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Performances 2008-2012

2012

January 31 - Leanna Kirchoff and Cherise Leiter presented a joint concert of vocal chamber works, featuring performances by Denver area musicians.

     Performances of Kirchoff's works included the following:
     What Old Men Say, baritone, piano; Bradley Thompson, baritone; Nan Shannon, piano.      PREMIERE

     Dreams Go Through Me - for soprano, clarinet/bass clarinet, cello, piano; The      Playground Ensemble.

     No Stars Tonight, But Echoes - for soprano, baritone, viola, piano and metronome;      Megan Buness, soprano; Gene Roberts, baritone-tenor; Margaret Miller, viola; Nan      Shannon, piano.

     Prelude
- soprano, piano; Melissa Wimbish, soprano; Leanna Kirchoff, piano.      PREMIERE

March 2-18 - The Secret Garden, for youth chorus, soloists, keyboard, flute, violin, guitar, percussion; lyrics by Leanna Kirchoff and Jerry Seifert; adaptation by Jerry Seifert; Stages Theatre Company; Hopkins, MN. NEW PRODUCTION

March 6 - The House Explodes, solo piano; Rubia Santos, piano; International Women's Day; SESI Theater, Goiania, Brazil

March 7 - corro a Dio, for soprano and piano; Emily Sinclair and Christopher Zemliauskas; DMA recital Emily Sinclair, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. PREMIERE

March 21 - corro a Dio, for soprano and piano; Emily Sinclair and Christopher Zemliauskas; Pendulum New Music, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

2011

January 26 - No Stars Tonight, but Echoes, for soprano, baritone, viola, piano and metronome; Megan Buness, soprano; Gene Roberts, baritone-tenor; Margaret Miller, viola; Nan Shannon; Pendulum New Music series, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

February 11 - The House Explodes, for solo piano; Hsing-ay Hsu, piano; Piano Celebration, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO PREMIERE

February 18 - No Stars Tonight, But Echoes, for soprano, baritone, viola, piano and metronome; on Colorado Spotlight, hosted by Charley Samson, Colorado Public Radio broadcast.

February 20 - No Stars Tonight, But Echoes, for soprano, baritone, viola, piano and metronome; on Colorado Spotlight, hosted by Charley Samson, Colorado Public Radio broadcast.

February 23 - The House Explodes, for solo piano; Hsing-ay Hsu, piano; Pendulum New Music Series, Atlas Black Box Theatre, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

March 2 - Meciendo, for SATB
               Of Courage, for TTBB, two Bb trumpets, piano PREMIERE
               Let the Music Fill the Emptiness, for SSAA, piano
Lamont Chorale, Lamont Men's Choir, Lamont Women's Chorus; Lamont School of Music Ensemble Concert Series, University of Denver, Denver, CO.

March 13 - No Stars Tonight, But Echoes, for soprano, baritone, viola, piano and metronome; on Colorado Spotlight, hosted by Charley Samson, Colorado Public Radio broadcast.

March 13 - As Sparks Fly Upward, for clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion; on Colorado Spotlight, hosted by Charley Samson, Colorado Public Radio broadcast.

March 14 - Midsummer Through the Cottonwoods, for wind quintet; on Colorado Spotlight, hosted by Charley Samson, Colorado Public Radio broadcast.

March 15 - Dreams Go Through Me, for soprano, clarinet/bass clarinet, cello, piano; The Playground Ensemble, Regis University Guest Artist Series, Berkeley Community Church, Denver, CO.

April 18 - I'll Wait for You from Five Soliloquies, for soprano and piano;
Breathe: A Concert of Song by Living American Composers; Metropolitan State College of Denver; King Center Recital Hall, Denver, CO

April 23 - Dreams Go Through Me, for soprano, clarinet/bass clarinet, cello,piano;
Gayle Grace, soprano; Ian Buckspan, clarinets; Susan Smith, cello; Abe Minzer, piano; Colorado Springs, CO; www.ClassicallyAlive.com

May 20 - No Stars Tonight, But Echoes, for soprano, baritone, viola, piano and metronome; on Colorado Spotlight, hosted by Charley Samson, Colorado Public Radio broadcast.

2010

February 17 - Hallowed Be Thy Name, for small SATB choir and piano; Bethel Lutheran Church; Megan Buness, director; Aurora, CO. PREMIERE

April 1 - Do This in Remembrance, for small SATB choir and piano; Bethel Lutheran Church; Megan Buness, director; Aurora, CO. PREMIERE

April 14 - Dreams Go Through Me, for soprano, clarinet/bass clarinet, cello and piano; The Playground Ensemble with guest pianist Hsing-ay Hsu; University of Colorado Pendulum Series, Boulder, CO.

May 2 - Do This in Remembrance, for small SATB choir and piano; Limon United Methodist Church; Dr. John Fox, director; Limon, CO.

