Sunday, November 10, 2019

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Pilgrims of Destiny at NCCO8

Future performances of Gena Branscombe's Pilgrims of Destiny are in the making.  November 7-9, conductor Dan Ryan attended the National Collegiate Choral Organization conference at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Dan created and presented a poster about Gena Branscombe, the history of Pilgrims of Destiny and this past April's concert at Clark University.  With the interest generated from Dan's work, Gena's romantic American oratorio will be heard in colleges and cities across the country.

Thanks, Dan!


Sunday, July 21, 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Pictures from the Concert

Over two weeks ago, the Clark University Choir with orchestra and soloists presented Gena Branscombe's Pilgrims of Destiny.  The previous post thanked every person involved with the concert.  What beautiful singing, playing and conducting.  


Student Soloists

Choir and Orchestra with conductor, Dan Ryan


Friday, May 3, 2019

Saturday evening, April 27, 2019 at Clark University's Atwood Hall was a beautiful performance of Gena Branscombe's oratorio, Pilgrims of Destiny.  

Congratulations to conductor Dan Ryan for leading the combined forces of a chorus of nearly 100, a children's chorus, soloists Joe Burke, Jay Verchin, Ramsey Kurdi, Frank Walker, Stefan Barner, Kristin Fahning, Ron Williams, Emily Harmon, Jennifer Carraluzzi, Sydney Pepper, Alison Lamb and Sam Rubin.  Job well done everyone!  

To all of the Clark University students who helped enter the original score into Finale, thank you.  It was an enormous task and we did it.  Now on to making edits and corrections.

Below is the link to the audio recording of Saturday evening's performance.  Enjoy listening to this dramatic gorgeous music.  

May Pilgrims of Destiny have many more performances in the future!


Sunday, April 21, 2019

Joe Burke will sing the part of the First Mate in Gena Branscombe's Pilgrims of Destiny.  We look forward to hearing him perform this important role!  Click below to read more about Joe!

On Saturday, April 27, Dan Ryan, Director of Choral Activities at Clark University, will lead the choirs, soloists, children's choir and orchestra in this dramatic oratorio.


From the Worcester Telegram, an article about the upcoming performance of Gena Branscombe's Pilgrims of Destiny.  Thank you to Richard Duckett for writing this great article.