Notable Performances

 

  • Premiere performance: Missa Brevis by Richard Wienhorst (published by AMP) with Valparaiso University Chapel Choir at Festival of Contemporary Music, Miami University,Oxford,Ohio (1954).
  • Premiere performance: The Seven Words of Christ from the Cross by Richard Wienhorst (pub. CPH) with Valparaiso University Chapel Choir (1955).
  • Premiere performance: A Nativity Cantata by Richard Wienhorst, (pub. Summy Birchard) with Valparaiso University Chapel Choir (1956).
  • Premiere performance: Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Band by Richard Wienhorst (pub. CPH) with Valparaiso University Chapel Choir at meeting of Mid-West Chapter of American Musicological Society, St. Louis , MO (1954).
  • First American Performance: Charpentier - Magnificat in G with Valparaiso University Chapel Choir (1949).
  • First American Performance: Christian Erbach: Miserere Mei Deus with Eastman Polyphonic Choir, Rochester , NY (1962).
  • First American Performance: Ludwig Senfl: Missa Dominicalis super l'homme arme with Eastman Polyphonic Choir, Rochester , NY - 1961.
  • First American Performance: Hassler Motet Ecce Quam Bonum and Missa super Ecce Quam Bonum with Eastman Polyphonic Choir, Rochester , NY (1965).
  • First Rochester Performance: Ellstein - The Redemption with Eastman Polyphonic Choir, Rochester , NY (1964).
  • First Rochester Performance: Leonard Bernstein Chichester Psalms with Eastman Polyphonic Choir, Rochester , NY (1966). (G. Schirmer, Inc. also informs us that we gave the first performance anywhere with Mr. Bernstein's reduced instrumentation - organ, harp and percussion).
  • First American Performance: Tomas Luis da Victoria - Missa "Ave Regina" with Eastman Polyphonic Choir, Rochester , NY (1964).
  • First Rochester Performance: Ludwig Lenel - Magnificat , (1963).
  • Premiere Performance: Charles Davidson - Three Canticles for Chorus, with Eastman Polyphonic Choir.