dominickdiorio
conductor composer
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Woods in Winter

Choral Music

chorus a cappella

work detail

instrumentation: SATB (divisi) a cappella

completion date: july 2010

duration: 6 minutes

texts: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

events

4

A SERAPHIC FIRE CHRISTMAS

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor

Vanderbilt Presbyterian - Naples, FL

7:00 pm

Within a serene candle-lit setting, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will quiet and the a capella voices of Seraphic Fire will fill the room with musical peace and joy. Enjoy familiar favorites such as the hauntingly simple, yet lush Jesus Christ the Apple Tree and the enchanting Silent Night, and come away cherishing a newly discovered gem. Associate Conductor James K. Bass and the ensemble are pleased to present seasonal carols and heart-warming music in the 20th season of A Seraphic Fire Christmas. Featuring my work, Woods in Winter. More information and tickets.

7

A SERAPHIC FIRE CHRISTMAS

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor

St. Boniface Episcopal - Sarasota, FL

7:00 pm

Within a serene candle-lit setting, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will quiet and the a capella voices of Seraphic Fire will fill the room with musical peace and joy. Enjoy familiar favorites such as the hauntingly simple, yet lush Jesus Christ the Apple Tree and the enchanting Silent Night, and come away cherishing a newly discovered gem. Associate Conductor James K. Bass and the ensemble are pleased to present seasonal carols and heart-warming music in the 20th season of A Seraphic Fire Christmas. Featuring my work, Woods in Winter. More information and tickets.

9

A SERAPHIC FIRE CHRISTMAS

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor

St. Philip's Episcopal - Coral Gables, FL

7:00 pm

Within a serene candle-lit setting, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will quiet and the a capella voices of Seraphic Fire will fill the room with musical peace and joy. Enjoy familiar favorites such as the hauntingly simple, yet lush Jesus Christ the Apple Tree and the enchanting Silent Night, and come away cherishing a newly discovered gem. Associate Conductor James K. Bass and the ensemble are pleased to present seasonal carols and heart-warming music in the 20th season of A Seraphic Fire Christmas. Featuring my work, Woods in Winter. More information and tickets.

10

A SERAPHIC FIRE CHRISTMAS

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor

All Souls Episcopal - Miami Beach, FL

7:00 pm

Within a serene candle-lit setting, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will quiet and the a capella voices of Seraphic Fire will fill the room with musical peace and joy. Enjoy familiar favorites such as the hauntingly simple, yet lush Jesus Christ the Apple Tree and the enchanting Silent Night, and come away cherishing a newly discovered gem. Associate Conductor James K. Bass and the ensemble are pleased to present seasonal carols and heart-warming music in the 20th season of A Seraphic Fire Christmas. Featuring my work, Woods in Winter. More information and tickets.

11

A SERAPHIC FIRE CHRISTMAS

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor

All Saints Episcopal - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

7:00 pm

Within a serene candle-lit setting, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will quiet and the a capella voices of Seraphic Fire will fill the room with musical peace and joy. Enjoy familiar favorites such as the hauntingly simple, yet lush Jesus Christ the Apple Tree and the enchanting Silent Night, and come away cherishing a newly discovered gem. Associate Conductor James K. Bass and the ensemble are pleased to present seasonal carols and heart-warming music in the 20th season of A Seraphic Fire Christmas. Featuring my work, Woods in Winter. More information and tickets.

13

A SERAPHIC FIRE CHRISTMAS

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor

St. Gregory's Episcopal - Boca Raton, FL

7:00 pm

Within a serene candle-lit setting, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will quiet and the a capella voices of Seraphic Fire will fill the room with musical peace and joy. Enjoy familiar favorites such as the hauntingly simple, yet lush Jesus Christ the Apple Tree and the enchanting Silent Night, and come away cherishing a newly discovered gem. Associate Conductor James K. Bass and the ensemble are pleased to present seasonal carols and heart-warming music in the 20th season of A Seraphic Fire Christmas. Featuring my work, Woods in Winter. More information and tickets.

