MUSIC BY SHEENA PHILLIPS :selected performances in 2011 listed in reverse chronological order (most recent first)
Performances this year include from the Concord Singers (NJ), VOICES Chorale of New Jersey, the Magpie Consort (Columbus, Ohio), and the National Youth Choir of Scotland with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera
Likhvod ha'Chanukah (In Honor of Hanukah)
Arrangement of the traditional Hanukah song, for SSAA a cappella chorus and percussion. Two performances by the Concord Singers, dir. Mike Sanflippo, in Summit NJ and Philadelphia PA, on December 10 and 17, 2011
Taladh Chriosda (The Christ Child Lullaby)
Arrangement of the traditional Hebridean Christmas song, for a cappella SAT/B chorus. Three performances by VOICES Chorale, dir. Lyn Ransom, in Princeton NJ and Wrightstown PA, on December 17 and 18, 2011
The Earth Is Turning
A piece about earth's ceaseless journey in space and time, for SSAA a cappella chorus and percussion. Performance by the Columbus Women's Chorus, dir. Jennifer Bell, Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbus, on November 20, 2011
In Vernali Tempore (In Springtime)
Arrangement of the Piae Cantiones song, for SATB chorus, soprano recorder and violin. Four performances by the Magpie Consort, in Columbus, Ohio, on May 7, 8, 14 and 15, 2011.
A rowdy piece about these rowdy birds, written for the eponymous Magpie Consort (SATB divisi). Four performances by the Magpies, in Columbus, Ohio, on May 7, 8, 14 and 15, 2011.
The Pear Tree Ballad
Men's voice setting (TBarB) of the traditional N E Scotland ballad. Four performances by the Magpie Consort, in Columbus, Ohio, on May 7, 8, 14 and 15, 2011.
Gaol Ise Gaol I (My Love is She)
Traditional Gaelic waulking (cloth-beating) song, arranged for female voices. Performed by the Columbus Women's Chorus, King Avenue United Methodist Church, April 30 and May 1, 2011.
Three 18th century rounds, by Caldara and Telemann, arranged for female voices, with new lyrics about knitting. Performed by the Columbus Women’s Chorus, King Avenue United Methodist Church, April 30 and May 1, 2011.
I Once Went A-Courting
Treble voice song commissioned by the National Youth Choir of Scotland. Orchestrated version (orchestration by Stephen Doughty) to be performed by 70 voices of NYCoS and the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sunday 8 May, 2011.
Hush Little Baby (The Mockingbird Lullaby)
Arrangement for SATB a cappella voices with soloist read at the High School / College reading session of the Ohio Music Educators Association Convention, Cincinnati, January 28, 2011.
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