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Where in America....?
~ Some Domestic Performances ~
Vol.19 - November, 2015


~ Brad Nelson's choral music has been performed in concert halls, schools, churches, and by community groups throughout the United States ~

In addition to many International Performances, Brad's music has been heard throughout America.  Most recently, "How Can I Keep From Singing? was commissioned by the Choral Consortium of San Diego and received its world premiere by 1000 singers, accompanied by the Spreckels Organ (the world's largest outdoor instrument!) during the Centennial of famous Balboa Park.  This composition was recently featured at an "All-Conference Sing" of all attendees at the 2016 Western Division Convention of the American Choral Director's Association in Pasadena.  Also, his music has been widely performed by many choirs throughout the state of California.

Click on any titles below to see scores and hear recordings of each piece
Click on scenic images to enlarge them

 

 

 

 

2016 Western Division Convention
Pasadena, California

 

 

How Can I Keep From Singing?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONCERT HALLS

 

 

CHICAGO SYMPHONY HALL
Chicago, Illinois

 

A New Kyrie

 

Heritage Festival of Gold

 

 

ELLIE CAULKINS OPERA HOUSE
Denver, Colorado

Colorado Children's Chorale
Deborah DeSantis, Artistic Director

 

 

THE KENNEDY CENTER
Washington, D.C.

 

Gladde Things

 

Heritage Festival of Gold

 

 

 
The old Fox Theater....

COPLEY SYMPHONY HALL
San Diego, California

Break Forth, O Beauteous Heav'nly Light
Sing Lullaby

from "The Feast Of Lights"

 

 

 

 

 


     Bradley Nelson, Conductor


Christmas Concert
College Avenue Baptist Church 
Chancel Choir and Orchestra

 

 

 

.... remodeled as Copley Symphony Hall

 

 

CARNEGIE HALL
New York, New York

 

She Walks In Beauty

 

 

El Camino College, CA
Joanna Nachef, Director

 

 

SPRECKELS ORGAN PAVILION
Balboa Park
San Diego, California

How Can I Keep From Singing?

World Premiere by the
"San Diego Sings! Festival Chorus" of 1000 Voices
Patrick Walders, Conductor

Choral Club of San Diego
Encore Vocal Ensemble
Escondido Choral Arts Center Children's Chorus
Escondido Choral Arts Center Chorale
First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego Women's Chorus

La Jolla Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir
La Jolla Symphony Chorus
Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Choir
Pacific Coast Harmony
Pacific Women's Chorus

Peninsula Singers
SACRA/PROFANA
San Diego Children's Choir
San Diego Chinese Choral Society
San Diego Chorus, Sweet Adelines International

San Diego Gay Men's Chorus
San Diego Mannskor, Norwegian Men's Chorus
San Diego North Coast Singers
San Diego Sun Harbor Barbershop Chorus
San Diego Women's Chorus

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHOOLS

 

 


Redlands, California

Arise, Shine; For Thy Light Is Come
from "The Feast Of Lights"
University Choir
Jeffrey Rickard, Director

Thoughts
Entreation
Concert Choir
Erwin Ruff, Director

 

 


Rochester, New York

Entreation
What The Thunder Said
Thoughts

Eastman Chorale
Robert DeCormier, Director

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI "OLE MISS"
Donald Trott, Director
Oxford, Mississippi

In Flanders Fields
Agnus Dei

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
Jeffrey Gemmell, Director
Boulder, Colorado

 

 

 


Anna Hamre, Director
Fresno, California

 

She Walks In Beauty
Gladde Things
How Can I Keep From Singing?

Commissioned by Anne Hamre:
For Whom The Bell Tolls
This Central Garden

 

 

 

Des Moines, Iowa

Sweet Are The Lips Of All That Sing

Aimee Beckmann-Collier, Director

 

 

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
Kevin Fenton, Director
Tallahassee, Florida

In Flanders Fields

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
Daniel Abraham, Director
Washington, D.C.

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
Norah Duncan, Director
Detroit, Michigan

 

 

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY
Charlene Archibeque, Director
San Jose, California

 

Gladde Things

YUBA COLLEGE
Joaquina Johnson, Director
Yuba City, California

 

 

See Musings Volume 11

Fresno State
San Francisco State
San Jose State

Chico State
Sacramento State

CSU Stanislaus
CSU Long Beach

 

 

 
HARVARD-WESTLAKE SCHOOL
Rodger Guerrero, Former Director
North Hollywood, California

Gladde Things

 

PASADENA CITY COLLEGE
Rodger Guerrero, Current Director
Pasadena, California

 

 


Merryl directed the choral program at Granite Hills High School
for nineteen years from 1993 to 2012


El Cajon, California

Merryl Nelson just happens to be the wife of composer Brad Nelson (over 43 years of marriage!).  She has championed all of his choral music written for;

High School Choirs

... and most of his music composed for;

College and University Choirs

Merryl Nelson, Director
  (California Choral Director of the Year, 2010)          


St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
The Granite Hills choirs traveled throughout Europe on four overseas tours

 

 

Fullerton Union High School
Fullerton, California

How Can I Keep From Singing?

 
Scott Hedgecock, Director

 

 


Austin Thorpe, Director
Herriman, Utah

A Clear Midnight
World Premiere in 2016!

Agnus Dei
In Flanders Fields
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
She Walks In Beauty

Good King Wenceslas
Gladde Things
Sweet Are The Lips Of AllThat Sing
An Irish Love Duet


The 2015-2016 Chamber Singers of Herriman High School,
soon to perform the world premiere of "A Clear Midnight"

 

 

 


Joshua Habermann, Director
San Francisco, California

Gladde Things

MUSIC ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES
STATE CONFERENCE
Joshua Habermann, Guest Conductor
San Francisco, California

She Walks In Beauty

Las Positas College - Livermore, CA
Los Angeles City College
West Valley College - Saratoga, CA
Solano Community College - Fairfield, CA
Long Beach City College
Consumnes River College - Sacramento, CA
Cuesta College - San Luis Obispo, CA
MiraCosta College - Oceanside, CA
Glendale Community College
El Camino College - Torrance, CA
Diablo Valley College - Pleasant Hill, CA
Allan Hancock College - Santa Maria, CA
Bakersfield College

 

 

 

 

Broward County High School Honor Chorus - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Virginia State District I Choir - Glen Allen, VA
New York All-State Honor Choir - Ithaca College, NY
Douglas County Honor Chorus - Douglasville, GA
San Diego High School Honor Choir - San Diego, CA
Denton District Honor Choir - Denton, MT
Cape Cod High School Choral Festival - Harwich, MA
Regional Honor Choirs throughout California

... and more

HONOR CHOIRS

 
Sweet Are The Lips Of All That Sing
In Flanders Fields
She Walks In Beauty
An Irish Love Duet
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

 


CHORAL FESTIVALS

Vermont International Choral Festival - Berlin, VT
South Dakota State University, Festival of Mixed Voices - Brookings ,SD
University of Southern Mississippi - Hattiesburg, MS
Florida State University Summer Choral Camps - Tallahassee, FL
Cape Cod Choral Festival - Cape Cod, MA
Tennessee Arts Academy - Nashville, TN
Crystal Children's Choir Summer Music Camp - San Jose, CA
Hastings College Choral Festival - Hastings, NE
Episcopal Church of the Advent Choir Camp - Cape May, NJ

... and more

 

 

 


Oceanside, California

She Walks In Beauty

 

Arlie Langager, Director

 

 

EL DIAMANTE HIGH SCHOOL
Visalia, California

John Sorber, Director

Have We Not Stood Here Like Trees In The Ground Long Enough?

