Atlanta Young Singers Premieres ‘How is Your Heart Today? During Shatin Residency
March 25 @ 7:30 pm
The Atlanta Young Singers, conducted by Paige Matthis, commissioned and will premiere How is Your Heart Today? I composed the lyrics as well as the music after three zoom meetings with choristers of all ages. I wanted to compose a piece that spoke to an issue close to their hearts. The meetings were facilitated by Paige and other members of the staff, an the theme that was most on their minds was the COVID pandemic. The title phrase was one spoken by a friend of one of the choristers and the remainder of the lyrics were Deve;p[ed from their concerns, as well as their hopes for the future. Shatin will be in residence with the AYS from March 22-26, and will also run workshops for students at the DeKalb Elementary School.