Jul
1
Sat
Steph’s Sabbatical @ The World
Jul 1 2017 @ 7:30 am – Jun 30 2018 @ 11:30 pm

York University has granted me a year Sabbatical. Everyone asks me ‘where’ I will be. That I don’t know. But I do know that I will be composing lots of music. Currently I am working on a Requiem mass for All Souls’ Episcopal Church in San Diego, a motet for St John Cantius in Chicago, an Advent anthem for Met United in Toronto, and a big mysterious piece for Pax Christi Chorale.
I also have a little research project on Healey Willan’s correspondence.

Nov
2
Thu
Requiem for All Souls (premiere) @ San Diego, All Souls' Episcopal Church
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A newly commissioned, eight-movement Requiem Mass in Latin. The premiere will be conducted by Ruben Valenzuela.

Nov
18
Sat
The Arrow and the Song @ Toronto, Church of the Redeemer
Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

Cheryll Chung conducts Cantabile Chamber Singers in a concert “Music of the People” at Church of the Redeemer in Toronto. ‘The Arrow and the Song’ is published by Cypress Choral Music
http://cypresschoral.com/Composers/Martin.html

Nov
19
Sun
Sedebit Dominus Rex (premiere) @ Chicago, Saint John Cantius Church
Nov 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

A new motet for SATB choir and organ written for St. John Cantius Church, home of the Healey Willan Society. This will be the first performance, within the liturgical context of the Roman Catholic mass.

Nov
28
Tue
Lux Aeterna: (Canadian premiere) @ Montreal, Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel
Nov 28 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Andrew Gray conducts Voces Borealis of Montreal in a concert of Canadian music “Coast to Coast” including this excerpt from my ‘Requiem for All Souls’

Jan
14
Sun
Te Deum: (premiere) @ Chicago
Jan 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Richard Hoskins conducts the premiere of this new piece for organ and SATB choir during Evensong.

Mar
25
Sun
Drop, drop slow tears @ New York City, Madison Ave. Presbyterian
Mar 25 @ 11:15 am – 1:00 pm

Music Director Andrew Henderson leads this fine choir for Holy Week services at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, NY, USA. He has programmed my motet ‘Drop, drop slow tears’ for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services.

Mar
30
Fri
Drop, drop slow tears @ New York City, Madison Ave. Presbyterian
Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Music Director Andrew Henderson leads this fine choir for Holy Week services at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, NY, USA. He has programmed my motet ‘Drop, drop slow tears’ for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services.