2016 Composition Contest

(l-r) David Hamilton, Bruce Southard, and Joan Calonico following the premiere of American Triptych and Jubilate Deo.

During the second half of 2016, we sponsored our very own composition contest with two divisions: adult and youth, with the winning pieces to be given its world premiere at our concert on March 25, 2017. After much deliberation, David Hamilton (New Zealand) was announced as the winner of the adult division for his piece, American Triptych. Bernardino Zanetti (Italy) was announced as the winner of the youth division for his piece, Jubilate Deo.

2015 Kirke Mechem Commission

Kirke Mechem
Composer Kirke Mechem

The Stockton Chorale is rededicating itself to supporting the creation of new choral music.  For our first commission in this effort, we have asked renowned choral composer Kirke Mechem to produce a new work.  We will be giving the world premiere of the piece in May 2015 as part of our “Sea to Shining Sea” concert.