Following the success of Seven Last Words, including the Carnegie Hall premiere ’17 and international tour ’18, there was a call in the sacred music community for a continuation of the creation of new music that reflects the tradition and heritage the reflects and responds to the needs of the contemporary church culture.

In response to that need, Dr. Michael John Trotta, composer and conductor, has lead the creation of a choral consortium to insure the creation and performance of new choral works over the next two years.

Beginning in 2018, six churches throughout the United States were selected to take part in the creation and performance of Gloria, a new work for organ, brass, and percussion. The project will continue in 2019, where an additional six churches have been selected to take part in Magnificat, a work for choir, organ, and orchestra.

In addition to performances in San Antonio, Atlanta, Seattle, Tampa, and New York areas, the choirs will take part in behind-the-scenes workshops with the composer, culminating in the performances in 2019 and the publication of the work in the 2020 advent season. All of the participating churches will receive exclusive performance rights for the 2019 season as well as vocal parts, conductor’s score, orchestra parts, and one-on-one collaboration and consultation with the composer.

The project builds on the rich heritage of scared choral music, ensuring that the legacy will remain alive for new generations of the faithful who are seeking consolation and inspiration in music.

The groups are an integral part of keeping the choral tradition alive not only through performing great masterworks from the choral repertoire, but also by programming and sponsoring new choral music.