an age where there are more years of my life behind me than ahead of me, I
am honored to be commissioned to set two powerful and thought provoking
poems to music. The words of these two fine poets express the meaning and
fulfillment of our past “working lives” and the wisdom, beauty and new
challenges of our “later lives”. I
hope you can attend these premieres.
“Gather up the Years”,
inspiring anthem of Centennial Celebration commissioned by the Pilgrim
Place retirement community, will be premiered by the
Pilgrim Place Chorale Centennial
April 26, 2015 - 3:30 P.M.
United Church of Christ,
of Harvard and 6th, Claremont, CA
“Song of the Chopped-Down Tree”,
and hope filled, has been commissioned by the Claremont Chorale, an
outstanding community chorus, for its
Trees and Ph.D.s
spring concert, which celebrates the city
of Claremont with its emphasis on “green”, its many colleges and its
several fine retirement communities.
June 13, 2015 – 3:00 P.M.
Bridges Auditorium, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont
- $15 for all ages above 12 years
if pre-ordered – 909-542-8340