Jenni Brandon and her SATB composition for choir “Make Music Sweet” is featured as Areté Vocal Ensemble returns to the stage to conclude its 10th season. This concert takes place on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 2 pm in the Samuelson Chapel of the California Lutheran University 165 Chapel Lane Thousand Oaks, California 91360. Areté Vocal Ensemble is an innovative professional ensemble of vocal artists that performs music by California composers! Other composers presented in this concert are: John Adams, Jenni Brandon, Ross Care, Gabriel Kahane, Shawn Kirchner, Morten Lauridsen, Dale Trumbore, and Eric Whitacre. With a passion for live performance, Areté provides a joyful, moving, educational and soul-nurturing experience.
Dr. Wyant Morton, DMA is Music Director and Conductor of Areté Vocal Ensemble, a professional chamber choir he founded. Dr. Morton is Professor of Music, Director of Choral and Vocal Activities, and Chairman of the Music Department at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California
“Make Music Sweet” for SATB choir and piano is a three-movement work which uses the poetry of James Joyce from his collection Chamber Music. These three movements speak of love and nature, of cool valleys, and speaking to the heart. Movements II and III are the winner of the Choral Horizons New Music Reading session sponsored by The Singers under the direction of Matthew Culloton. The set was premiered in February 2010 in Minneapolis by The Singers.
This work is published by Boosey and Hawkes on Choral Music Experience: Conductor’s Choice.