All Will Be Well

It was such a thrill conducting my piece, “All Will Be Well” this past Sunday at the Luther College Homecoming worship!  It seemed to be well-received, especially by the choir who has spent quite a bit of time with it in the last month.  I wanted to share the performance here and also on my video page, for anyone interested.  The text is an amalgamation of words from Emily Dickinson and St. Julian of Norwich:

Hope is the thing with feathers which perches in the soul and sings the tune without words and never stops at all…all will be well, all will be well, and every manner of thing will be well.

Conducting Premiere

I mentioned a few weeks back that I have the honor of hearing the premiere of a choral piece I wrote this summer, which will be performed Sunday by Collegiate of Luther College.  Well, there’s a small update, which is that I will, in fact, be conducting that premiere!  Dr. Andrew Last invited me to lead today’s rehearsal and to conduct the performance in Sunday’s worship service (10am [Central Time] at the Center for Faith and Life at Luther).  It was so fun to work with them today and to receive such positive feedback.  What I wouldn’t give to have a choir like that!  I’ve read that the service will be streamed if you’re free Sunday morning and would like to watch it live.  Otherwise, I’ll share a recording at a later date!  Thank you to all those who have given me words of congratulations and encouragement.  This is a new experience for me and is both gratifying and humbling!