Commissions and Premieres

Commissions

The Orange County Women’s Chorus is committed to commissioning new works for the treble repertoire. The following pieces have been written for the Orange County Women’s Chorus:

We Can Sing That!
Composer:  Kirke Mechem
Text:  We Can Sing That, by Kirke Mechem
World premiere:  December 8, 2012

About the composer:  Kirke Mechem

When Music Sounds
Composer:  Sharon Farber
Text:  When Music Sounds, by Walter De La Mare
World premiere:  May 21, 2011

About the composer:  Sharon Farber

Tribute
Composer: Dale Trumbore
Text: Annie Finch’s tribute to Emily Dickinson
World premiere: May 22, 2010

About the composer: Dale Trumbore

Oh Stars, from the Abyss: A Letter from Qiu Jin
Composer: Angel Lam
Text: A letter from Qiu Jin
World premiere: March 30, 2008

About the composer: Angel Lam

To My Excellent Lucasia, on our Friendship
Composer: Ruth Huber
Text: Katherine Philips (1632-1664)
World premiere: June 2, 2007

About the composer: Ruth Huber

Premieres

The following pieces were premiered by the Orange County Women’s Chorus:

Ethan Sperry: Barso Re (WORLD PREMIERE ARRANGEMENT)

Ruth Huber: Winter (WORLD PREMIERE ARRANGEMENT)

Joan Szymko: My Soul Magnifies the Lord (WORLD PREMIERE ARRANGEMENT)

Ryan McSweeney: Herself a Rose Who Bore the Rose (WORLD PREMIERE)

Sheena Phillips: One Yeir Begins (UNITED STATES PREMIERE)

Arr. Stephanie Feder: Eli, Eli (WORLD PREMIERE)

Ryan McSweeney: Pied Beauty (WORLD PREMIERE)

Johannes Somary: Some Keep the Sabbath Going to Church (WEST-COAST PREMIERE)

Hilary Tann: Contemplations 21, 22 (WEST-COAST PREMIERE)

Alan Terricciano: Jasmine; Cosas Alegrias; Canon (WORLD PREMIERE)

Malcolm Forsyth: Auyuittuq (SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PREMIERE)

Raymond Egan: Increasing December (WORLD PREMIERE)