Choristers Guild Atlanta Chapter 2019 Children’s Choir Festival

My children’s choir anthem “Give Praise to God” (Choristers Guild) is one of four pieces on the repertoire list for the Choristers Guild Atlanta Chapter 2019 Children’s Choir Festival. The event is for grades 3-6 and will take place at Marietta First United Methodist Church on February 9, 2019, with clinician Dr. Martha Shaw. Take a look at the anthem, based on Psalm 150, here.

2014 Florida Choristers Guild Children’s Choir Festival

A Psalm of ThanksgivingMy children’s anthem A Psalm of Thanksgiving is one of three pieces for Junior Choir (grades 3-6) at the upcoming 23rd annual Choristers Guild Children’s Choir Festival, Orlando, FL, March 8, 2014. The festival’s director, Suzanne Gifford has written a helpful note about how to rehearse the piece.

“A Psalm of Thanksgiving” Reviewed in CrossAccent

Psalm of ThanksgivingThe November 2013 edition of the ALCM’s journal CrossAccent contains the following review of my anthem A Psalm of Thanksgiving:

Based on Psalm 100, this is an attractive, cheerful piece for one- or two-part children’s choir. It is in an ABA form, the A being “Come, all the earth, and praise the Lord, Be joyful and sing, for the Lord is good,” and the gentler B section being, “You know the Lord is God who made us, and we are his.” The A material returns with a fun Alleluia descant. Shaw gives kids a singable, solid piece for Thanksgiving or throughout the year.