Performances & Premieres

For upcoming performances and premieres, check out the list below or subscribe for updates. For any questions regarding locations, times, or tickets, or to report a performance of an Alexis Ward composition, please visit the contact page

"TBA"

Monday, June 28th, 2021

Premiere

 

Alexis was recently commissioned to compose a multi movement work for choir and orchestra to be premiered at Carnegie Hall by the choirs of Ola High School and the New England Symphony Orchestra. More information to come soon!

 

Carnegie Hall

New York, NY

"Tu Lumen"

Sunday, February 9th, 2020

Performance

 

The Choir of St. David's will be performing "Tu Lumen" as a part of their regular worship service on the fifth Sunday after Epiphany. Alexis will also be interviewed and featured in the church's podcast series "Sundays in Song". For more information about the music program at St. David's, please visit https://www.stdavidsrolandpark.com

 

St. David's Episcopal Church

Baltimore, MD

"Called to Your Service"

Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at 9:30am

Performance

 

"Called to Your Service" was originally premiered as a movement of a larger choral orchestral work in Georgia in 2017. For this performance, the Chancel Choir of Trinity Presbyterian Church of Wilmington, Delaware will be performing the song as a stand alone piece for choir and piano accompaniment. 

 

Trinity Presbyterian Church

Wilmington, DE

"For His Glory"

Sunday, October 20th, 2019 at 9:30am

Performance

 

"For His Glory" was originally premiered as a movement of a larger choral orchestral work in Georgia in 2017. For this performance, the Chancel Choir of Trinity Presbyterian Church of Wilmington, Delaware will be performing the song as a stand alone piece for choir, trumpet, and piano accompaniment. 

 

Trinity Presbyterian Church

Wilmington, DE

"The Covington Carols"

Sunday, December 16th, 2018 at 11:00am

Premiere

 

"The Covington Carols" is the latest cantata by Alexis Renee Ward and will be premiered by the music ministry of First Presbyterian Church of Covington on the 3rd week of Advent. This multi-movement work features familiar Christmas tunes and texts such as "Twas in the Moon of Wintertime", "Rise Up Shepherd and Follow", "Break Forth, O Beauteous, Heavenly Light", "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night", and more. The work is set for SATB choir, bell choir, instrumental ensemble, soprano soloist, and baritone soloist. 

 

First Presbyterian Church of Covington

Covington, GA

"i carry your heart"

Sunday, November 18th, 2018 at 5:00pm

Performance

 

This will be the second performance of "i carry your heart" since its original premiere in October. The performance will take place at Sacred Heart Oratory as a part of the concert "Bach to the Future" featuring Westminster Choir College's Kantorei and the Choir School of Delaware. The piece will be directed by Arreon Harley-Emerson.

 

Sacred Heart Oratory

Wilmington, DE

"i carry your heart"

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

Premiere

 

Commissioned for the wedding of Arreon Harley and Thomas Emerson, this poem by e.e. cummings will be set for SATB a cappella chorus and soprano soloist. The premiere will take place during the wedding ceremony at the historic Christ Church Christiana Hundred by the Cathedral Choir School of Delaware under the direction of Jack Burnam.

 

Christ Church Christiana Hundred

Wilmington, DE

"God Be With You"

Sunday, August 5th, 2018 at 11:00am

Premiere

 

This will be the world premiere of "God Be With You" for SATB choir, handbell choir, organ, and piano. The piece features melodies from several familiar hymns and was written in honor of Rev. Billy Wade's retirement and 30 years of service to First Presbyterian Church of Covington. 

 

First Presbyterian Church of Covington

Covington, GA

"For His Glory"

Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 6:00pm

Performance

 

This piece, originally set for SATB choir and orchestra, has been rearranged for Greensboro Chamber Choir's summer concert, Greensboro Hymn Festival 2018. This will be the first performance of the version for SATB choir, flute, piano, and brass quintet. The piece features familiar hymn melodies and text by Fanny Crosby. 

