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A Yuletide Carol

Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia - Dominick DiOrio James Lamb, percussion World premiere recording, December 11, 2021 St. Paul's Episcopal Church - Chestnut Hill - Philadelphia, PA

Hear the Song Begin

Julie Bosworth & Christian Lane Julie Bosworth, soprano & Christian Lane, organ December 2021

Feeling Infinite

Oakland Gay Men's Chorus

William Sauerland, conductor

I Can Change the World

Texas Boys Choir

D. Jason Bishop, director

We Reply

Master Chorale of South Florida

Brett Karlin, conductor

Day of Fire and Sun

University of Oregon Chamber Choir

Sharon Paul, conductor

Down Deep

Diamonds From the Dust

Mary Colleen, soprano
Mark Mummert, director and conductor

When I Was Eight

Choral Arts NW

Robert Bode, conductor

When did we see you?

Cor Cantiamo

Deanna Tausch, soprano
Eric Johnson, conductor


Miami University Choraliers

William Bausano, conductor; Cloie Dobias, piano
World premiere recording


Sleep, Sleep, Happy Child

World premiere performance of Dominick DiOrio's "Sleep, Sleep, Happy Child" for SATB chorus, soprano solo, violin, cello, and chimes. Premiered by the South Bend Chamber Singers and Nancy Menk, director, Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 7:30pm at the Church of Our Lady of Loretto, St. Mary's College, South Bend, Indiana.

Corey K. Rubin - Concerto for Choir and Chamber Orchestra

Concerto for Chorus and Chamber Orchestra (2020) Corey K. Rubin

0:13 I. An Address to My Muse 4:27 II. The Very Coinage of Your Brain 8:56 III. Do Dreams Lie Deeper?

World Premiere Performance: NOTUS Contemporary Vocal Ensemble; Indiana University New Music Ensemble; Dominick DiOrio, conductor (Bloomington, IN, September 23, 2021)


World premiere virtual recording by Children's Chorus of Washington (Margaret Nomura Clark, artistic director & conductor) in collaboration with Dance Institute of Washington (choreography by Ashanté Green) and pianist Dr. Lester Green. Film direction, audio and video editing and mastering by Arts Laureate. Premiered on June 13, 2021 as part of CCW's 25th Anniversary Gala.

A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass - I. Listening

The Gustavus Adolphus Choir
Virtual Choir Tour - 2021

Melissa Dunphy - A Slice of Pie

Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia
Dominick DiOrio, artistic director & conductor
Music by Melissa Dunphy * Poetry by Feminista Jones
World premiere recording.

Trumpet: Eric Schweingruber
Bass: Nathan Pence
Drums: Travis Goffredo

Producers: Dominick DiOrio and Tolsma Productions
Video Editing: Rich Tolsma
Audio Editing: John Groome
Musical and Production Assistant: Ting Ting Wong

Commissioned by and dedicated to the Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia.
Copyright © 2020 Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia and posted with permission.
The commissioning and premiere performance of “A Slice of Pie” was made possible with the support of the Robert Black Foundation Trust, with additional support provided by Frank Cassel, Jon Kochavi, and John Kohlhas.

We Reply

We Reply for SATB and string orchestra (or string quintet)
Recording by Master Chorale of South Florida; Brett Karlin, cond.
Published by ECS Publishing

Hear the Song Begin

Jolle Greenleaf, soprano & Christian Lane, organ
Youtube virtual world premiere recording: Music at Emmanuel.
Released December 16, 2020.
Commissioned by Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Baltimore.

5 Questions to Dominick DiOrio

Pablo Gómez-Estévez from Bowling Green State University asks me about being a composer. (April 2019)

Moses Hogan - Hold On

Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia sings Moses Hogan's arrangement of "Hold On."
Dominick DiOrio, Artistic Director & Conductor
Featuring Section Leaders Jina Jang, Alize Rozsnayi, Abigail Chapman, John Meyer, and D'Quan Tyson.
Produced by Tolsma Productions.
"Hold On!" Copyright © 2002 Hal Leonard Corporation and posted with permission.

Behind the Music Interview

Arts and culture expert St. John Flynn chats with conductor, composer and educator Dominick DiOrio. Deemed a "triple threat", Dominick is a former member, guest composer and guest conductor of the Houston Chamber Choir.

image gallery

Family after Feast

Mom, Dad, John and me after my Mendelssohn Chorus debut "A Feast of Carols" concert. December 2021

NOTUS organists Fall 2021

IU organists (John Morrow, David Boeckh, Elijah Buerk, Katie Hughes, and Rees Roberts) after our NOTUS concert "return" in 2021. October 2021

Phil Orch Bow in Dec 2021

My bow with the Philadelphia Orchestra after the Mendelssohn Chorus "Glorious Sound of Christmas" concert with Bramwell Tovey December 2021

With Flo Gardner & Charlotte Sibley at the premiere
May 2021

Mendelssohn Chorus Board Members Ellie Elkinton, Monte Partee, Linda Lipscomb, and Russ Harris attend the sound installation at the Rail Park
May 2021

The Rail Park, Philadelphia
May 2021

The Rail Park, Philadelphia
May 2021

Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelpha "Dialogues with Dominick" featuring Melissa Dunphy and Texu Kim
October 2020

IU Choral Conductors, after a socially-distanced pandemic concert with Vocal Chamber Ensembles: DD, Peter Kadeli, Anthony Ferreira, Lawrence Abernathy, Nicholas Sienkiewicz, Betsy Burleigh, and Katie Gardiner.
September 2020

IU Choral Dept End-of-Spring 2020 Zoom Gathering
May 2020

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