Oakland composer Frank La Rocca, whose new work Anima Christi will be featured at the opening service of the Festival on July 31, 2014, triumphed Saturday evening at the ORTUS International Music Competition in New York City.
His work, Miserere, was chosen from ten new finalist a cappella works presented by Khorikos, Jesse Mark Peckham, conductor. More information on the program here: http://www.khorikos.com/program-notes
La Rocca’s Festival Commission setting of the classic church text Anima Christi will be premiered under the direction of Jameson Marvin, emeritus director of choral activities at Harvard University, at a service of Evensong, 6 p.m., July 31, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Oakland, CA.
Please visit the Festival of the Hours website for more information about this service and the full Festival.