenger, tenor saxophone ECM Records Prior to this recording, Kit Downes was primarily known as a pianist in jazz settings, notably leading his own trio and quintet. Obsidian is his debut CD as a leader for ECM Records; he previously appeared on the label as part of theContinue reading “Kit Downes – Obsidian (CD Review)”

Friday: Houlihan Premieres Lash

On Friday, June 23rd at 8 PM, organist Christopher Houlihan finishes his tenure at Church of the Holy Apostles with a recital on the space’s J.L. van den Heuvel organ. The program will include staples from the repertoire – J.S. Bach’s Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 (a piece that Houlihan plays compellingly on his latest all-Bach CDContinue reading “Friday: Houlihan Premieres Lash”

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”

Carson Cooman (Interview)

Interview with Carson Cooman Sequenza 21: The latest CD of your compositions, Liminal on Divine Art, features three works, a short orchestra piece, Shoreline Rune, Liminal, your Fourth Symphony, and Prism, an older work for organ. How did you decide on this grouping? Carson Cooman: A number of recordings of my music have been released,Continue reading “Carson Cooman (Interview)”