 

Lake Oconee Lutheran Church

Eatonton, GA

"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"

Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 6:00pm

Performance

 

The latest performance of this piece will be featured on the program of Greensboro Chamber Choir's summer program, Greensboro Hymn Festival 2018. The arrangement is set for SATB choir, baritone soloist, and piano.

 

Lake Oconee Lutheran Church

Covington, GA

"I Will Praise Him While I Live"

Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 11:00am

Performance

 

This will be the first performance of the soprano version of this piece originally set for tenor and piano. The piece features the words of Fanny Crosby and will be offered during worship in the traditional service at First Presbyterian Church of Covington. 

 

First Presbyterian Church of Covington

Covington, GA

"La Prière du Seigneur"

Friday, May 4th, 2018 at 7:30pm

Performance 

 

This performance of "La Prière du Seigneur" will be featured on the Choir School of Delaware Pro Series concert, "Adam's Rib: Exploring Music Made Possible By Women". This will also be the first performance of the baritone setting of this piece. Originally written for tenor solo and piano, this French setting of "The Lord's Prayer" was dedicated to those who lost their lives during the terror attack in France on November 13th, 2015.

 

Hanover Presbyterian Church

Wilmington, DE

"Because He Lives"

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 at 6:00pm

Premiere

 

This is the world premiere of a new Easter cantata composed for the Greensboro Chamber Choir. The multi-movement work for SATB choir, soloists, narrator, and orchestra includes familiar Easter melodies including "Tell Me the Stories of Jesus", "I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light", "All Glory Laud and Honor", "He Lives!", and more. 

 

Lake Oconee Lutheran Church

Eatonton, GA

"Jesus Came Down"

Sunday, March 18th, 2018 at 11:00am

Premiere

 

This will be the world premiere of "Jesus Came Down" for SATB choir and piano. The piece features melodies from the hymn "Jesus the Very Thought of Thee" with original lyrics composed by Alexis Ward.

 

First Presbyterian Church of Covington

Covington, GA

"Christus Factus Est"

February 23rd, 2018

Performance 

 

This piece, originally commissioned in 2010, will be performed by the new professional chamber ensemble, Sine Nomine. The piece is set for a cappella SSATBB choir and features optional soprano and tenor solos. The piece is also available with string quintet or organ accompaniment. 

 

St. Elizabeth's Parish

Wilmington, DE

"Who Knows If The Moon's"

February 2018

Performance 

 

The premier choral ensemble of the Frost School of Music, the Frost Chorale will be performing this a cappella piece for SATB choir and soprano/tenor soloists. The piece is being workshopped and performed under the direction of Chris McGinely and Dr. Karen Kennedy.

 

University of Miami, Frost School of Music

Miami, FL

"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"

Sunday, February 18th, 2018 at 11:00am

Performance 

 

The Sanctuary Choir of First Presbyterian Church combined with members of the Greensboro Chamber Choir will be sharing this offering during worship at First Presbyterian Church of Covington. It will feature baritone soloist, Vern Sumner.

 

First Presbyterian Church of Covington

Covington, GA

"Tu Lumen"

Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 7:30pm and Sunday, November 19th, 2017 at 3:00pm

Performance 

 

The Richmond Concert Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Ryan Tibbetts will be performing "Tu Lumen". The piece will be featured on their Fall 2017 concert, Light in the Darkness. The community group is offering two performances of this program at local churches in Richmond, Virginia.    

 

Bethlehem Lutheran Church &

All Saints Episcopal Church

Richmond, VA

"Awake, O Sleeper"

November 2017

Performance 

 

This piece, originally scored for choir and orchestra, will have its first performance for choir and organ by the Choir School of Delaware under the direction of Arreon Harley. 

St. Ann Parish

Wilmington, DE

"Through the Eyes of the Doubter"

April 2017

Premiere 

 

This brand new eleven-movement work for choir, narrator, soloists, and orchestra will be premiered at the South Campus of Greensboro FUMC. The piece was composed for the Greensboro Chamber Choir and was recently featured in a workshop with the choir and with grammy award winning conductor, Charles Bruffy. "Through the Eyes of the Doubter" is just under an hour long and follows the story of Easter as told through the eyes of the apostle Thomas.

