The 2016-2017 season is a noteworthy one as it includes an East Coast U.S. premiere and a world premiere in addition to many other exciting performances. These concerts are occurring across the United States and abroad.
Updates to this page are occurring regularly, so when you have a moment, please check back for more complete information.
Choral Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water
- The Cathedral of St. Philip will celebrate the annual Advent Procession with Lessons and Carols with a wide variety of choral music. The service will include Mr. Ferko's acclaimed setting of Adam Lay Ybounden.
- The Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Sunday, November 27, 2016, at 4:00 p.m.
There Is No Rose
- The Lafayette Chamber Singers, under the direction of Clayton D. Lein, will present a concert of Christmas music spanning several centuries and including choral music of Frank Ferko.
- The Unitarian Universalist Church, West Lafayette, Indiana, Sunday, December 18, 2016, at 3:00 pm.
A Ceremony of Carols
- ORA Singers, which, under the direction of Suzy Digby, has quickly become one of the most exciting new choral ensembles in the UK, will present the world premiere of If Ye Love Me, for unaccompanied chamber choir. Based on the same text as the well-known motet by Thomas Tallis, this new work was created as a "reflection" on the Tallis work. Mr. Ferko is proud to be the first American composer to have been commissioned to create a new work for the ORA Singers.
- Cutty Sark Theatre, London, UK, Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
- The Lexington Chamber Chorale, conducted by Gary L. Anderson, will present a fascinating concert of new works which are based, in some way, on aspects of older, existing works of music. Frank Ferko's connection with the texts of Hildegard von Bingen will be explored in the presentation of Ferko's Hildegard-based choral motets.
- Second Presbyterian Church, 460 E. Main St., Lexington, KY, Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Divinity Breathed Forth
- The Chestnut Street Singers, Philadelphia's only cooperative chorus, brings to is audience an engaging program focusing on the mystical texts of Hildegard von Bingen. The program will include three Ferko motets: O frondens virga for unaccompanied SATB chorus, and Caritas abundat, and O virtus Sapientie, both for unaccompanied double chorus. The concert will be presented in two different venues:
- Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 8:00 p.m.
- Old Saint Joseph's Church, Philadelphia, Sunday, March 26, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.
My Soul's Repose
- Duo Sequenza (Debra Silvert, flute, and Paul Bowman, guitar) celebrate composers with Indiana connections in a concert of chamber works which will include Constellations for flute / alto flute and guitar by Frank Ferko. (Frank Ferko's Indiana connection is his status as an alumnus of Valparaiso University.)
- Memorial Opera House, Valparaiso, Indiana, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.