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.
The East Coast / New York premiere of The Seasons, for mixed chorus and string quartet, will be presented as part of the acclaimed concert series Sacred Music in a Sacred Space at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, New York. The Choir of the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola will be joined by the Bedford String Quartet under the direction of K. Scott Warren.
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue, New York, Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.
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.
The New Jersey Chamber Singers, under the direction of Reid Masters, will present Frank Ferko's A Festival of Carols in a concert that will also include Benjamin Britten's "A Ceremony of Carols." There will be four performances of this extraordinary concert:
United Methodist Church of Redbank, Redbank, NJ, Friday, December 9, 2016, at 8:00 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church, Toms River, NJ, Friday, December 16, 2016, at 8:00 p.m.
Church of the Holy Spirit, Lebanon, NJ, Saturday, December 17, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.
Laurita Winery, New Egypt, NJ, Sunday, December 18, 2016, at 4:00 p.m.
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.
Now in its second season, North Star Vocal Artists, under the direction of Sanford Dole, presents a concert which will include three of the Six Marian Motets for unaccompanied SATB chorus. The program will be presented four times in four locations in the Bay Area:
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 3 Bayview Ave. Belvedere, Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 8:00 p.m.
St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, 500 DeHaro St., San Francisco, Sunday, February 19, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
St. Andrew’s, 16290 Arnold Dr., Sonoma, Friday, February 24, 2017, at 8:00 p.m.
Paul Mahder Gallery, 222 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, Sunday, February 26, 2017, at 4:30 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.
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.
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.
Chandos Chamber Choir, with cellist Matthew Sharp, conducted by James Davey, will present Lord, Let At Last Thine Angels Come in a program consisting of works for mixed choir and cello. This performance marks the London premiere of this work. (The UK premiere was given in Oxford by Commotio, conducted by Matthew Berry.)
Saint-Vedast-alias-Foster, London, Saturday, July 8, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.