Recital and CD Release Project

Youtube Kickstarter Campaign2In Fall 2013, Daniel successfully recruited over 50 performers and raised funds to hire a choir of 20 professionals to perform eight of his new compositions on his first Doctoral Composition Recital at Shepherd School of Music, Rice University. Daniel’s first CD release A New Spring Time is a result of this project. Thanks to the support of over 76 generous donors, this idea became a reality! Hear rehearsal clips of all eight compositions below:


Recital Choir: (Dr. Richard Robbins, conductor). SOPRANO – Stephanie Handal, Kelli Shircliffe, Briana Kruse, Kari Zimerman, Jennifer Robbins; ALTO – Ryan Stickney, Lauren Pastorek, Heidi Scanio, Sawyer Sellers, Lynelle Rowley; TENOR – Jeffrey Ragsdale, Jason Watt, Mark Mummert, Frankie Espinoza, L. Wayne Ashley; BASS – Felipe Gasper, Brian Shircliffe, Joshua Wilson, Mark Marotto, Jordan Koenig

Ver Novum ensemble: (Bill Tackett, conductor). Eric Hennies, David Sedgwick, George Goad, Ian Kivler, trumpets; Markus Osterlund, Joshua Horn, Andrew Du Comb, Nathanael Udell, horns; Greg Hammond, Ryan Rongone, trombones; Rick Stiles, bass trombone, Justus MacKenzie, tuba; Brandon Bell, timpani; Dino Georgeton, Lucas Sanchez, percussion; Bill Tacket, conductor

Organists: Monica Czausz, Felipe Gasper, Crista Miller, Michael David Ging

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