When the Earth Stands Still

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.

Women’s Choir Song Cycle Premiere

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 […]

♫ Breath – New Choral Album

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 […]

Newsletter Jan 2016 b

                      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 […]

Newsletter May 2015

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New CD Release!

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 […]

Khaos the opera

Khaos Receives International Recognition

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 […]

Tabula Rasa Recorded

In November 2013 Tabula Rasa was recorded by the Vancouver Chamber Choir for their new CD titled “A Quiet Place”. It’s an exquisite recording and the full album is one of their best in my opinion.


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