14

A SERAPHIC FIRE CHRISTMAS

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor

St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral - Miami, FL

7:30 pm

Within a serene candle-lit setting, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will quiet and the a capella voices of Seraphic Fire will fill the room with musical peace and joy. Enjoy familiar favorites such as the hauntingly simple, yet lush Jesus Christ the Apple Tree and the enchanting Silent Night, and come away cherishing a newly discovered gem. Associate Conductor James K. Bass and the ensemble are pleased to present seasonal carols and heart-warming music in the 20th season of A Seraphic Fire Christmas. Featuring my work, Woods in Winter. More information and tickets.

16

A SERAPHIC FIRE CHRISTMAS

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor

Church of the Little Flower - Coral Gables, FL

12:00 pm

Within a serene candle-lit setting, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will quiet and the a capella voices of Seraphic Fire will fill the room with musical peace and joy. Enjoy familiar favorites such as the hauntingly simple, yet lush Jesus Christ the Apple Tree and the enchanting Silent Night, and come away cherishing a newly discovered gem. Associate Conductor James K. Bass and the ensemble are pleased to present seasonal carols and heart-warming music in the 20th season of A Seraphic Fire Christmas. Featuring my work, Woods in Winter. More information and tickets.

18

A SERAPHIC FIRE CHRISTMAS

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center - Miami, FL

4:00 pm

Within a serene candle-lit setting, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will quiet and the a capella voices of Seraphic Fire will fill the room with musical peace and joy. Enjoy familiar favorites such as the hauntingly simple, yet lush Jesus Christ the Apple Tree and the enchanting Silent Night, and come away cherishing a newly discovered gem. Associate Conductor James K. Bass and the ensemble are pleased to present seasonal carols and heart-warming music in the 20th season of A Seraphic Fire Christmas. Featuring my work, Woods in Winter. More information and tickets.

audio

Woods in Winter

Matthew Curtis - choraltracks.com

Created by Matthew Curtis - choraltracks.com

performances

december 10, 2010 (premiere)

Winchester High School Choirs
Christopher Nickelson, director
Winchester High School - Winchester, MA

december 18, 2010

Winchester HS Choirs and Boston Choral Ensemble
Christopher Nickelson, conductor
Old South Church - Boston, MA

december 18, 2010

Winchester HS Choirs and Boston Choral Ensemble
Christopher Nickelson, conductor
St. Mary's Church - Winchester, MA

december 11, 2019

Seraphic FIre
James K. Bass, guest conductor
First Miami Presbyterian - Miami, FL

december 12, 2019

Seraphic FIre
James K. Bass, guest conductor
St. Gregory's Episcopal - Boca Raton, FL

december 13, 2019

Seraphic FIre
James K. Bass, guest conductor
First United Methodist - Coral Gables, FL

december 14, 2019

Seraphic FIre
James K. Bass, guest conductor
All Souls Episcopal - Miami Beach, FL

december 15, 2019

Seraphic FIre
James K. Bass, guest conductor
All Saints Episcopal - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

december 17, 2019

Seraphic FIre
James K. Bass, guest conductor
Sunshine Cathedral - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

december 19, 2019

Seraphic FIre
James K. Bass, guest conductor
Vanderbilt Presbyterian - Naples, FL

december 20, 2019

Seraphic FIre
James K. Bass, guest conductor
St. Philip's Episcopal - Coral Gables, FL

december 22, 2019

Seraphic FIre
James K. Bass, guest conductor
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts - Cutler Bay, FL

december 04, 2022

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor - Vanderbilt Presbyterian - Naples, FL

december 07, 2022

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor - St. Boniface Episcopal - Sarasota, FL

december 09, 2022

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor - St. Philip's Episcopal - Coral Gables, FL

december 10, 2022

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor - All Souls Episcopal - Miami Beach, FL

december 11, 2022

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor - All Saints Episcopal - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

december 13, 2022

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor - St. Gregory's Episcopal - Boca Raton, FL

december 14, 2022

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor - St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church - Miami, FL

december 16, 2022

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor - Church of the Little Flower - Coral Gables, FL

december 18, 2022

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor - South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center - Miami, FL

scores

purchase

publisher: DD3 Publications, Distributed by Graphite Publishing

Purchase

commission

Commissioned by the Winchester High School Choirs; Christopher Nickelson, director

program note

Woods in Winter was written at the request of my dear friend Chris Nickelson for his outstanding high school choruses at Winchester High School in Winchester, MA. 

