dominickdiorio
conductor composer
two letter D inside a blue circle

Alleluia

Choral Music

chorus with solo instrument

work detail

instrumentation: SATB (divisi) and marimba

completion date: july 2012

duration: 5 minutes

texts: Alleluia

events

15

BEYOND THE BINARY

Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia - Dominick DiOrio

The Fillmore - Fishtown - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

7:00 pm

"There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy..."

A new major world premiere composed by Andrea Clearfield with libretto by Ellen Frankel and new percussion instruments designed by David Kontak

In a world where technology encroaches more and more on our lived experiences, Beyond the Binary explores the question of what it means to be fully human. Featuring percussion-driven instrumental rock group Square Peg Round Hole and Philadelphia-based drag performer Cookie DiOrio as “The Oracle,” and additional music of Carlos Cordero, Moira Smiley, Moses Hogan, and my original work Alleluia.

Not a typical choral concert, this multimedia experience is part film showing, part theater presentation, and part musical showcase, with a happy hour for good measure! Learn more and purchase tickets.

audio

Alleluia

University of Denver Lamont Chorale

Catherine Sailer, conductor 
(click to purchase)

videos

Alleluia

The Bob Cole Chamber Choir, Jonathan Talberg, conductor; and Ted Atkatz, marimba

Dominick DiOrio - Alleluia

NOTUS: IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Dominick DiOrio, conductor
Marco Schirripa, marimba

performances

february 16, 2013 (premiere)

Texas Two-Year College All State Choir
Joey M. Martin, conductor
TMEA Annual Convention
Convention Center - San Antonio, TX

april 19, 2013

Texas State University Chorale
Joey M. Martin, conductor
TSU-San Marcos - San Marcos, TX

november 07, 2013

Lamont Chorale
Catherine Sailer, conductor
University of Denver - Gates Concert Hall / Newman Center - Denver, CO

july 03, 2014

Pohang City Chorale
Pohang, South Korea

october 18, 2014

CSU-Long Beach Chamber Choir
Jonathan Talberg, conductor
Daniel Recital Hall - Bob Cole Conservatory of Music - Long Beach, CA

november 05, 2015

NOTUS: IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Dominick DiOrio, conductor; Marco Schirripa, marimba
Auer Concert Hall - IU Jacobs School of Music - Bloomington, IN

november 15, 2015

University of Louisville Collegiate Chorale
Kent Hatteberg, conductor; Alyssa Dewey, marimba
Comstock Concert Hall - University of Louisville - Louisville, KY

november 17, 2015

University of North Texas University Singers
Greg Hobbs, conductor
Murchison Performing Arts Center - UNT - Denton, TX

november 23, 2015

McGill University Chorus
Jean Sébastien-Vallée, conductor
McGill University - Montreal, Québec, Canada

december 05, 2015

East Tennessee State University Chorale
Matthew Potterton, conductor; Tommy Boyer, marimba
East Tennessee State University - Johnson City, TN

february 26, 2016

NOTUS: IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Dominick DiOrio, conductor; Marco Schirripa, marimba
ACDA Central Division Conference - Palmer House Hilton Ballroom - Chicago, IL

march 06, 2016

Northern Illinois University Chamber Choir
Eric Johnson, conductor; Mike Mixtacki, marimba
Boutell Memorial Concert Hall - NIU School of Music - Dekalb, IL

march 30, 2016

Hofstra University Chamber Choir
David Fryling, conductor; Bryan Wysocki, marimba
First Presbyterian Church - Ithaca, NY

march 31, 2016

Hofstra University Chamber Choir
David Fryling, conductor, Bryan Wysocki, marimba
Hershey High School - Hershey, PA

april 01, 2016

Hofstra University Chamber Choir
David Fryling, conductor, Bryan Wysocki, marimba
Holy Family Catholic Community - Middletown, MD

april 02, 2016

Hofstra University Chamber Choir
David Fryling, conductor, Bryan Wysocki, marimba
Ebenezer United Church of Christ - Lynn, PA

april 03, 2016

Hofstra University Chamber Choir
David Fryling, conductor, Bryan Wysocki, marimba
Doylestown Presbyterian Church - Doylestown, PA

april 14, 2016

East Tennessee State University Chorale
Matthew Potterton, conductor; Tommy Boyer, marimba
Tennessee Music Educators Association Conference - Nashville, TN

april 15, 2016

Hofstra University Chamber Choir
David Fryling, conductor, Bryan Wysocki, marimba
Cathedral of the Incarnation - Garden City, NY

april 30, 2016

Brown University Chorus
Fred Jodry, conductor; Brian Calhoon, marimba
Brown University - Sayles Hall - Providence, RI

