Commissions supported by Alfred Nash Patterson Grants 1985–2015

Current as of May 10, 2015. Inferred from descriptions of grants. Note that information is incomplete; in particular, the titles for many works need to be obtained!

Titles in red indicate support for a premiere performance but not for the commission itself.

Grant YearGrant RecipientCommissioned Work
2014–2015Boston City Singersby Jim Papoulis: 2-3 new works, to be performed at three or more community-based public concerts.
2014–2015Cantata SingersEve by Elena Ruehr.
2014–2015Choral Art Society (Maine)Alzheimer's Stories by Robert S. Cohen (New England premiere).
2014–2015Concord ChorusAn “American Requiem” by Michael Schachter (due 2016).
2014–2015Master Singers of LexingtonSix new works, by Sara Doncaster; Rodney Lister; Allen Feinstein; Benjamin Cohen; Grant Hicks; Adam Grossman; a Vermont composer yet to be named.
2013–2014Danbury Music CentreChildren of the Light by Carson Cooman (texts by Lord Byron and Lancelot Andrewes)
2012–2013Back Bay ChoraleAnything Can Happen by Mohammed Fairouz (premiere)
2012–2013Choral Art SocietyVidimus Stellam by Kevin Siegfried
2012–2013Greater Middletown ChoraleLetter from Italy, 1944: War's End by Sarah Meneely-Kyder (premiere)
2012–2013Greater New Haven Community ChorusA commissioned work by a New England composer to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the chorus.
2012–2013Lorelei EnsembleTwo works for eight women’s voices from emerging composers who specialize in the use of multimedia and electronic music.
2012–2013New Hampshire Master Choraleby Jonathan Santore.
2011–2012Da Camera Singers
Amherst MA
Vidi Aquam by Gregory W. Brown.
2010–2011Women in Harmony
Portland ME
A song cycle on the theme of immigration by Erica Quinn-Easter—performance?
2009–2010Concord Women's Chorus
Concord MA
by Libby Larsen (based on poems by Concord women poets.)
2008–2009Da Camera Singers
Amherst MA
Elephant Rocks by Lewis Spratlan (a setting of a poem by Kay Ryan).
2008–2009Master Singers
Lexington MA
by William Bolcom (in honor of the group’s 40th anniversary).
2008–2009The Providence Singers
Providence RI
Jonah and the Whale by Dominick Argento—New England premiere and the first commercial recording.
2007–2008Bella Voce Womens Chorus of Vermont
Essex Junction VT
by Robert De Cormier (a holiday work for women’s voices and instrumentation based on African-American spirituals).
2007–2008Boston Secession
Boston MA
Testimony of Witnesses by Ruth Loman—World premiere (based on the poetry of Holocaust victims and survivors, scored for chorus, orchestra and SATB soloists).
Lynnfield MA
Choral composition competition for New England university students.
2007–2008Chatham Chorale
West Dennis MA
Why I Wake Early by Ron Perera (based on a text by Cape Cod resident Mary Oliver). Co-commissioned by the New Amsterdam Singers of New York City.
2007–2008King’s Chapel Concert Series
Boston MA
by Carson Cooman and Kevin Siegfried (part of an homage to Daniel Pinkham).
2007–2008Oratorio Chorale
Brunswick ME
Three Longfellow Poems by Vineet Shende—commissioned by the Portland Symphony.
2006–2007Nashua Symphony Orchestra and Choral Society
Nashua NH
New vocal music from student poetry set by professional composers (part of "The Ripple Effect" program)
2005–2006Boston City Singers
Dorchester MA
Vietnamese Journey by Margaret King (an arrangement of five Vietnamese folk songs for children’s chorus).
2005–2006Cambridge Community Chorus
Cambridge MA
Cantos para Nuestros Tiempos (Psalms for Our Times): The Cambridge Psalms by Luis Bacalov—Premiere performance (based on the Psalms of David, with text in Hebrew, Latin, Spanish, and English).
2005–2006Community Chorus at South Berwick
South Berwick ME
A River Runs Through Us by Kevin Siegfried (based on writings of Sarah Orne Jewett).
2005–2006Westford Chorus
Westford MA
by Stephen Peisch (on an “Americana” theme and based on text by American poet/authors).
2004–2005Coro Allegro
Boston, MA
Requiem by Patricia Van Ness—Premiere performance (for SATB chorus, baritone soloist, strings, oboe, and French horn).
2004–2005PALS Children’s Chorus
Brookline MA
A work for children’s chorus (to celebrate PALS chorus’s 15th anniversary).
2003–2004The Seraphim Singers
Malden MA
Three new sacred choral works from Boston area composers.
2002–2003Newton Choral Society
Newton MA
New England Seasonal by Charles Shadle (a cantata of poems of Dickinson, Longfellow, Emerson, Thoreau and Frost).
2001–2002Brattleboro Music Center Community Chorus
Brattleboro VT
by Paul Dedell (original settings of Shaker songs for chorus and chamber orchestra)
2001–2002Cantilena, MAby Kenneth Seitz (works for women's voices from the Second New England School of American Art Music).
2001–2002PALS Children's Chorus
Brookline MA
Ergenekon by Mehmet Sanlikol.
1999–2000The Cantata Singers
Boston MA
by Andy Vores (to mark the turning of the millennium).
1999–2000Newton Choral Society
Newton MA
by Patricia Van Ness (to mark the 20th Anniversary of David Carrier's tenure as Director).
1998–1999Providence Singers
Providence RI
The Passion of Mary Magdalene by Elaine Bearer—World premiere.
1998–1999Northern Harmony, VTby Erik Nielsen (a work for a double chorus).
1997–1998Monadnock Chorus and Orchestra
by John David Earnst (associated with the MacDowell Colony).
1997–1998PALS Children's Chorus
Brookline, MA
by Bret Silverman (a work for children's chorus).
1997–1998Zamir Chorale
by Meira Maxine Warschaue (to document the 50th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel).
1996–1997Boston Cecilia, MAby James Woodman (a sacred work with a Christmas theme)
1995–1996Coro Allegro, MAa work in celebration of the chorus' fifth anniversary
1995–1996Maine Gay Men's Chorus
by Daniel Pinkham (for four-part men's chorus and string quartet)
1993–1994American Choral Directors' Association, MAby Daniel Pinkham (a work for a Festival of community choruses).
1991–1992Boston Cecilia
Brookline, MA
Mass by Robert Sirota, Love Canzonets by Richard St. Clair—World premieres.
1990–1991Chatham Chorale
Chatham MA
by Ron Perera (to honor retired music director Marjorie Bennett Morley).
1990–1991Newton Choral Society
Newton MA
by Alan Fletcher (on texts of Yeats).
1990–1991Rhode Island Civic Chorale, RIby Paul Nelson (on the occasion of his 60th birthday).
1989–1990Musica Sacra
by Terry Halco (on poems of Rilke).
1988–1989Onion River Chorus, VTPrimavera by ??—World premere.
1986–1987Cantata Singers
Boston MA
Flight Into Egypt by John Harbison
1986–1987Youth Pro Musica
Newton MA
Street Music by Jeffrey Fischer.