UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

During a recital hosted by the Edmonton Chapter of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, Tim Pyper will perform Zachary's explosive Fanfare and Toccata. He will also perform works by Bach, Bairstow, Franck, and Howells. 8pm at First Presbyterian Church, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The award-winning Spiritus Chamber Choir will perform the world premiere of Zachary's new madrigal, Spring is Here, during a concert at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. They will also sing works of MacMillan, Pärt, and Schutz. 8:00pm, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland.

During their Spring Concert, entitled EXALT, the National Lutheran Choir will premiere Zachary's new work for chorus and organ, Great or Small. David Cherwien will conduct, and Aaron David Miller will play the organ. 4:00pm in St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi, MN.

The award-winning Spiritus Chamber Choir will perform Zachary's new madrigal, Spring is Here, during a Gala concert after the awards ceremony of the Fleischmann International Trophy Competition at the 60th Cork International Choral Festival. 8:00pm, Cork City Hall, Cork, Ireland.

During a recital hosted by the Regina Chapter of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, Tim Pyper will perform Zachary's explosive Fanfare and Toccata. He will also perform works by Bach, Bairstow, Franck, and Howells. 8pm at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

The award-winning Spiritus Chamber Choir will perform the Canadian premiere of Zachary's new madrigal, Spring is Here, during their Post-Tour concert at Christ Church, Calgary. They will also sing works of MacMillan, Pärt, and Schutz. 3:00pm, Christ Church, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The Boston Choral Ensemble, led by Andrew Shenton, will perform Zachary's choral meditation Look down, fair moon during their "Cosmic Journey" concerts in Boston's famous Hayden Planetarium. They will also perform works by Ligeti, Part, and Calvin Hampton. 7pm at the Hayden Planetarium, Boston, MA, with a repeat performance on 5pm on Sunday, June 1. Tickets $20.

The choir of the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, led by Tim Pyper, will perform the world premiere of Zachary's new Ikonic Mass during their Spring Concert. 8pm at the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The choir of the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, led by Tim Pyper, will sing selections from Zachary's new Ikonic Mass during the Cathedral's 10:30am Pentecost service. Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

During the opening Mass of the 2014 conference of the Association of Anglican Musicians, the choir of Saint Paul's K Street, conducted by Robert McCormick, will premiere a brand-new motet by Zachary, entitled Wisdom and Knowledge. St. Paul's Parish, K Street, Washington, DC. The commissioning of this work by St. Paul's Parish was made possible by the support of the Ann Stookey Fund for New Music.

During the Staunton Music Festival, a concert entitled Seeing Double will include Zachary's work for violin and electronics, Memory Étude. Works by Vivaldi, Bach, and Bartók will also be featured. 7:30pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, Staunton, VA. Tickets are $22 ($20 senior / $8 student).

During a concert of Serenades at Noon at the Staunton Music Festival, Roger Roe will perform Zachary's extended work for english horn and piano, The New Wilderness, accompanied by the composer. Works by Fauré and Mozart will also be featured during this free concert. 12pm at Central United Methodist Church, Staunton, VA.

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NEWS

The good reviews are in for Zachary's Carnegie Hall debut with NOTUS: Indiana University's Contemporary Vocal Ensemble. Writing for Sequenza21, Knox Sutterfield calls Zachary's To the Roaring Wind "a highly evocative setting. ... The piece has a directness—almost inevitability—to its linear development, but it is well paced in a way that makes its destination immensely rewarding." Writing for New York Concert Review, Jeffrey Williams calls Zachary's composition a "dramatic and highly effective work that should find a place in the a cappella repertoire."

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Zachary's Gabriel's Message, has been included on another new CD from the National Lutheran Choir. This beautiful recording, entitled Emmanuel, includes seasonal favourites by a wide variety of composers, and it can be pre-ordered here.

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Zachary's arrangement of the classic carol, Gabriel's Message, has been released on a new CD from the American Composers Forum's Innova Recordings, featuring The Crossing, Philadelphia's premier vocal ensemble. Also featuring organist Scott Dettra, the CD, Christmas Daybreak, can be purchased through iTunes or Amazon.

Zachary has spent the last ten days as a composer-in-residence at the Staunton Music Festival, where five of his works were performed (including four world premieres). More information here.

In his final stop as a Fellow of the Douglas Moore Fund for American Opera, Zachary has spent the month of July in residence with the Seattle Opera for their Ring Cycle.

Zachary wrote a four-part guest blog for the new website of the Douglas Moore Fund, discussing his fellowship year in the world of opera.
Read Part 1. Read Part 2. Read Part 3. Read Part 4.

Jonathan Ryan's performance of Zachary's new work for organ, Prelude on 'Resignation', was broadcast throughout the United States on March 3. It was featured both on WXXI's With Heart and Voice, hosted by Peter DuBois, and APM's Pipedreams, hosted by Michael Barone. Click here to order Jonathan's new CD.

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