The Summer Singers perform Avoonan Dbishmayya in St. Paul and Minneapolis in July 2017

I am excited to announce that The Summer Singers,  a 25-person a cappella ensemble based in Minneapolis, Minnesota , will be performing Avoonan Dbishmayya in three concerts at the end of July 2017. The piece will be part of their 2017 concert series titled Timeless, which features both new and classic pieces set to timeless texts. 

They are currently in their 22nd season and under the direction of Dr. Russell Adrian.

Admission is free.

Performance dates and venues:

  • Sunday, July 23, at St. Mary’s Chapel on the campus of the St. Paul Seminary, 2260 Summit Ave., St. Paul, 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 27, at Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church, 5011 S. 31st Ave., Minneapolis, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 30, at St. Mary’s Chapel, 4 p.m.

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Avoonan performances by Choral Project

The Choral Project under the direction of Daniel Hughes will be performing Avoonan Dbishmayya in Santa Clara , California on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8 pm and in Sacramento, California on Sunday April 23, 2017 at Beatnik Studios at 5 pm. This work was originally composed for Chanticleer and is published via Walton.

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Benedictus to get Australian Premiere

The Tudor Choristers under the direction of Dr. Kathleen McGuire will be performing Benedictus. It is written for SATB, a cappella. The work will be featured in their program 'Hosanna' on  Sunday, 2 April, 2017 at Xavier College Chapel in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. McGuire has enjoyed singing the work with me in the past and I truly look forward to hearing it again.

concert details can be found at:

Walton Music Publishes 'Avoonan Dbishmayya'

Walton Music/Gia Music has published 'Avoonan Dbishmayya', the Aramaic Prayer of Jesus, which I originally wrote for Chanticleer.

The score is now available for purchase on their website which also features CORO Vocal Artists in a video/audio performance of the work.

It is already being received well by listeners and choral directors.


Texas State University Singers, San Marcos, TX November 23

Matthew Oltman is leading the Texas State University Singers in his Inaugural concert at TSU, San Marcos, TX.  In his program, he will include Avoonan Dbishmayya, my choral setting of the Aramaic Lord's Prayer.  Under his direction, Chanticleer commissioned and premiered this work in 2011.

Ensemble: TX State University Singers

Nov 23, 3:00PM - 4:30PM

Ensemble Series presents TX State University Singers, directed by Mr. Matthew Oltman
3:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Open to the public; Admission tickets may be purchased in advance at 

Resound Ensemble Concerts

My newest work, Tat Tvam Asi, will receive its premiere in mid-May 2014.  Resound Ensemble has been rehearsing hard and doing a beautiful job bringing the Sanskrit text to life.  The words have many layers of meaning and include interpretations such as "I am part of you" and "I=you." The final moments of the piece allow the singers to explore and follow their own inspired musical intuition.


There will be much lovely and varied music on their Spring Concert entitled "At My Cottage Door."  All concerts will be held at St. Aidan's Church in San Francisco:

  • Thursday, May 15 at 8 pm
  • Saturday, May 17 at 8 pm
  • Sunday, May 18 at 2 pm
  • Tuesday, May 20 at 8 pm

Tickets can be purchased through our EventBrite page.

For more information: Resound Ensemble Spring Concert