In June this year, Nicholas just completed A TIME OF PEACE which was commissioned by Chorus Abilene of Abilene, TX, in celebration of the chorus's 25th Anniversary! The first performance will be on Saturday, August 6th, 2016 at 7:00pm at The Abilene Civic Center, conducted by the group's founder, Betty Karol Wilson. This 10-minute piece is scored for soprano solo, chorus and piano duet, and sets the text from Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8.
Later in June, Nicholas finished a piece entitledTHE CRIB AND THE CROSSwhich is a Christmas Carol, dedicated to his parents on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary. This new carol sets a text by Charles Lewis Hutchins, and will receive its first performances this December in Boston MA, Concord NH and Lubbock TX.
Hot-off-the-press, and soon to be published by Biretta Books, along with THE CRIB AND THE CROSS and A TIME OF PEACE, are FOURLATINMOTETS. These are original settings of Ubi Caritas (SATB), Tota Pulchra Es (SSA), Tu Es Petrus (TBB) and Tantum Ergo (SATB) and may be performed as a set, or as individual liturgical motets.
Nicholas White’s musical career has evolved over a period of more than twenty-five years spent in the United States. He is a Grammy nominated composer and conductor, as well as a versatile organist, pianist and singer with experience in many different styles of music. In 2011, Nicholas was appointed to the post of Director of Chapel Music & Organist at St. Paul’s School, Concord, New Hampshire. In 2012 he became Chair of the Arts at the school. In 2013 he was appointed Music Director of The Boston Cecilia, one of America’s oldest and finest performing arts organizations.
"Unashamedly beautiful, Nicholas White’s choral music makes you think about the function of music and how a composer decides on the rightness of its design. White’s music never cloys. It’s beautifully crafted, the manner of word-setting stemming very much from the English choral tradition; music that soothes more often than it challenges, while still stimulating the imagination as it nourishes the spirit." International Record Review ~ June 2007
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