Commission Consortiums

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2019 Commission Consortium Composers: Ola Gjeilo (SATB) and J. Reese Norris (Treble)

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Every year, Chorus America presents two commission consortium opportunities to choruses—one for SATB choruses and one for treble (children and youth) choruses. These consortiums bring together choruses of all sizes to be a part of commissioning a new work from a well-loved composer and premiering the work in their community for a fraction of what it would cost a single chorus to commission such a piece. All proceeds from the commissioning fees go to support the core programs and services of Chorus America. Chorus America is pleased to announce that leading concert tour company Classical Movements will serve as the exclusive partner of our Commission Consortium program.

In partnership with Classical Movements, as part of the Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program, the 2019 commission is jointly underwritten by a consortium of choruses to benefit the programs and services of Chorus America.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ola Gjeilo - 2019 Commission Consortium

Ola Gjeilo will compose a 3-5 minute piece for SATB chorus with piano accompaniment. The piece will be secular, but appropriate for a church setting. The cost to participate is $1,400 per chorus.

Details: Participating choruses will receive the completed piece in March 1, 2020 via PDF. They can premiere the work in their communities until September 30, 2020, at which time the piece will be available for sale to the public. Participating ensembles will share the commissions (and printed dedications) equally. Participation must be confirmed and payment processed prior to August 16, 2019.

J. Reese Norris - 2019 Commission Consortium

J. Reese Norris will compose a 3-5 minute piece for treble chorus (children and youth) with piano accompaniment. The cost to participate is $300 per chorus.

Details: Participating choruses will receive the completed piece in January 30, 2020 via PDF. They can premiere the work in their communities until June 30, 2020, at which time the piece will be available for sale to the public. Participating ensembles will share the commissions (and printed dedications) equally. Participation must be confirmed and payment processed prior to August 16, 2019.

For Canadian or International choruses, please contact Shayla Hines, associate director of development, at shayla@chorusamerica.org or call 202-331-7577 x241.

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This year Chorus America's Commission Consortium is powered by Consortio.io, an online service that connects choruses and composers to commission new music. Consortio.io lets you collaborate with your composer and consortium community. You can easily see other ensembles that are part of the Commission Consortium to coordinate premiere dates or plan partnership opportunities. For more information about Consortio.io and how to register, click here

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Questions? Contact Shayla Hines, associate director of development, at shayla@chorusamerica.org or call 202-331-7577 x241.

 

Previous Commissions:
2018  Joan Szymko (children & youth): WORDS
2017 Craig Hella Johnson (SATB): Song From The Road
2017 Tom Shelton (children & youth): Old Tunes
2016 Dominick DiOrio (SATB): Change My Sorrow Into Song
2016 Andrea Ramsey (children & youth): But a Flint Holds Fire
2015 Bob Chilcott (SATB): The Real of Heart
2015 Mack Wilberg (children & youth): Come, Little Leaves
2014 Rene Clausen (SATB): Now Talking God
2014 Caldwell & Ivory (children & youth): Bengi Lele
2013 Rollo Dilworth (SATB): Shine the Heavenly Light
2013 Alice Parker (children & youth): Coo-Coo Bird
2012 Dale Warland (SATB): The Voices
2012 Jim Papoulis (children & youth): A World We Cannot See
2011 André Thomas (SATB): Someday Is Today
2011 Eleanor Daley (children & youth): A Celtic Blessing
2010 John Rutter (SATB):  Dedication and Amen
2010 Rollo Dilworth (children & youth): Every Time I Feel the Spirit
2009 Eric Whitacre (SATB): Little Man in a Hurry
2009 David Brunner (children/youth): Spiritual Musick
2008 Caldwell & Ivory (children & youth):  Witness
2007 Bob Chilcott (children & youth):  Like a Singing Bird

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