As the Offertory Anthem this Sunday, the Cathedral Choir will be premiering a new composition written by our Composer-in-Residence, Richard Burchard. The new a cappella choral piece is a setting of the Introit for the Third and Fourth Sundays of Epiphany and is based on Psalm 97: 1, 6. The piece alternates between the original Gregorian Chant and eight-part choir.
Richard Burchard is an award-winning international composer and has written over fifty commissioned pieces for choir. His choral works have been performed worldwide with premiers at many American Choral Directors Association conventions, National Collegiate Choral Organization conferences, and state music educator conferences. International premiers include Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, China, Korea and South Africa. Burchard stays active as a much sought after clinician and guest conductor. Burchard is the Executive Composer-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Music at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky where he served as Department Chair for twelve years. As Composer-in-Residence at the American Cathedral, Richard has composed five new choral pieces for the Cathedral Choir and has been collaborating with Canon Ullery. You can hear more of Richard’s music at: