CASP Commissions

Our Board and wide array of Artistic Partners all take great pride in the work that we do at CASP.

Through a combination of commission sponsors, donor support and artistic good will, we have commissioned several new works to date and have only just begun. Please have a look below for a history of our announced commissions to-date.

  • 2012 Brian Harman — Sewing the Earthworm (text by David Brock)
    Premiered by soprano Carla Huhtanen and pianist Steven Philcox
    Recording | Details & Score
  • 2013 Norbert Palej — Cloud Light (text by Jan Zwicky)
    Score | Recording available on Centrediscs
    Premiered by tenor Lawrence Wiliford and pianist Steven Philcox
    *Roger D. Moore
  • 2013 Brian Current Extreme Positions and Birefringence (text by bpNichol and Christian Bök)
    Score for Birefringence | Score for Extreme Positions
    Premiered by soprano Simone Osborne and pianist Anne Larlee for Jeunesses Musicale Canada
  • 2014 James Rolfe — Moths (text by André Alexis)
    Details & Score | Video
    Premiered by baritone Brett Polegato and pianist Steven Philcox
    *Ontario Arts Council & Canada Council for the Arts
  • 2015 Marjan Mozetich — Enchantments of Gwendolyn (text: Gwendolyn McEwen)
    Details & Score | Video
    Premiered by mezzo-soprano Allyson McHardy and pianist Adam Sherkin
    *Cynthia Tape
  • 2015 Peter TiefenbachThe Long Walk Home (text by James Ostime)
    Premiered by baritone Geoffrey Sirett and pianist Peter Tiefenbach
    *Chung-Wai Chow & John Wright
  • 2015 Erik RossThe Living Spectacle (text by Charles Baudelaire – Roy Campbell, translation )
    Premiered by soprano Ambur Braid and pianist Steven Philcox
    *Peter Deeb
  • 2016 Tawnie Olson — Three Songs on Poems of Lorri Neilsen Glenn (text by Lorri Nelsien Glenn)
    Premiered by soprano Magali Simard-Galdès and pianist Olivier Hébert-Bouchard for Jeunesses Musicale Canada
    Score | Recording available through CDbaby and iTunes
  • 2017 Ana Sokolovicdawn always begins in the bones (texts by various Canadian writers)
    Premiered by COC Ensemble Studio (Quartet) and Liz Upchurch
    *Canada Council for the Arts
  • 2018 Jeffrey Ryan — Miss Carr in Seven Scenes (texts by Emily Carr)
    Premiered by mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó and pianist Steven Philcox
  • 2019 Dean BurrySea Variations (texts by E. J. Pratt)
    Premiered by tenor Michael Colvin and pianist Steven Philcox
    *Ontario Arts Council
  • 2019 Abigail Richardson-SchulteAnother Day (texts by various from UNHCR and COSTI publication of poetry)
    Premiered by sopranos Ana-Sophie Nehr and Alexandra Smither for Jeunesses Musicale Canada

*denotes commission sponsor

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