New CD, Fall 2008, The Kontakion of the Nativity of Christ, performed by Cappella Romana. Written for two choirs and six soloists, this four-movement sacred work on the mysterious birth of Jesus, sets selected stanzas from the Nativity Kontakion of Romanos the Melodist (6th c.) Also featured, New Orthodox Christmas Carols.
To order, go to http://www.cappellaromana.org/index.php?page=music#h2
November 18, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
University of Colorado Faculty Concert, CU College of Music,
Michael Thornton, horn, to perform Toensing’s
“…from a densely shadowed mountain…” for flute, horn, viola, and piano.
For more information, go to: http://www.colorado.edu/music/events/tuesdays.html
December 20 & 21, 2008 Boulder Chamber Orchestra, to perform
“When Beings of Fire Sang Praises with Beings of Clay.”
January 2 (Portland), January 3 (Seattle), 2009
World premiere, Toensing’s The Kontakion of the Nativity of Christ, performed by