Commissions and Premieres

The Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir has won the Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming three times. This prestigious award is given to those choruses who demonstrate a commitment to the pursuit and performance of modern works. Works commissioned by and/or premiered by the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir include:

  • A Cricket Needs a Queen, by Denise Newman (2007)
  • Lullaby Near the Railroad Tracks, by Paul Crabtree
  • Twilight, by Eric Tuan (2008)
  • What You Know, by Sue Bohlin (2008)
  • Miriam’s Garden, by Chris Hecht
  • Oblivion, by Cristian Grases (2008)
  • Ave Maria, by Mark Winges (2008)
  • Yoram Tehar-Leve (Seasons), by Dov Carmel (2008)
  • Looking for a Perfect Planet, by Gregory Walker (2009)
  • Battle Hymns (Aft. Stephen Foster), by David Lang (2011)
  • Nocturne, by Evert Taube (2009)
  • Painted Lights, by Kui Dong (2011)
  • Pues Logra Ya, by Esteban Salas y Castro (2001)
  • A Haiku Garden: Flowers, Buzz, by Kirstina Rasmussen (2002)
  • Give Us, by Mark Winges
  • Piano, by William Cooper (2003)
  • Tongue Twisters, by Charles B. Griffin (2003)
  • Moon Dance, by Mark Winges (2002)
  • Ramadan, Sue Bohlin (2004)
  • Luljala, by Anne Hege (2005)
  • Cebolla Feliz, by Pablo Ortiz (2004)
  • Gardens of Laughter, Happiness & Blessings, by Pablo Ortiz (2005)
  • Laudmus Denuo, by Kui Dong (2005)
  • Things (from Three Heavens and Hells), by Meredith Monk (2012)
  • Can You Hear Me?, by Bob Chilcott (1998)
  • Welcome, by Mark Winges (1998)
  • Praises, by Dov Carmel (1999)
  • Moon Meeting, by Mark Winges (1999)
  • Magic Strings, by Mark Winges (1992)
  • The Oh of Moon and Piano, by Mark Winges (2000)
  • Who Knows if the Moon’s a Balloon, by Charles B. Griffin (2000)
  • No Enemies and No Bombs, by Jafet Bruno Ponce (2012)
  • Choir and Tape, by Anne Hege
  • Shenandoah, by Eric Tuan
  • Nocturne, by Eric Tuan (2009)
  • Johnson Boys, by Eric Tuan
  • The Cat, by Felicia Sandler (1989)
  • Daybreak in Alabama, by Kirke Mechem (2012)
  • The Cold Told a Tale to Me, by Pekka Kostiainen (2008)
  • Limericks, Pekka Kostiainen
  • Seven Songs for Planet Earth, by Olli Kortekangas
  • Sing All Ye Joyful, by Kirke Mechem
  • Jitomates Risueños, by Pablo Ortiz (1997)
  • Summer’s Here, by Sue Bohlin
  • I’ve Been to Haarlem, by Sue Bohlin (2003)
  • Bendicion, by Pablo Ortiz (2003)
  • Little Birch Tree, by Sue Bohlin
  • In Anchor Bay, by Sue Bohlin
  • El Ave Fenix, by Diana Syrse
  • Ding-Dong Merrily On High, by Eric Tuan (2010)
  • Cradle Song, by Eric Tuan (2010)
  • Face and Heart, by Pablo Ortiz (2011)
  • Lyrical Limericks, Zae Munn (2011)
  • Song Gathering, by Eric Tuan (2012)
  • Mar Eterno, by Jose Luis Hurtado (2012)
  • The Angel, by Eric Tuan (2012)
  • The Land of Dreams, by Jonathan Goodwin (2012)
  • I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, by Margaret Ruenzel
  • Water Doesn’t Drown: pool is to wade, fog and a god, streaming away, by Mark Winges (2012)
  • Songs of Joy and Refuge, by Stacy Garrop (2012)
  • A Winter Carol, by Mark Winges (2012)