april 30, 2016

University of Minnesota Chamber Singers
Kathy Romey, conductor
Ted Mann Concert Hall - University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN

october 21, 2016

McGill University Chorus
Jean Sébastien-Vallée, conductor
McGill University - Montreal, Québec, Canada

december 01, 2016

Suffolk Singers
Alice Cavanaugh, director; Abby Fischer, marimba
Shea Theater - Suffolk County Community College - Selden, NY

december 02, 2016

Truman State University Cantoria
Mark Jennings, conductor
Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall - Kirksville, Missouri

december 03, 2016

VocalEssence
Philip Brunelle & G. Phillip Shoultz, conductors
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church - Apply Valley, MN

december 03, 2016

Truman State University Cantoria
Mark Jennings, conductor
Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall - Kirksville, Missouri

december 09, 2016

VocalEssence
Philip Brunelle & G. Phillip Shoultz, conductors
Roseville Lutheran Church - Roseville, MN

december 10, 2016

Suffolk Singers
Alice Cavanaugh, director; Abby Fischer, marimba
Christ Episcopal Church - Garden City, NY

december 10, 2016

VocalEssence
Philip Brunelle & G. Phillip Shoultz, conductors
Plymouth Congregational Church - Minneapolis, MN

december 11, 2016

VocalEssence
Philip Brunelle & G. Phillip Shoultz, conductors
Plymouth Congregational Church - Minneapolis, MN

january 26, 2017

Truman State University Cantoria
Mark Jennings, conductor
Missouri Music Educators Association
Tan-Tar-A Resort and Golf Course - Lake Ozark, Missouri

march 10, 2017

Anderson University Chorale
Richard Sowers, conductor
Peachtree Christian Church - Atlanta, Georgia

march 11, 2017

The Providence Singers
Christine Noel, conductor
Providence, RI

march 12, 2017

The Providence Singers
Christine Noel, conductor
Providence, RI

march 12, 2017

Anderson University Chorale
Richard Sowers, conductor
South Lake Wales Church of God - Lake Wales, Florida

march 14, 2017

Anderson University Chorale
Richard Sowers, conductor
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist - Savannah, Georgia

march 15, 2017

Anderson University Chorale
Richard Sowers, conductor
New Life Sanctuary - Brunswick, Georgia

march 16, 2017

Anderson University Chorale
Richard Sowers, conductor
Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica - Saint Simons Island, Georgia

march 17, 2017

Anderson University Chorale
Richard Sowers, conductor
Journey Point Church of God - Murfreesboro, Tennessee

march 18, 2017

Anderson University Chorale
Richard Sowers, conductor
Dayspring Church of God - Cincinnati, Ohio

march 19, 2017

Anderson University Chorale
Richard Sowers, conductor
Park Place Church of God - Anderson, Indiana

march 26, 2017

Anderson University Chorale
Richard Sowers, conductor
First Presbyterian Church - Columbus, Indiana

september 29, 2017

sounding light
Tom Trenney, conductor
Trinity Episcopal Church - Omaha, NE

september 30, 2017

sounding light
Tom Trenney, conductor
Dordt College - Sioux Center, IA

october 01, 2017

sounding light
Tom Trenney, conductor
First Plymouth Church - Lincoln, NE

november 17, 2017

Oakland University Chorale
Michael Mitchell, conductor
St. Irenaeus Church - Rochester Hills, MN

november 18, 2017

Oakland University Chorale
Michael Mitchell, conductor
St. Irenaeus Church - Rochester Hills, MN

december 01, 2017

Lewis & Clark Community Chorale
Katherine FitzGibbon, conductor, with Brett EE Pascal, marimba
Lewis & Clark College - Agnes Flanagan Chapel - Portland, OR

december 07, 2018

SUNY Oneonta Concert Choir
Paul S. Carter, conductor
SUNY Oneonta - Hunt Union - Oneonta, NY

october 05, 2019

Baylor University Chamber Singers
Brian A. Schmidt, director; Jenna Hernandez, conductor
Michael Lester, marimba
Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church - Dallas, TX

may 15, 2022

Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia
Dominick DiOrio, conductor
The Fillmore - Fishtown - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

scores

purchase

publisher: G. Schirmer

Purchase

commission

Commissioned by the Texas Two-Year College Choral Directors Association in celebration of their 40th anniversary and composed for the 2013 Texas Two-Year College All-State Choir, Joey M. Martin, conductor.

program note

Alleluia is joyous, celebratory, and invigorating music. I wanted to explore the percussive qualities of the voice and the lyrical capabilities of the marimba. The two instruments mesh well together, and each informs the other, contributing an energetic and propulsive drive to the work.

information

events

15

BEYOND THE BINARY

Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia - Dominick DiOrio

The Fillmore - Fishtown - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

7:00 pm

"There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy..."