The work is based upon a poem of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and evokes a still winter scene, without any hint of the religious overtones that usually accompany much winter music. 

The work is dedicated fondly to Chris. 

information

events

4

A SERAPHIC FIRE CHRISTMAS

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor

Vanderbilt Presbyterian - Naples, FL

7:00 pm

Within a serene candle-lit setting, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will quiet and the a capella voices of Seraphic Fire will fill the room with musical peace and joy. Enjoy familiar favorites such as the hauntingly simple, yet lush Jesus Christ the Apple Tree and the enchanting Silent Night, and come away cherishing a newly discovered gem. Associate Conductor James K. Bass and the ensemble are pleased to present seasonal carols and heart-warming music in the 20th season of A Seraphic Fire Christmas. Featuring my work, Woods in Winter. More information and tickets.

7

A SERAPHIC FIRE CHRISTMAS

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor

St. Boniface Episcopal - Sarasota, FL

7:00 pm

Within a serene candle-lit setting, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will quiet and the a capella voices of Seraphic Fire will fill the room with musical peace and joy. Enjoy familiar favorites such as the hauntingly simple, yet lush Jesus Christ the Apple Tree and the enchanting Silent Night, and come away cherishing a newly discovered gem. Associate Conductor James K. Bass and the ensemble are pleased to present seasonal carols and heart-warming music in the 20th season of A Seraphic Fire Christmas. Featuring my work, Woods in Winter. More information and tickets.

9

A SERAPHIC FIRE CHRISTMAS

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor

St. Philip's Episcopal - Coral Gables, FL

7:00 pm

Within a serene candle-lit setting, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will quiet and the a capella voices of Seraphic Fire will fill the room with musical peace and joy. Enjoy familiar favorites such as the hauntingly simple, yet lush Jesus Christ the Apple Tree and the enchanting Silent Night, and come away cherishing a newly discovered gem. Associate Conductor James K. Bass and the ensemble are pleased to present seasonal carols and heart-warming music in the 20th season of A Seraphic Fire Christmas. Featuring my work, Woods in Winter. More information and tickets.

10

A SERAPHIC FIRE CHRISTMAS

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor

All Souls Episcopal - Miami Beach, FL

7:00 pm

Within a serene candle-lit setting, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will quiet and the a capella voices of Seraphic Fire will fill the room with musical peace and joy. Enjoy familiar favorites such as the hauntingly simple, yet lush Jesus Christ the Apple Tree and the enchanting Silent Night, and come away cherishing a newly discovered gem. Associate Conductor James K. Bass and the ensemble are pleased to present seasonal carols and heart-warming music in the 20th season of A Seraphic Fire Christmas. Featuring my work, Woods in Winter. More information and tickets.

11

A SERAPHIC FIRE CHRISTMAS

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor

All Saints Episcopal - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

7:00 pm

Within a serene candle-lit setting, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will quiet and the a capella voices of Seraphic Fire will fill the room with musical peace and joy. Enjoy familiar favorites such as the hauntingly simple, yet lush Jesus Christ the Apple Tree and the enchanting Silent Night, and come away cherishing a newly discovered gem. Associate Conductor James K. Bass and the ensemble are pleased to present seasonal carols and heart-warming music in the 20th season of A Seraphic Fire Christmas. Featuring my work, Woods in Winter. More information and tickets.

13

A SERAPHIC FIRE CHRISTMAS

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor

St. Gregory's Episcopal - Boca Raton, FL

7:00 pm

Within a serene candle-lit setting, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will quiet and the a capella voices of Seraphic Fire will fill the room with musical peace and joy. Enjoy familiar favorites such as the hauntingly simple, yet lush Jesus Christ the Apple Tree and the enchanting Silent Night, and come away cherishing a newly discovered gem. Associate Conductor James K. Bass and the ensemble are pleased to present seasonal carols and heart-warming music in the 20th season of A Seraphic Fire Christmas. Featuring my work, Woods in Winter. More information and tickets.

14

A SERAPHIC FIRE CHRISTMAS

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor

St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral - Miami, FL

7:30 pm

Within a serene candle-lit setting, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will quiet and the a capella voices of Seraphic Fire will fill the room with musical peace and joy. Enjoy familiar favorites such as the hauntingly simple, yet lush Jesus Christ the Apple Tree and the enchanting Silent Night, and come away cherishing a newly discovered gem. Associate Conductor James K. Bass and the ensemble are pleased to present seasonal carols and heart-warming music in the 20th season of A Seraphic Fire Christmas. Featuring my work, Woods in Winter. More information and tickets.

