My choral work; “When the Earth Stands Still”, has many many wonderful performances featured on youtube. Two of the best are done by The University of Johannesburg Choir and the Luther College Nordic Choir of Iowa, USA. So interesting to see how music can be interpreted so differently.
Les Choristes, the University of Western Ontario’s fabulous womens choir under the direction of Jennifer Moir just premiered a new song cycle I was commissioned to compose titled “Fireflowers”. This 6 song cycle features the fabulous poetry of one of Canada’s great poets, Emily Pauline Johnson. My Home and Native Land Friday, December 1, 7:30 […]
Click to listen at CDBaby Source: ♫ Breath – Don Macdonald. Listen @cdbaby Choral music composed by Don Macdonald. This recording is different than most choral CD’s – two voices sing every part on the album resulting in a blend and synergy that is unique in choral recordings. Composer Don Macdonald and his wife, Allison […]
Click here to modify subscribe or unsubscribe. DON MACDONALD Newsletter Jan 2016 This is my second choral newsletter showcasing recent works. Christmas Reverie/SATB I was commissioned to write this vocal jazz piece by Electra Women’s Choir in Vancouver BC for their Christmas Concert in […]
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Fishing By the Light of the Ancestors This is my second album with (my wife) Allison featuring songs from around the world which I arranged and produced. I also performed on violin, mandolin, percussion, viola, voice and piano. This time out the listener is treated to arrangements that rely heavily on string quartet in pieces […]
It has been almost a year since the world premiere of the Kootenay’s new opera, KHAOS. We were extremely gratified by the tremendous support and enthusiastic response KHAOS received at that time and we hoped that meant there was a future for the new work beyond our efforts here in the Kootenays. Since last spring […]
May 2014 – The amazing 6 member vocal ensemble Rajaton, from Finland, and a mass choir of 400 voices performed “Your Song”, a new work commissioned by the Kaleid Festival. Thanks to Jennifer Moir for making it all possible.