Commission New Works

Inspire Art!

Every year, Chorus America’s consortium presents two commission opportunities for SATB (Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Bass) choruses.  The consortium allows member groups to commission a new work from well-loved composers and then premier the work in their community.

With the support of generous donors, the Deer Creek Chorale has supported the commissioning of two pieces in the past, and two additional ones are commissioned for our 10th Anniversary celebration and our support of Alzheimer’s Awareness during the 2016-2017 concert season.

In 2017 –

Nigel Jones

Nigel Jones

Nigel Jones is an accomplished clarinetist and composer. He founded the Caerphilly Community Chorus in September 2009 upon his retirement from a career as a high school music teacher, with the goal of providing an adult mixed choir for the Caerphilly area in South Wales. He and Marty first met in 1986 on Marty’s first choir international tour. He hosted her high school choir and after that they did many exchanges. One of his most notable compositions is his “Requiem Cambrensis” written to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Senghenydd Mining Disaster.

Dr. Daniel McDavitt

Dr. Daniel McDavitt

Dr. Daniel McDavitt

Accomplished composer Daniel McDavitt is composing an Anniversary work supporting Alzheimer’s awareness to premier at the DCC Music and Memory concert on April 30th in Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College.


In 2012 –

Someday is Today” by Andre Thomas
The DCC premiered this new work during the 2013-2014 concert season.

In 2010 –

Dedication and Amen” by John Rutter.
The DCC premiered this work at the “John Rutter Christmas” concert. It was dedicated to the memory of Jackie McCosh, a charter member of the DCC and a pillar in our educational and music communities.

Your donation is a wonderful opportunity to support music education and song in the the greater community!  For more information please contact Artistic Director Marty Banghart.