16

A SERAPHIC FIRE CHRISTMAS

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor

Church of the Little Flower - Coral Gables, FL

12:00 pm

Within a serene candle-lit setting, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will quiet and the a capella voices of Seraphic Fire will fill the room with musical peace and joy. Enjoy familiar favorites such as the hauntingly simple, yet lush Jesus Christ the Apple Tree and the enchanting Silent Night, and come away cherishing a newly discovered gem. Associate Conductor James K. Bass and the ensemble are pleased to present seasonal carols and heart-warming music in the 20th season of A Seraphic Fire Christmas. Featuring my work, Woods in Winter. More information and tickets.

18

A SERAPHIC FIRE CHRISTMAS

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center - Miami, FL

4:00 pm

Within a serene candle-lit setting, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will quiet and the a capella voices of Seraphic Fire will fill the room with musical peace and joy. Enjoy familiar favorites such as the hauntingly simple, yet lush Jesus Christ the Apple Tree and the enchanting Silent Night, and come away cherishing a newly discovered gem. Associate Conductor James K. Bass and the ensemble are pleased to present seasonal carols and heart-warming music in the 20th season of A Seraphic Fire Christmas. Featuring my work, Woods in Winter. More information and tickets.


audio

Woods in Winter

Matthew Curtis - choraltracks.com

Created by Matthew Curtis - choraltracks.com


performances

december 10, 2010 (premiere)

Winchester High School Choirs
Christopher Nickelson, director
Winchester High School - Winchester, MA

december 18, 2010

Winchester HS Choirs and Boston Choral Ensemble
Christopher Nickelson, conductor
Old South Church - Boston, MA

december 18, 2010

Winchester HS Choirs and Boston Choral Ensemble
Christopher Nickelson, conductor
St. Mary's Church - Winchester, MA

december 11, 2019

Seraphic FIre
James K. Bass, guest conductor
First Miami Presbyterian - Miami, FL

december 12, 2019

Seraphic FIre
James K. Bass, guest conductor
St. Gregory's Episcopal - Boca Raton, FL

december 13, 2019

Seraphic FIre
James K. Bass, guest conductor
First United Methodist - Coral Gables, FL

december 14, 2019

Seraphic FIre
James K. Bass, guest conductor
All Souls Episcopal - Miami Beach, FL

december 15, 2019

Seraphic FIre
James K. Bass, guest conductor
All Saints Episcopal - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

december 17, 2019

Seraphic FIre
James K. Bass, guest conductor
Sunshine Cathedral - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

december 19, 2019

Seraphic FIre
James K. Bass, guest conductor
Vanderbilt Presbyterian - Naples, FL

december 20, 2019

Seraphic FIre
James K. Bass, guest conductor
St. Philip's Episcopal - Coral Gables, FL

december 22, 2019

Seraphic FIre
James K. Bass, guest conductor
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts - Cutler Bay, FL

december 04, 2022

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor - Vanderbilt Presbyterian - Naples, FL

december 07, 2022

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor - St. Boniface Episcopal - Sarasota, FL

december 09, 2022

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor - St. Philip's Episcopal - Coral Gables, FL

december 10, 2022

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor - All Souls Episcopal - Miami Beach, FL

december 11, 2022

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor - All Saints Episcopal - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

december 13, 2022

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor - St. Gregory's Episcopal - Boca Raton, FL

december 14, 2022

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor - St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church - Miami, FL

december 16, 2022

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor - Church of the Little Flower - Coral Gables, FL

december 18, 2022

Seraphic Fire - James K. Bass, conductor - South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center - Miami, FL


scores


press


published


commission

Commissioned by the Winchester High School Choirs; Christopher Nickelson, director


program note

Woods in Winter was written at the request of my dear friend Chris Nickelson for his outstanding high school choruses at Winchester High School in Winchester, MA. 

The work is based upon a poem of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and evokes a still winter scene, without any hint of the religious overtones that usually accompany much winter music. 

The work is dedicated fondly to Chris. 


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