North Valley Chorale announces new Composer-in-Residence
PHOENIX – The North Valley Chorale has announced that Phoenix composer Michael Frassetti is NVC’s new Composer-in-Residence. The selection by the Chorale’s Board of Directors was announced at the Chorale’s annual business meeting in February.
The post was held previously by Frassetti’s long-time friend and collaborator, the late local composer, Gregory Zduniak. In his acceptance letter, Frassetti wrote, “I am very honored to accept this position, especially in light of my following in the footsteps of my late esteemed colleague (and "brother") Gregory Zduniak.”
The Chorale commissioned and performed the world premiere of Frassetti’s composition, the Angels Will Guide You Home, a hauntingly beautiful piece written in memory of Zduniak as part of the recent tribute concert, Sing Me to Heaven.
As the Composer-in-Residence, Frassetti summarizes his approach, “I promise to do my very best to continue to earn the confidence, reliance and trust of the Director, and especially of the members of the North Valley Chorale. I look forward to a continued successful collaboration for the upcoming concerts and events this year.”
The North Valley Chorale is a Phoenix-based volunteer community choir founded in 2008. Started by a handful of church singers who were passionate about service and singing, the Chorale now has over 50 volunteer singers, ages 18-86. Members are from all walks of life, rehearsing weekly “to serve the community by providing affordable, accessible and inspiring performances of choral music from many traditions, eras and cultures.” Each year the NVC presents three main concerts and performs multiple outreach concerts.
To learn more about NVC, to purchase tickets to an upcoming performance, or to schedule an audition, visit northvalleychorale.org.