A new major world premiere composed by Andrea Clearfield with libretto by Ellen Frankel and new percussion instruments designed by David Kontak

In a world where technology encroaches more and more on our lived experiences, Beyond the Binary explores the question of what it means to be fully human. Featuring percussion-driven instrumental rock group Square Peg Round Hole and Philadelphia-based drag performer Cookie DiOrio as “The Oracle,” and additional music of Carlos Cordero, Moira Smiley, Moses Hogan, and my original work Alleluia.

Not a typical choral concert, this multimedia experience is part film showing, part theater presentation, and part musical showcase, with a happy hour for good measure! Learn more and purchase tickets.


audio

Alleluia

University of Denver Lamont Chorale

Catherine Sailer, conductor 
(click to purchase)


videos

Alleluia

The Bob Cole Chamber Choir, Jonathan Talberg, conductor; and Ted Atkatz, marimba

Dominick DiOrio - Alleluia

NOTUS: IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Dominick DiOrio, conductor
Marco Schirripa, marimba


performances

february 16, 2013 (premiere)

Texas Two-Year College All State Choir
Joey M. Martin, conductor
TMEA Annual Convention
Convention Center - San Antonio, TX

april 19, 2013

Texas State University Chorale
Joey M. Martin, conductor
TSU-San Marcos - San Marcos, TX

november 07, 2013

Lamont Chorale
Catherine Sailer, conductor
University of Denver - Gates Concert Hall / Newman Center - Denver, CO

july 03, 2014

Pohang City Chorale
Pohang, South Korea

october 18, 2014

CSU-Long Beach Chamber Choir
Jonathan Talberg, conductor
Daniel Recital Hall - Bob Cole Conservatory of Music - Long Beach, CA

november 05, 2015

NOTUS: IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Dominick DiOrio, conductor; Marco Schirripa, marimba
Auer Concert Hall - IU Jacobs School of Music - Bloomington, IN

november 15, 2015

University of Louisville Collegiate Chorale
Kent Hatteberg, conductor; Alyssa Dewey, marimba
Comstock Concert Hall - University of Louisville - Louisville, KY

november 17, 2015

University of North Texas University Singers
Greg Hobbs, conductor
Murchison Performing Arts Center - UNT - Denton, TX

november 23, 2015

McGill University Chorus
Jean Sébastien-Vallée, conductor
McGill University - Montreal, Québec, Canada

december 05, 2015

East Tennessee State University Chorale
Matthew Potterton, conductor; Tommy Boyer, marimba
East Tennessee State University - Johnson City, TN

february 26, 2016

NOTUS: IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Dominick DiOrio, conductor; Marco Schirripa, marimba
ACDA Central Division Conference - Palmer House Hilton Ballroom - Chicago, IL

march 06, 2016

Northern Illinois University Chamber Choir
Eric Johnson, conductor; Mike Mixtacki, marimba
Boutell Memorial Concert Hall - NIU School of Music - Dekalb, IL

march 30, 2016

Hofstra University Chamber Choir
David Fryling, conductor; Bryan Wysocki, marimba
First Presbyterian Church - Ithaca, NY

march 31, 2016

Hofstra University Chamber Choir
David Fryling, conductor, Bryan Wysocki, marimba
Hershey High School - Hershey, PA

april 01, 2016

Hofstra University Chamber Choir
David Fryling, conductor, Bryan Wysocki, marimba
Holy Family Catholic Community - Middletown, MD

april 02, 2016

Hofstra University Chamber Choir
David Fryling, conductor, Bryan Wysocki, marimba
Ebenezer United Church of Christ - Lynn, PA

april 03, 2016

Hofstra University Chamber Choir
David Fryling, conductor, Bryan Wysocki, marimba
Doylestown Presbyterian Church - Doylestown, PA

april 14, 2016

East Tennessee State University Chorale
Matthew Potterton, conductor; Tommy Boyer, marimba
Tennessee Music Educators Association Conference - Nashville, TN

april 15, 2016

Hofstra University Chamber Choir
David Fryling, conductor, Bryan Wysocki, marimba
Cathedral of the Incarnation - Garden City, NY

april 30, 2016

Brown University Chorus
Fred Jodry, conductor; Brian Calhoon, marimba
Brown University - Sayles Hall - Providence, RI

