Frederick A. Binkholder, Artistic Director

News from our Composer in Residence, Kevin Siegfried

In his most recent newsletter, Kevin shared some exciting news of his newest publications.

At the Water's Edge

Originally written in 2005, At the Water's Edge was published in the spring of 2020. The work is a setting of four poems by Sarah One Jewett, who lived most of her life in Southern Maine and is known for the local color and sense of place she brought to her writing.

The Capitol Hill Choral performed At the Water’s Edge in our March 2019 Concert.

Appalachian Carols

Earlier this summer, Kevin published the five movements of Appalachian Carols. Each movement is drawn from folksinger Jean Ritchie’s repertoire for the Christmas season.

This collection was commissioned by the Capitol Hill Chorale and premiered in our December 2017 Concert.

Note: Perry County and the surrounding areas in eastern Kentucky where Jean Ritchie was raised, are located in the midst of the flooding of Eastern Kentucky. The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky has created a Flood Relief Update and Donation Page.

Shaker Spirituals in Maine

Last summer, Kevin produced a Homegrown Concert video for the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, working with Brother Arnold Hadd of Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village and Radiance, an innovative chamber choir in Seattle. If you missed the video premiere last August, it's still viewable on the Library of Congress YouTube channel.

Brother Arnold was featured in our Virtual Row on Concert. The piece I Hunger and Thirst, which appeared in the Library of Congress video, will be performed in our December 2022 concert.

Celtic Blessing

Since his last newsletter, this scrolling score video of Celtic Blessing was released by E. C. Schirmer. Celtic Blessing is the closing movement of Songs for the Journey.

The Capitol Hill Chorale has programmed Songs for the Journey for the final concert of the 2022/2023 season.