Saturday, May 05, 2018

Watch the latest performance of the Gonzales Cantata


Watch the latest performance of the Gonzales Cantata

Last month, the Gonzales Cantata was given its West Coast premiere by the Mid-Columbia Mastersingers, conducted by Justin Raffa, in Richland, Washington. Click below to watch the entire performance now:

The Mid-Columbia Mastersingers present Melissa Dunphy's The Gonzales Cantata

Bonus: pre-concert talk with former US Attorney John McKay

Also available on YouTube is a pre-concert discussion between composer Melissa Dunphy, conductor Justin Raffa, and former US Attorney John McKay, who was fired by US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in 2006. His dismissal, which is referenced in the Cantata ("What is One to Think?") was one of the catalysts for the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings which led to Gonzales's eventual resignation. 

The Gonzales Cantata: pre-concert discussion
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Coming soon

Melissa's latest choral work, American DREAMers, commissioned by PhilHarmonia, sets poetry and texts by Americans who came to this country as children. Thanks to the generosity of supporters, American DREAMers will be premiered at a free concert at Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral on June 2; you can support this work by donating at YouCaring.
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