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05 february 2024
Janelle Monáe, William Shatner to perform at Hoosier Cosmic Celebration at IU Bloomington

Shatner’s spoken-word performance will be a collaboration with students and faculty from the Jacobs School of Music. It will include new original music written for the occasion by faculty member Dominick DiOrio, performed by student musicians from NOTUS, the Jacobs School’s internationally renowned contemporary vocal ensemble.

21 december 2023
'The Hill' Was Alive

Artistic director Dominick DiOrio led the symphonic-size Mendelssohn Chorus in a broadly varied program of Christmas music that spanned the centuries and covered a generous bounty of emotions.

10 december 2023
The Philadelphia Orchestra presents the Glorious Sound of Christmas, Dec. 14-16

"There's something really special about putting together the sound of the human voice and the sort of grandeur of the Philadelphia Orchestra," says Dominick DiOrio, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia.

31 october 2023
Aiming for center mass: Singing into the message with Resonance Ensemble

From the opening statement of Dominick DiOrio’s You Do Not Walk Alone I was transported to sonic memories of the Midwest American Lutheran choral tradition and my jaw slackened and shoulders dropped. I submit this as a compliment to composer and performers and programming. But the beautiful text and embracing music can speak to anyone, to any time.

13 october 2023
Mendelssohn Chorus opens 150th season with a prayer for peace

For its 150th season, the classical choral ensemble will perform a program of anti-war, anti-violence music.

10 october 2023
Commissioning choral works that explore the Filipino national identity and cultural experience

Raoul Carlo F. Angangco received the Presser Award in 2021-22 from Indiana University. His project focused on commissioning four US-based Filipino composers to create choral works that explored the formation of a Filipino national identity.

04 october 2023
Heard and unheard: Oregon choirs reclaiming and rediscovering new and old music

You can also take many of these works home with you by purchasing their very first album, LISTEN–that title taken from Melissa Dunphy’s work of the same name performed by Resonance in February 2019. You can pre-order your copy at this link. Dominick DiOrio’s beautiful You Do Not Walk Alone is on the concert program and included in the album.

20 may 2023
REVIEW: NOTUS "What Is Ours: Music for an America in Progress"

Dominick DiOrio leads NOTUS in a shining collection of contemporary compositions that span genres and languages to paint a complex picture of twenty-first century America.

18 may 2023
Piffaro revives the music of South America on the Hill

DiOrio led his choristers and organ accompanist Clara Gerdes Bartz in a stunning interpretation of this modern masterpiece. The chorus’ singing was both supple and powerful, and Bartz employed the countless woodwind and string registrations of First Presbyterian’s legendary pipe organ to symphonic effect.

07 april 2023
REVIEW: What Is Ours (Navona: NV6484)

"NOTUS and DiOrio handle each of these works exceptionally well, taking particular care to exemplify each of the contrasting styles featured in these diverse offerings. I found myself constantly enraptured by the artistry displayed by the musicians in the ensemble, whose brilliant performances accentuate the meaningful narratives constructed in this wonderful set of repertoire. I heartily recommend this touching, thought-provoking, and well-executed album."

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