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HONOR: Nov. 8 concert to honor local veterans

Conducted by the composer at WDAV's 2016 Lessons & Carols Live at St. John Baptist, Charlotte

Charlotte, NC - May 11, 2015 - In what may be a Charlotte premiere, the semi-professional choir VOX will perform the 40-part motet Spem in alium, by British Renaissance composer – Thomas Tallis.
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VOX to launch its series of rarely performed choral masterworks.
Is the Bach St. John Passion Anti-Semitic?

December 2016 -- Charlotte, NC -- WDAV’s live holiday broadcast of beloved carols and holiday music illuminated by scripture readings. 

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I was introduced to early choral music as a member of the Choir School at St. Peter’s while growing up in the Charlotte area.

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Charlotte, NC – February 4, 2016 –  The Firebird Arts Alliance presents the CHARLOTTE PREMIERE of one of western art music’s greatest compositions – Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth), in Arnold Schoenberg’s brilliant orchestration for 15 players.

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CHARLOTTE– A 50-member chorus will join with solo performers to present “HONOR: A Salute to the Armed Forces” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8 at Sharon Presbyterian Church, 5201 Sharon Road, in Charlotte.

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WDAV Lessons & Carols from St. John's 2016

I consider the St. John Passion home... 

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On Staging the St. John Passion
The Way Bach Heard It
NCBO dedicated to a true Baroque experience

Jazz Mass is a collaborative project Rick Bean and I composed beginning in 2015 for the sole purpose of bringing classical choral and working jazz musicians together. 

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HOME: Reflections on Bach's St. John Passion

February 2017  --  Charlotte, NC  --  On Saturday, April 1st 2017,  Director David Tang will lead a rare, semi-staged performance of J.S. Bach’s majestic St. John Passion in the Sharon Presbyterian Church Sanctuary. 

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  • Gloria - I. (sample)1:21
  • Warum ist das Licht gegeben (sample)1:48
  • In Paradisum (sample)3:03
  • Gloria in C - (World Premiere) (sample)2:14
  • Agnus Dei (Adagio) (sample)2:11
  • For Unto Us a Child is Born from "Messiah" (sample)1:46
  • Friede auf Erden (sample)2:58
  • Ngana (sample)1:56
  • Hallelujah from "Cry of Jeremiah" (w/ WSSU Choir) (sample)2:32
  • Hold On (sample)1:38
First semi-staged performance of J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion in Charlotte
SONGS OF THE EARTH:  A Charlotte Premiere

My love of Baroque music grew out of a chance encounter as a dance student at the North Carolina School of the Arts. 

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A Member of Firebird Arts Alliance

As Firebird Arts Alliance prepares to perform Bach’s St. John Passion, and in light of the recent rise in hate towards Jewish organizations and individuals, I feel a special need to address the question of anti-Semitism in Bach’s oratorio. 

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Thoughts on Singing Bach

March, 2017  --  The North Carolina Baroque Orchestra is a period instrument ensemble specializing in 17th- and 18th- century Baroque performance practice. 

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