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dawn always begins in the bones

Opera for four voices and piano, 50’  (2017)

Canadian Art Song Project Commission with CAC support, in the context of Canada 150th anniversary. Premiered at Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, May 2017, by Danika Lorèn, Emily D’Angelo, Aaron Sheppard, Bruno Roy et Liz Upchurch (piano). Artistic direction: Lawrence Wiliford and Steven Philcox. Staging: Anna Theodosakis

Excerpts and interview


Opera for six female voices a capella, 60’ (2011)

The Queen of Puddings Music Theatre Commission. Premiered at Berkeley Street Theatre, June 24, 2011 by Laura Albono, Carla Huhtanen, Andrea Ludwig, Shannon Mercer, Krisztina Szabo and Jacqueline Woodley. Artistic and musical direction: Dáirine Ní Mheadhra and John Hess
Stage direction: Michael Cavanagh


Love songs

Mono-opera for a female voice, 40’ (2008)

The Queen of Puddings Music Theatre commission. Premiered at Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Canadian Opera Company, Toronto, March 25 by Lauren Philips

Version for voice and saxophone

The Midnight Court

Chamber opera for ten voices and six instruments, 70’ (2005)

(4 sopr., 3 mezzos, tenor, 2 baritones, cl., acc., 2 perc., vln., cb.)
The Queen of Puddings Music Theatre commission. Premiered at Harboroufront Centre, Toronto, June 11, 2005 by The Queen of Puddings Music Theatre (Dáirine Ní Mheadhra, conductor)


Other vocal works

Les étoiles (2019)

For soprano and piano, 4’. Orchestre classique de Montréal commission. Premiered at Sofitel, Montreal, September 23, 2019 par Ana Sokolović and Louis Dantin

Three Irish songs (2019)

For tenor and piano, 8’. Contemporary Music Center – Ireland commission. Premiered in October, 2019 by Robin Tritschler and John Hess

Louné (2018)

For choir, 2’. SMCQ commission. Premiered at Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, Montreal, March 17, 2018 by Ensemble Kô

ASAP 4 SATB (2012)

For choir, 10′. Soundstreams commission. Premiered at Koerner Hall, Toronto, November 11, 2012 (Kaspar Putnins, conductor)
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Dring, dring (2010)

For 2 sopranos, 1 mezzo, 1 baritone, 8’. Soundstreams commission. Premiered at Koerner Hall, Toronto, October 20, 2010 by Virginia Hatfield, Eve-Lyn de la Haye, Krisztina Szabo, Giles Tomkins
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In Paradisum (2008)

For soprano and organ, 6’. Daniel Turp commission. Premiered at Église Saint-Léon-de-Westmount, Montreal, March 19, 2008 by Natalie Choquette and Lucienne L’Heureux-Arel

Tanzer Lieder (2004)

For soprano, flute, cello and piano, 15’. Trio Phoenix commission. Premiered at Redpath Hall, Montreal, February 8, 2005 by Ingrid Smithüsen and Trio Phœnix
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Shower Song (2001)

For soprano, electric guitar and percussion, 11’. Bradyworks commission. Premiered at Oscar Peterson Hall, Montreal, March 16, 2002 by Annie Tremblay, Tim Brady and Phillip Horsney.

Six voix pour six reines /Six voices for sirens (2000)

For six female voices, 15’. The Queen of Puddings Music Theatre commission. Premiered at Maurier Theatre Centre, Toronto, June 15 to 18, 2000 (Dairine ni Mheandhra, conductor)

Pesma (1996/2005)

For mezzo soprano, flute, 2 clarinets, piano, violin, viola and cello, 15’. Ensemble contemporain de Montréal commission. Premiered at Église St. Jean-Baptiste, Montréal, May 9, 2007 by ECM+ and Michèlle Motard (Véronique Lacroix, conductor)

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