Commissoned by John Sorber and the El Diamante Choirs:
A Psalm of Life (World Premiere)
There Will Come Soft Rains (World Premiere)

 

 

CAL STATE UNIVERSITY STANISLAUS
Turlock, California

 
She Walks In Beauty
In Flanders Fields
There Will Come Soft Rains


Daniel Afonso, Director

 

 


Sacramento, California

Sweet Are The Lips Of All That Sing

Donald Kendrick, Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHURCHES

 

 

SOUTH MAIN BAPTIST CHURCH
Houston, Texas

Thomas Coker, Minister of Music

Gladde Things
Christ, The Precious Living Stone
A New Kyrie
Agnus Dei
Be Thou My Vision
Come, Christians, Join To Sing
All Things Bright and Beautiful

Commissioned by Thomas Coker:
My Song Is Love Unknown

 

 

 

 

CASTLEVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH
Indianapolis, Indiana

Brad directed this music ministry from 1976 to 1983...  Consequently, the choir sang most of his sacred works at one time or another!

~ Click below to see his complete ~
Sacred Music Catalogue
Brad Nelson, Director of Music

 

 

 

 


Frederick Burgomaster, Director


Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys

 

 

 


Bill Golden, Director
Los Altos, California

An Irish Love Duet
Arise, Shine; For Thy Light Is Come
Gladde Things

 

 


Encinitas, California

 
How Can I Keep From Singing?

 

William Hatcher, Director

 

 

COLLEGE AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH
San Diego, California

Brad directed this music ministry from 1984 to 1995.  It was the largest church music program in San Diego.  Consequently, the choir sang most of his sacred works at one time or another!

~ Click below to see his entire ~
Sacred Music Catalogue


Brad Nelson, Director of Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY GROUPS

 

 

ALEXANDRIA CHORAL SOCIETY
Alexandria, Virginia

Alleluia

 


Brian Gendron, Director

 

 

OREGON REPERTORY SINGERS
Portland, Oregon

An Irish Love Duet


Gil Seeley, Director

 

 

 

 


Baltimore, Maryland

 

Jamaica, Farewell!

Stephen Holmes,
Artistic Director

 

 

She Walks In Beauty

  Martin Wright, Director

 

 

FRESNO COMMUNITY CHORUS
Fresno, California

Commissioned for their 50th Anniversary
This Central Garden

Anna Hamre, Director

 

 


San Diego, California

 

 

Sweet Are The Lips Of All That Sing

Juan Carlos Acosta, Associate Director

 

 

CHORUS AUSTIN
Ryan Heller, Director
Austin, Texas

Gladde Things
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming

 
SOLI DEO GLORIA CHOIR
Gary De Kler, Director
Colorado Springs, Colorado




 

 

THE CHAUTAUQUA INSTITUTION
Chautauqua, New York

 

 
How Can I Keep From Singing?

 

Jared Jacobsen, Organist
 and Director of Sacred Music

 

 

WIMBERLEY COMMUNITY CHORUS
Thomas Coker, Director
Wimberley, Texas

 

Gladde Things
How Can I Keep From Singing?

 

 

SORELLE WOMEN'S CHORUS
Encinitas, California


Sally Husch Dean, Director

 

In Flanders Fields
Agnus Dei
How Can I Keep From Singing?

 

 

 

Joined by the ....
SCHOLA PACIFICA
MEN'S CHORUS
Max Chodos, Director
San Diego, California

 

 

WILLIAMSPORT CIVIC CHORUS
Williamsport, Pennsylvania

For Whom The Bell Tolls

Ned Wetherald, Director

 

 

SHENANDOAH VALLEY MEN'S CHORUS
Harrison, Virginia

Jay Hartzler, Director

Agnus Dei (TBB)

HARRISON MENNONITE CHURCH MEN'S CHOIR
Les Helmuth, Director
Harrison, Virginia

 

 

WHITE HERON CHORALE
Appleton, Wisconsin

 

Gladde Things


Rick Bjella, Director

 

 

 


SAN LUIS OBISPO VOCAL ARTS ENSEMBLE
San Luis Obispo, California

Good King Wenceslas

  Gary Lamprecht, Director

 

 

KEY CHORALE
Joseph Caulkins, Director
Sarasota, Florida

An Irish Love Duet
Arise, My Love, My Fair One

 
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SYMPHONY CHORUS
Joseph Caulkins, Director
Fort Meyers, Florida

 


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