Cathedral of the Madeleine
Ave Verum Corpus
Sunday, November 13th at 11am
Cathedral of the Madeleine, SLC, Utah
I am extremely humbled that the Cathedral of the Madeleine Choir will be performing my Ave Verum Corpus as part of the 11am mass celebration of the Madeleine Choir School Alumni Weekend on Sunday, November 13th, 2016. In addition, this mass will feature choral works by other MCS alumni composers. I am in complete disbelief that it's been TWENTY years since the founding of the Madeleine Choir School in my home town of Salt Lake City, Utah. Although I was only able to attend for two years (I was a seventh grader when it opened in 1996), it was one of the most transformative times of my life both musically and spiritually, and I owe so much of my musical career to this school. During the first few years of its after it's opening, I was fortunate enough to go on two choir tours to Europe, learn the fundamentals of great choral singing with exposure
to works from Gregorian Chant to the 21st century, and begin organ lessons. I continued my involvement with the Cathedral Choir and occasional service playing while I was in high school, and would come back to visit during my college years. It is amazing how fast the years have slipped by. I am really looking forward to seeing old friends and colleagues, and celebrating the many memories that have been shared over these 20 years. Even though I don't live in Utah anymore, the Cathedral of the Madeleine will always be my "home."