Northfield Mount Hermon School
October 13, 2018
On a bright fall Saturday afternoon recently, Da Camera hosted a workshop with the three winning composers in our commissions competition for 2018. From left to right above are Kunal Gala, Kelvyn Koning, and Katianna Nardone.
We sang through their pieces, listened to their critiques and suggestions, offered our feedback, and then sent them off to consider our recommendations for changes. We will premiere their pieces at our January, 2019 concert.
This project is the brainchild of our conductor, Sheila Heffernon. Invitations went out last spring for submissions by New England composers thirty years of age or younger. The chorus auditioned the top six in September and chose the three winners. The composers traveled to meet with us and work on the pieces with us. Each composer is being mentored by a veteran area composer: Lewis Spratlan is working with Mr. Koning, Ronald Perera with Ms. Nardone, and Craig Sandford with Mr. Gala.
The project is made possible in part by the following two foundations: the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Choral Arts New England.
Chorus members ask questions and offer suggestions:
Veteran Composer Mentors