May 13 - Dreams Go Through Me, for soprano, clarinet/bass clarinet, cello and piano; The Playground Ensemble with guest pianist Hsing-ay Hsu; University of Denver, Denver, CO.

June 4 - No Stars Tonight, but Echoes, for soprano, baritone, viola, piano and metronome; Megan Buness, soprano; Gene Roberts, baritone; Margaret Miller, viola; Nan Shannon; Colorado State Music Teachers Association conference, Northglenn, CO. PREMIERE

June 13 - "Sonetto primo" from Cantus Rosarum, for solo piano; Katherine Kleitz, Glenluce Garden, Stow, MA.

July 31 - III. Three Chairs from Trio Sonata, for two treble instruments, one bass instrument, and piano; Scott Brodie, oboe; Lorraine Jewett, bassoon; Tara Kazak, flute; Jonathan Newmark, piano; Chamber Music Conference, Bennington, VT.

October 13 - Litany of Joy, cello and piano version; Dianne Bretkowski, cello; Nan Shannon, piano; Denver Eclectic Concerts; on Colorado Spotlight, hosted by Charley Samson, Colorado Public Radio broadcast.

November 7 - Do This in Remembrance, for small SATB choir and piano; Limon United Methodist Church; Dr. John Fox, director; Limon, CO.

December 5 - Let the Music Fill the Emptiness, SSAA choir and piano; Limon/Woodlin Music Club; Limon United Methodist Church; Brenda Higgins and Kim Taussig, directors; Limon, CO. PREMIERE

2009

March 29 - Litany of Joy, cello and piano version; Richard vonFoerster, cello; Reggie Berg, piano; Hazlerig Music House; Crestone, CO

March 30 - Litany of Joy, cello and piano version; Kitty Knight, cello; Nan Shannon, piano; Women Composers Concert sponsored by Regis University; Berkeley Community Church, Denver, CO

April 2 - Litany of Joy, cello and piano version; Richard vonFoerster, cello; Reggie Berg, piano; Modern Miscellanea; University of Denver Hamilton Recital Hall; Denver, CO

May 6 - Midsummer in the Cottonwoods, for wind quintet; Paul Nagem, flute; Sarah Balian, oboe; Daryll Stevens, clarinet; Alexander Vierira, bassoon; Michael Yopp, horn; broadcast on KVOD 88.1 during morning program; Centennial, CO

June 6 - Litany of Joy, cello and piano version; Richard vonFoerster, cello; Reggie Berg, piano; The Playground Ensemble concert fundraiser; Englewood, CO

July 15 - Five Soliloquies, soprano, cello and piano; Megan Buness, soprano; Richard vonFoerster, cello; Nan Shannon, piano; concert of art songs; Packard Hall, Colorado College; Colorado Springs, CO

October 14 - Midsummer in the Cottonwoods, for wind quintet; Alina Windell, flute; Daren Weissfisch, oboe; Leah Biber, clarinet; David Massel, bassoon; Scott Warburton, horn; Pendulum Music Series; Grusin Hall at University of Colorado; Boulder, CO

November 9 - Midsummer in the Cottonwoods, for wind quintet; Alina Windell, flute; Daren Weissfisch, oboe; Leah Biber, clarinet; David Massel, bassoon; Scott Warburton, horn; The Academy; Boulder, CO

November 13 - As Sparks Fly Upward, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion; Friends of Rain Chamber Music, Lewis and Clark, Portland, OR

November 16 - Prayers of Saints, for soprano and guitar; Jenice Riebe, soprano; Radford University, Radford, VA

2008

January 25 - Meciendo, acappella SATB; Metropolitan State Chorale; Colorado Music Educators Association conference, Colorado Spring, CO

February 21 - Meciendo, acappella SATB; Metropolitan State Chorale; American Choral Directors Association conference, Kansas City, MO

March 9 - Litany of Joy, alto flute, piano version; Row Twelve Contemporary Music Ensemble, Sharon, MA

March 25 - As Sparks Fly Upward, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion; The Playground Ensemble, University of Denver, Denver, CO

June 22 - Litany of Joy, cello and piano version; Dianne Bretkowski, cello; Nan Shannon, piano; Denver Eclectic Concerts; Denver, CO

July 10 - Midsummer in the Cottonwoods, wind quintet; New Music Symposium, Colorado College; Colorado Springs, CO

July 11 - Derivations from Handel's "Ombra Mai Fu" - piano duet; Leanna Kirchoff and Cherise Leiter, piano; New Music Symposium, Colorado College; Colorado Springs, CO

September 21-Quilter's Hymn, contralto, flute, piano; Row Twelve Contemporary Music Ensemble, Harvard, MA

December 19 - Meciendo, acappella SATB; St. Martin's Chamber Choir; St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, Denver, CO

December 20 - Meciendo, acappella SATB; St. Martin's Chamber Choir; First Congregational Church, Boulder, CO

December 21 - Meciendo, acappella SATB; St. Martin's Chamber Choir; Augustana Lutheran Church, Denver, CO