april 30, 2016

University of Minnesota Chamber Singers
Kathy Romey, conductor
Ted Mann Concert Hall - University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN

october 21, 2016

McGill University Chorus
Jean Sébastien-Vallée, conductor
McGill University - Montreal, Québec, Canada

december 01, 2016

Suffolk Singers
Alice Cavanaugh, director; Abby Fischer, marimba
Shea Theater - Suffolk County Community College - Selden, NY

december 02, 2016

Truman State University Cantoria
Mark Jennings, conductor
Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall - Kirksville, Missouri

december 03, 2016

VocalEssence
Philip Brunelle & G. Phillip Shoultz, conductors
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church - Apply Valley, MN

december 03, 2016

Truman State University Cantoria
Mark Jennings, conductor
Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall - Kirksville, Missouri

december 09, 2016

VocalEssence
Philip Brunelle & G. Phillip Shoultz, conductors
Roseville Lutheran Church - Roseville, MN

december 10, 2016

Suffolk Singers
Alice Cavanaugh, director; Abby Fischer, marimba
Christ Episcopal Church - Garden City, NY

december 10, 2016

VocalEssence
Philip Brunelle & G. Phillip Shoultz, conductors
Plymouth Congregational Church - Minneapolis, MN

december 11, 2016

VocalEssence
Philip Brunelle & G. Phillip Shoultz, conductors
Plymouth Congregational Church - Minneapolis, MN

january 26, 2017

Truman State University Cantoria
Mark Jennings, conductor
Missouri Music Educators Association
Tan-Tar-A Resort and Golf Course - Lake Ozark, Missouri

march 10, 2017

Anderson University Chorale
Richard Sowers, conductor
Peachtree Christian Church - Atlanta, Georgia

march 11, 2017

The Providence Singers
Christine Noel, conductor
Providence, RI

march 12, 2017

The Providence Singers
Christine Noel, conductor
Providence, RI

march 12, 2017

Anderson University Chorale
Richard Sowers, conductor
South Lake Wales Church of God - Lake Wales, Florida

march 14, 2017

Anderson University Chorale
Richard Sowers, conductor
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist - Savannah, Georgia

march 15, 2017

Anderson University Chorale
Richard Sowers, conductor
New Life Sanctuary - Brunswick, Georgia

march 16, 2017

Anderson University Chorale
Richard Sowers, conductor
Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica - Saint Simons Island, Georgia

march 17, 2017

Anderson University Chorale
Richard Sowers, conductor
Journey Point Church of God - Murfreesboro, Tennessee

march 18, 2017

Anderson University Chorale
Richard Sowers, conductor
Dayspring Church of God - Cincinnati, Ohio

march 19, 2017

Anderson University Chorale
Richard Sowers, conductor
Park Place Church of God - Anderson, Indiana

march 26, 2017

Anderson University Chorale
Richard Sowers, conductor
First Presbyterian Church - Columbus, Indiana

september 29, 2017

sounding light
Tom Trenney, conductor
Trinity Episcopal Church - Omaha, NE

september 30, 2017

sounding light
Tom Trenney, conductor
Dordt College - Sioux Center, IA

october 01, 2017

sounding light
Tom Trenney, conductor
First Plymouth Church - Lincoln, NE

november 17, 2017

Oakland University Chorale
Michael Mitchell, conductor
St. Irenaeus Church - Rochester Hills, MN

november 18, 2017

Oakland University Chorale
Michael Mitchell, conductor
St. Irenaeus Church - Rochester Hills, MN

december 01, 2017

Lewis & Clark Community Chorale
Katherine FitzGibbon, conductor, with Brett EE Pascal, marimba
Lewis & Clark College - Agnes Flanagan Chapel - Portland, OR

december 07, 2018

SUNY Oneonta Concert Choir
Paul S. Carter, conductor
SUNY Oneonta - Hunt Union - Oneonta, NY

october 05, 2019

Baylor University Chamber Singers
Brian A. Schmidt, director; Jenna Hernandez, conductor
Michael Lester, marimba
Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church - Dallas, TX

may 15, 2022

Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia
Dominick DiOrio, conductor
The Fillmore - Fishtown - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


scores


published:


commission

Commissioned by the Texas Two-Year College Choral Directors Association in celebration of their 40th anniversary and composed for the 2013 Texas Two-Year College All-State Choir, Joey M. Martin, conductor.


program note

Alleluia is joyous, celebratory, and invigorating music. I wanted to explore the percussive qualities of the voice and the lyrical capabilities of the marimba. The two instruments mesh well together, and each informs the other, contributing an energetic and propulsive drive to the work.


dominick smiling and looking out