Current information is available at www.gregbartholomew.com, where you may also listen to many performances of Greg Bartholomew's music and purchase scores and CDs, and download free perusal pdf scores of all choral works.
Greg Bartholomew, born in 1957 in St. Paul, Minnesota, earned degrees from the College of William & Mary in Virginia and the University of Washington in Seattle. He has received ASCAP Awards annually since 2003 for the performances of his music, which have also been supported by grants from Meet the Composer.
Bartholomew's choral works have been premiered by the Esoterics, the Oregon Repertory Singers, the American University Chamber Singers and the William & Mary Choir, and have received performances by Seattle Pro Musica, the Seattle Bach Choir, Octarium and the Austin Vocal Arts Ensemble. The Ars Brunensis Chorus' recording of "From the Odes of Solomon" has been released on Capstone Records, and Connecticut Choral Artists (Concora) released "The 21st Century (A Girl Born in Afghanistan)" on their "Songs & Stories of Liberation" CD.
In celebration of the 75th birthday of American composer George Crumb, the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium commissioned a string trio for violin, viola and cello. Bartholomew's "String Trio for George Crumb" was premiered by Third Angle in concert at on July 3, 2004, and was released on CD by the Langroise Trio in 2008.
Two instrumental works, "Suite from Razumov" (for clarinet and string quartet") and "The Far North Land" (for string quartet) were premiered on Oct. 21, 2003, at Seattle's Town Hall by the odeonquartet and Sean Osborn, clarinet. The "Suite from Razumov" was awarded the "Masterworks Prize" by ERM Media, who released the Kiev Philharmonic's recording of the work on the Masterworks of the New Era CD series.
"To a Locomotive in Winter," for unaccompanied mixed choir with text by Walt Whitman, was premiered by the Oregon Repertory Singers at the Oregon Bach Festival on July 6, 2002. Tom Manoff, classical music reviewer for National Public Radio, wrote in the Eugene Register Guard: "Greg Bartholomew, a fine composer not afraid of accessibility, set Walt Whitman's To a Locomotive in Winter in a sturdy, lyrical style. Tuneful and diatonic, the music seemed appropriately Whitman-esque." The same work was performed by Seattle Pro Musica on their 30th Anniversary concert, "Best of the Northwest," on March 8 & 9, 2003.
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