NOTUS: IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble

notus - IU Comtemporary Vocal Ensemble

CONCERT - Wednesday, October 7, 2015        8pm - Auer Hall
Doctor of Music in Choral Conducting Recital - Michaella Calzaretta           

NOTUS: Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Michaella Calzaretta, conductor
Dominick DiOrio, director

Repertoire
Muhly: Bright Mass with Canons (2005)
Pärt: Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten (1977)
Britten: A.M.D.G. (Ad majorem Dei gloriam ): Seven settings
       of Gerard Manley Hopkins (1939)

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CONCERT – Thursday, November 5, 2015       8pm – Auer Hall
"While there is time: New Music of American Composers"

NOTUS: Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Dominick DiOrio, conductor

Repertoire
Dzubay: Cantate Domino (2011)
Hedges: Psalm 10 (2015, premiere)
Muhly: Like as the Hart (2004)
Gibson: In Flight* (2015, premiere)
Betinis: Cedit, Hyems (Be Gone, Winter!) (2003)
Thomas: Gitanjali (2011)
DiOrio: Alleluia (2012)

*Commissioned by NOTUS: Contemporary
  Vocal Ensemble and funded by a New
  Frontiers in the Arts and  Humanities Grant

Featured Composers and Soloists
^David Dzubay, composer
^John Gibson, composer/electronic
       and computer music
^Thomas Robertello, flute
^John Rommel, trumpet
  James Cromer, percussion
  Tara Mueller, violin
  Marco Schirripa, marimba
  Nicole Simental, organ

^Faculty

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CONCERT – Friday, November 6, 2015       8pm – Auer Hall
Midwest Composers' Symposium Concert
Dominick DiOrio, conductor

Repertoire
Hedges: Psalm 10 (2015, premiere)

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CONCERT – Wednesday, November 18, 2015       8pm – Auer Hall
NOTUS joins with Oratorio Chorus; Betsy Burleigh, conductor
Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony

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Performance at ACDA Central Division Conference - Chicago, IL
Friday, February 26, 2016 - Palmer House Hilton Grand Ballroom

NOTUS: Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Dominick DiOrio, conductor

Repertoire
Hagen: soft blink of amber light (2014)
Sandström: The Giver of Stars (2015, world premiere)
Berko: Forgiven Tears* (2015, world premiere)
Shaw: ‘Passacaglia’ from “Partita for 8 voices” (2013)
DiOrio: Alleluia (2012)

*Winner: ACDA Raymond Brock Memorial Student Composition Prize

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CONCERT – Tuesday, March 8, 2016       8pm – Auer Hall
"Electric Resonances: Arvo Pärt and Premieres"

NOTUS: Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Dominick DiOrio, conductor

with Zizai Ning, cello
and Electric Resonances String Ensemble (William Ronning, concertmaster)

Repertoire
Berko: Forgiven Tears* (2015, premiere)
LaRosa: Breath*** (2015)
Recio: How to Survive Vesuvius** (2015)
Sandström: The Giver of Stars (2015, premiere)
Shaw: ‘Passacaglia’ from “Partita for 8 voices” (2013)
Pärt: Te Deum (1984-85, rev. 2007)

*Winner: ACDA Raymond Brock Memorial Student Composition Prize
**First Prize: 2015 NOTUS Student Composition Contest
***Second Prize: 2015 NOTUS Student Composition Contest

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CONCERT – Monday, April 11, 2016       8pm – Auer Hall
Latin American Music Center presents
"Alberto Ginastera - 100th Birthday Celeration"

NOTUS: Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Dominick DiOrio, conductor

NOTUS will perform Ginastera's Lamentaciones de Jeremias Propheta

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CONCERT – Wednesday, April 20, 2016      8pm – Auer Hall

NOTUS joins with Oratorio Chorus
Carl St. Clair, conductor; Betsy Burleigh, chorus master
Beethoven - Ninth Symphony