New Mary Oliver choral work commission

The Donald Sinclair Sutherland Music Endowment for the Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir, under the director of Matthew Robertson, has commissioned a new choral work to premiere in early March 2020. 

Early in my career, Mary Oliver granted me permission to set many of her poems. For this commission, I chose to set her exquisite poem Snowy Night. The poem’s theme of appreciation for the natural beauty of the world resonated deeply with me.

I look forward to the premiere, and am grateful to Donald Sutherland for creating the commissioning endowment.