Choral conducting faculty member Dominick DiOrio’s “A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass” was performed on March 15, 2013 in two concerts at the National Conference of the American Choral Directors Association in Dallas, Texas. The professional Houston Chamber Choir sang the work in the acoustically superb Meyerson Symphony Center and the newly-built Winspear Opera House. An audience of over 3,000 choral directors from around the world witnessed both performances.
From “The Tenor Diaries Blog”: “Robert Simpson led his professional chamber choir from Houston in an exciting performance, one that I sadly had to hear in the acoustically bereft Opera House. Of particular merit were the movements from Dominck DiOrio’s ‘A Dome of Many Couloured Glass.’ Not only is this a very exciting work, I don’t think that these ears have ever heard a marimba played so amazingly. Srephen Tobin’s virtuosity was quite breathtaking.”
From “Music and the Sacred Blog”: “The late afternoon saw performances of the Houston Chamber Choir under the direction of Robert Simpson, an advocate for new music by Texas composers. The concert featured music about weather and included compositions by Parry and emerging conductor-composer Dominick DiOrio whose ‘A Dome of Many-Colored Glass’ contained beautiful choral writing and a dynamic part for virtuoso marimba.”