WYPR's Choral Arts Classics

Posted June 4, 2015

On April 28th, Canticum Novum's Ubi Caritas project was featured on WYPR's Choral Arts Classics hosted by Tom Hall. The broadcast included performances of Durufle's setting and the five commissioned works from last year's premiere concert at Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Directors Douglas Buchanan and Joshua Bornfield were joined by John Belkot and Michael Rickelton for the conversation with Tom.
Listen to the full broadcast here.

Peabody Symphony Orchestra

Posted October 1, 2014

Hajime Teri Murai, Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Director of Orchestral Activities
Zuill Bailey, cello, Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

John Belkot: And night by the streams of the city (Macht Orchestral Composition Competition Winning Work)
Antonin Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
Paul Hindemith: Mathis der Maler


Premiere with Canticum Novum

Posted May 11, 2014

Where there is love

Last year Canticum Novum, Baltimore's newest chamber choir co-founded by Joshua Bornfield and Doug Buchanan, premiered five newly commissioned settings of the Ubi Caritas text. In addition to Belkot's latest premiere, other settings were commissioned from Sean Doyle, Michael Rickleton, and the two founders. The premieres were paired with earlier compositions about love, whether ecstatic, earthly, or excruciating: a lithe and lively chant by Medieval German mystic, poet, and composer, Hildegarde von Bingen; a portion of the Song of Solomon sweetly set by English composer John Dunstaple; a lute song by one of the masters of the Renaissance, John Dowland; and several songs by the harbinger of unprepared dissonance himself, Claudio Monteverdi. The program ended with Durufle's serene realization of the Ubi Caritas text, based upon the original chant tune, written sometime between ca. 300 and 900 CE.

bullet [Buchanan/Belkot]