Dan Locklair's Choral and Chamber Music To Be Performed Throughout
Eastern U.S. - Concerts in Pittsburgh, Washington DC and South Bend
Include Two World Premieres
Major works from Dan Locklair's choral and chamber music catalogue will
be performed throughout the Eastern United States in the coming days,
including two World Premieres.
Locklair's En Natus Est Emanuel, an a cappella Christmas motet for
SSAATTBB and SA choir, will be presented at Carnegie Mellon University's
College of Fine Arts and School of Music annual Holiday Concert on Friday,
December 9th - 12 noon in the University's College of Fine Arts Great
Hall in Pittsburgh, Pernnsylvania. The Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic,
Concert Choir and Repertory Chorus will perform under the direction of
Robert Page. More about the concert at
This special holiday event is free and open to the public. The concert
will also be broadcast live on WQED-FM 89.3. You can listen to the live
webcast or one of the many re-broadcasts online at
http://www.wqed.org/fm/index.shtml. For more information about the
Holiday Concert call 412-268-2383.
The Cathedral Choral Society of Washington National Cathedral, Dr. J.
Reilly Lewis, Artistic Director, will present the World Premiere of Dan
Locklair's new choir/brass/timpani version of From East to West on
December 9th at 7:30 PM and December 10th and 11th, - 4 PM each day at
Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
Tickets for these concerts can be ordered online at
http://www.cathedralchoralsociety.org/tickets.htm or by calling
202-537-5527. More about the Cathedral Choral Society at
From East to West was commissioned in 2003 by the Indianapolis
Symphonic Choir, Eric Stark, Artistic Director, and premiered by them
in December 2003. This season the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir will
make the first commercial recording of the original choir and organ
version of the piece.
The South Bend Chamber Singers, Nancy Menk, Artistic Director, will
perform the World Premiere of Dan Locklair's The Isaiah Canticles (for
SATB choir, a cappella) on December 18th at 7:30 at Church of Our Lady
of Loretto, Saint Mary's College in South Bend, Indiana. The Isaiah
Canticles was commissioned by the South Bend Chamber Singers this year.
Also on the program, the ensemble will perform Locklair's Three Christmas
Tickets for this concert can be purchased by calling 574-284-4626. Visit
the South Bend Chamber Singers online at http://users.michiana.org/sbcs1/.
Internationally recognized American composer Dan Locklair, a native
of Charlotte, NC, is Composer-in-Residence and Professor of Music at
Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. His compositional output,
influenced by a wide variety of traditions, ranging from Medieval to
modern music, includes symphonic works, a ballet, an opera, and numerous
solo, chamber, vocal, organ and choral compositions. His music has been
performed throughout Europe and North America by many major orchestras,
choral groups, chamber ensembles and soloists. Several of these works
have received major awards, including the 1989 Barlow International
Competition Award for "changing perceptions & Epitaph" and the 1996
American Guild of Organists Composer of the Year Award. Among his other
honors are consecutive ASCAP Awards since 1981 and a Kennedy Center
Friedheim Award. His latest CDs, Dan Locklair Orchestral Music (Albany
Records Troy 517), and Dan Locklair Chamber Music (Albany Records Troy
701-02) have been released to great critical acclaim. His principal
publisher is Subito Music Corporation at http://www.subitomusic.com/.
For more information about composer Dan Locklair, including a bio, list
of works, discography and much more, please visit
http://www.locklair.com. He is represented by Jeffrey James Arts
Consulting - 516-586-3433, to whom inquiries about his music can be
Jeffrey James Arts Consulting