I had the honor and privilege of leading the Abiding Love Lutheran Church Cantata Choir in a performance of John Rutter’s amazing Requiem on Good Friday this year. It was an incredibly moving experience.
New Virtual Choirs Page
I’ve been doing a lot of Virtual Ensemble work over the past year, so I put together a page specifically dedicated to it all! Head on over and take a look. I’ve included sections for Virtual Choir, Virtual Handbell, and other Virtual Performances.
Room at the Table
While I continue working on the new layout for this site, here’s something fun. I put together a cover of Carrie Newcomer’s song “Room at the Table” with some help from Westlake UMC in Austin in honor of World Communion Sunday 2020.
Big Updates Coming Soon!
It’s been a while since I’ve updated this page. That’s been partly because of COVID-19, partly because I just haven’t gotten to it. So, keep your eyes peeled right here, as I’ll be doing some format, layout, and informational changes. There will be new sections devoted to conducting, performing, lutherie, and A/V work. Check back soon!
Music Director, Heart of Texas Chorus
Check it out! I have taken over as Music Director of the Heart of Texas Chorus in San Marcos. Want to know more? Drop me a line, or come to one of our rehearsals. Guests are always welcome.
Heart Of Texas Chorus Announces New Music Director
Angels We Have Heard on High
This past holiday season I was commissioned to write an arrangement of Angels We Have Heard on High for chorus and chamber ensemble by Westlake UMC. If you have a work you’d like arranged, let me know!
Interview for ACO
I was thrilled to be interviewed by Spectrum News in Austin at the ACO’s Holiday Concert this year. It’s wonderful to work with local, living composers. Thank you to Dan Welcher and Donald Grantham for providing us with such wonderful works, and to Lois Ferrari for programming them.
Texas Rising Stars
Back in March, I was privileged to conduct two of the concerti with the Austin Civic Orchestra on their Texas Rising Stars concert, featuring students of the University of Texas at Austin. UT streamed the concert live from Bates Recital Hall, and has recently uploaded the videos to YouTube. Here are Doo Woong Chung performing the opening of Koussevitzky’s Concerto for Double Bass and Haeni Lee killing it on Movement 1 of Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1.
Brahms Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 4, & 5
I had the joy of conducting three of the Brahms Hungarian Dances this past September with the Austin Civic Orchestra. I couldn’t help but picture Bugs, Daffy, and Elmer the whole time.
Fistful of Dollars
Back in September I had a wonderful time conducting Ennio Morricone’s Fistful of Dollars suite with the Austin Civic Orchestra. It was an amazing night, featuring Rick Del Castillo and his band joining the orchestra on his music from the film Killing Snakes. Then on the second half, I got to introduce this wonderful piece of music written by an Italian composer for an Italian director of a movie filmed in Spain with some no-name American, Clint-somebody, in the lead role.