Commission Consortium – Gloria

Commissioned by a consortium of 10 choirs for simultaneous, nationwide premieres during the 2018-2019 season, Michael John Trotta’s Gloria is a 14-minute work for choir, brass, organ, and percussion.  This setting three movement setting uses a tapestry of sonorous harmonies that are triumphant, reflective and energetic to encompass both the history and the relevance of one of the oldest texts in the Christian tradition.

Gloria Choir Brass Percussion Michael John TrottaCommission Consortium – Gloria

I am delighted  to be part of a collaborating with 10 choirs from across the nation in presenting Gloria, a new work for choir, organ, brass and percussion this year. At different times throughout the season, each of the 10 choirs will premiere the new 14-minute work.

A wonderful example of the power of collaboration, these choirs have pooled their resources to create a truly
unique work that reflects the tradition of the text within a context that is relevant and engaging to the modern listener. By coming together for the purpose of creating a larger work, each of these groups gets a chance to participate in a much larger  project than would have been possible on their own.

Choirs from Texas, Florida, Washington, Nebraska, Louisiana, Virginia, Georgia and  North Carolina will each be preparing the work this season for 10 performances. Also, the Texas A&M University-Commerce Chorale will premiere the work at the TMEA convention this coming February where over 30,000 music educators will gather to celebrate the best things happening in the vibrant music scene.

Participating Choirs in the Gloria:

Texas A&M University-Commerce Chorale – Commerce, TX
Randall Hooper, Director of Choirs and Vocal Activities

Northwestern State University Chamber Choir – Natchitoches, LA
Dr. Nicholaus B. Cummins, Director of Choral Activities

Sing Omaha Master Chorale – Papillion, NE
Matt Hill, Artistic Director

University Christian Church Chancel Choir – Fort Worth, TX
Rev. Dr. Todd Prickett, Minister of Music

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Choir – Seattle, WA
Michael Monnikendam, Director of Music Ministries

Larchmont United Methodist Church & The Virginia Symphony – Norfolk, VA
Michael Regan, Director of Music

Chancel Choir of First Presbyterian Church – Rome, GA
Dr. Aaron Rice – Director of Classic Music Ministry

The Chancel Choir of Davidson United Methodist Church – Davidson, NC
Rev. Kevin Turner, Minister of Music and Worship

Sanctuary Choir of First Baptist Church – San Antonio, TX
Dr. Aaron C. Hufty, Associate Pastor of Worship and Music

Park Vista Chorus – Lake Worth, FL
Bryan Anthony Ijames, Director of Choral Activities

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for Choir, Organ Brass and Perc.

A new work for choir, brass, organ, and percussion, Michael John Trotta’s Gloria delivers a tapestry of melodic richness. A strong sense of architecture guides the listener through the three contrasting movements, full of triumphant drama. Trotta’s work is a rare example of music that is both grounded in tradition while looking forward, all the while appealing to the modern listener.

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Like to take part in the next consortium?
Magnificat for Choir and Orchestra

Following the success and Carnegie Hall debut of Seven Last Words, plans are currently under way for my next major work, Magnificat for the ’19-20 season. Applications are now being accepted for choirs looking to take part in this new work. Seven organizations will be chosen as sponsors and will receive exclusive rights to premiere the work during the ’19-’20 season.

Learn more and apply here