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First U.S. Orchestra To Make Major South American Tour In A Decade
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Thrills Audiences In Eastern Europe
YouTube Space Lab Sends Teenagers' Ideas Into Space!
A New Choral Series For Washington, DC
Johns Hopkins University's Peabody Youth Orchestra On First East Coast Tour
The Collegiate Chorale Makes A "Major Statement, Brilliantly Executed"
A "Muy Grande" Experience In Spain For All
20 Commissions In 20 Years
¡Olé! The Pacific Boychoir Performs For Crowds In Spain
Lisbon Music Academy Captures The Hearts Of Finland's Audiences
4th Ihlombe! South African Choral Festival Shares Gift Of Song With Enthusiastic South African Audiences
University Of Michigan Men's Glee Club Returns From Outstanding China Concert Tour
Tour De France For Florida's Singing Sons Boychoir
Minnesota Orchestra Returns From Successful Sunshine State Tour
"Beautifully Polished, Enveloping Sound" At Carnegie Hall
Alabama Symphony Orchestra Performs New Works At Carnegie Hall Debut
Nashville Symphony Performs "With Fine Skill And Artistry" At Carnegie Hall
Musica Viva Receives Standing Ovations In Italy
St. Louis Symphony Delivers "Colour and Flair" During European Tour
Another Outstanding Serenade! Festival
Philadelphia Boys Choir And Chorale Tours A Hidden Treasure Of Europe: The Baltics
"Exceptional Tour" To Brazil For Morgan State University Choir
National Youth Orchestra Of Canada Makes U.S. Tour
University Of Kentucky Women's Choir Sings For Crowds In Europe
Market Square Singers Sing Bella Musica In Bella Italia
Choir Tours In Europe And The United States
Yale Schola Cantorum Of The Yale Institute Of Sacred Music Impresses Turkey And Greece
20 Commissions In 20 Years

2012 not only marks Classical Movements' 20th anniversary but also its 20th commission since establishing the Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program in 2005. This year brought with it 12 wonderful and exciting commissions by composers from around the world.
2012: Chinese Bright Sheng - A Porter's Song
  • Commissioned in collaboration with and for Yale Glee Club
  • In celebration of their 2013 concert tour to China
  • United States Premiere November 2012, China Premiere May/June

2012: Canadian Aaron Jensen - We Are As one
  • For Serenade! Washington, DC Choral Festival 2012
  • World Premiere July 2012 by Serenade! Festival Choirs

2012: American Stephen Paulus - When Music Sounds
  • For VocalEssence and Chorus America 2012 conference
  • World Premiere by selected Chorus America Choirs

2012: Eight one-minute commissions for the Transient Glory® Symposium 2012 with Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez, presented by Carnegie Hall Choral Institute and YPC-NYCT
  • World Premieres February 2012 conducted by Young Peoples Chorus of NYC
     American Derek Bermel - YPChant
     American John Corigliano - Upon Julia's Clothes
     American Douglas J. Cuomo - How to Survive in the Woods
     American David Del Tredici - Credo Fugue
     Cuban American Paquito D'Rivera - UN Minuto
     American Michael Gordon - Cinnamon
     Chinese American Bright Sheng - Thirty-Mile Village
     American Joan Tower - Descent

2012: American Ken Berg - The Cremation of Sam McGee
  • For Florida's Singing Sons Boychoir in honour of their 35th anniversary
  • World Premiere on 5th May 2012 at Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale, by Florida's Singing Sons Boychoir

Conductors Grant Gershon and Janet Galván with composer Douglas J. Cuomo, Johan van Zyl (Classical Movements), radio personality John Schaefer, Neeta Helms (President of Classical Movements), composer John Corigliano, conductor Francisco J Núñez, and singers of Young People's Chorus of New York at the premiere of the 2012 Transient Glory Symposium compositions commissioned by Classical Movements.

Members of the Yale Glee Club with Director Dr. Jeffery Douma in the middle and Sara Casar (Classical Movements) second from the left.

Canadian composer Aaron Jensen with conductor Philip Brunelle at Jensen's premiere of We Are As One performed by the festival choirs at the 2012 Serenade! Washington, DC Choral Festival.

Stephen Paulus, Philip Brunelle, Victoria Parker (Classical Movements) and 2012 Chorus America singers at the premiere of Paulus' newly commissioned piece When Music Sounds.

The Yale Glee Club and Princeton University perform in a concert featuring the world premiere of Bright Sheng's new work, A Porter's Song, commissioned by Classical Movements as part of the Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program in collaboration with and for the Yale Glee Club.


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