Last year, BYU Singers premiered my setting of “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear.” It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Dr. Staheli did a fantastic job interpreting the piece and the Singers made it sound so gorgeous. Soon after, I discovered that BYU Radio (which broadcast the concert world wide) sent the recording to American Public Media’s Performance Today, hosted by Fred Child. Performance Today is easily one of the most respected, nationally broadcast radio programs in America with about 1.3 million listeners a week. Needless to say, I about died when I was told that “Midnight Clear,”would be given this unbelievable honor.
Well now, I just found out that “Midnight Clear” will be rebroadcast on Performance Today on December 16th. I’m not exactly sure when, but sometime during their two hours. You can go to their website and listen to it streaming online. I’m so thrilled that this piece has a lasting impression on people and that it’s not just a one time fling. Thank you Fred Child (I know you’re not the only one who makes the calls over there, but thanks anyway)!
Update: It’ll be broadcast during the last ten minutes of the first hour. So 6:50 to 7:00 PM Mountain time (i think).