‘Cloths of Heaven’ on new NZ Youth Choir CD

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A souvenir disc of the 2011 – 2013 New Zealand Youth Choir. order here

Featuring music from its final season and tour to the USA & Canada conducted by Music Director, David Squire.

Benjamin Britten A Hymn to the Virgin
Robert Schumann Talismane Op.141 No.4
arr. Michael Tippett Two Spirituals from A Child of Our Time
Steal Away & Deep River
arr. Terry Schlenker O Come, Emmanuel
Stephen Lange He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
George Shearin Lullabye of Birdland arr. Andrew Carter
Te Wehi Whanau Wairua Tapu Tau Mai Ra
Total duration: 25:41Programme info here

Special Offer to ACD members during July 2012

The new Association of Choral Directors is having its Inaugural Convention, Choral Connect, from 11 to 15 July 2012 at Wellington College, Wellington.

Members can obtain a hard-copy of my choral music sample pack from Joe Christensen, who will be at the conference (thanks Joe!). The samples can also be downloaded using the links below.

The special offer: 15% discount on sheet music orders from ACD members during July 2012.

Flyer For Sample Pack

Red, Red Rose (2 Part) PREVIEW



Gloria Deo (SATB) PREVIEW 

The Cloths of Heaven (SATB) PREVIEW 

Wellington members of NZ Youth Choir give preview of “Cloths of Heaven”

The first public performance of “He Wishes For the Cloths of Heaven” took place recently in Wellington (details here). The Wellington members (pictured) received an outstanding review by Rosemary Collier, entitled “Does a cappella singing get better than this?”.

Excerpt from review: “Stephen Lange’s ‘The cloths of heaven’, composed to words of John Keats, was a difficult piece, with many enchanting discords.”

Great to see some familiar faces in this group! (Hi Penny and Juliette!)

Best Choral Director Trophy, 2010

I was honoured to recieve the trophy for Best Choral Director at The Big Sing this year. This year’s Voix de Femmes have been something special, a wonderful group of girls! They do all the hard work and I get the trophy! Particularly special conducting my piece Mr Moon with this group. They coped amazing well with the close harmonies and unusual melodic shapes.