 

Greensboro First United Methodist

Greensboro, GA

"A Late Walk"

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 7:00pm

Performance 

 

Originally commissioned and premiered by their director, Mindy Martin, the women's choir of Ola High School is bringing this piece to life again two years later. This time, the piece will be featured in a workshop with Grammy award winning conductor, Charles Bruffy and performed in a collaborative concert at First Baptist Church of Griffin. 

 

First Baptist Church

Griffin, GA

"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"

Sunday, January 24th, 2016 at 9:15am and 11:00am

Premiere 

 

This brand new arrangement for SATB Choir and bass soloist will be premiered at the South Campus and North Campus of Greensboro FUMC. The piece was commissioned for the dedication of the new Carillon bells and in memory of Bob Forlaw.

 

Greensboro First United Methodist

Greensboro, GA

                                                                              

"In Memoriam"

Sunday, January 24th, 2016 at 9:15am

Premiere  

 

This brand new piece for solo organ will be premiered at the South Campus of Greensboro FUMC. The piece was commissioned for the dedication of the new Carillon bells and in memory of Bob Forlaw.

 

Greensboro First United Methodist 

Greensboro, GA

"Tu Lumen" & "Misericordias Domini"

Sunday, July 19th, 2015 at 10:00am

Performance

 

This will be the second time "Tu Lumen" and "Misericordias Domini" have been performed at Grace Lutheran Church. The pieces will be offered for a special combined service welcoming the new pastor of Grace Lutheran Church.

 

Grace Lutheran Church

Hockessin, DE

"Haec Dies"

Sunday, June 21st, 2015 at 10:00am

Premiere

 

"Haec Dies" is a new piece for SSA a cappella choir. The piece will be performed by a professional women's trio as a prelude for a Pentecost service at Grace Lutheran Church. 

 

Grace Lutheran Church

Hockessin, DE

"Send Forth Your Light"

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 at 8:30am

Performance

 

"Send Forth Your Light", written for SATB choir, tenor soloist, and piano will be performed by the St. Paul's United Methodist Church choir under the direction of Rob Kennan for their service celebrating Pentecost. 

 

St. Paul's United Methodist Church

Wilmington, DE

"Who Knows If the Moon's"

Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 7:00pm & Sunday, April 19th, 2015 at 5:00pm

Performance

 

"Who Knows If The Moon's" was originally premiered as a wedding gift for Kevin and Becky DeYoe on the day of their wedding in May 2014. Now, under the direction of Chris McGinley, the piece will be performed by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Performing Arts for their Spring Concert program "Flights of Fancy".

 

Christ Community Church

West Chester, PA

& Church of the Good Shepherd

Paoli, PA

"Christus Factus Est"

Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at 7:00pm

Performance

 

Originally commissioned in 2010, this piece for SSATTB a cappella choir has been performed widely throughout the United States, most recently in Dallas, Texas and New Haven, Connecticut. Now, it will be performed at Daylesford Abbey for their Good Friday mass under the direction of its original commissioner, Marion Jacob.

 

Daylesford Abbey

Paoli, PA

"Ubi Caritas"

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 at 7:00pm

Performance

 

This piece, originally premiered by the Wyoming United Methodist Church of Wyoming, Delaware, will now be performed by the choir of Daylesford Abbey. The piece will be featured in their Holy Thursday service under the direction of Marion Jacob.

 

Daylesford Abbey

Paoli, PA

"Tu Lumen"

Sunday, January 25th, 2015 at 4:00pm

Performance

 

Under the direction of Arreon Harley, the combined choirs of the Cathedral Choir School of Delaware and the Christ Church Choir will perform "Tu Lumen" during Evensong at Christ Church in Old City Philadelphia.

 

Christ Church

Philadelphia, PA

"Tu Lumen"

Sunday, January 25th, 2015 at 11:00am

Performance

 

"Tu Lumen" will have its Philadelphia premiere at the historic Christ Church in Old City Philadelphia. The piece will be performed at their morning mass by the Christ Church Choir under the direction of Parker Kitterman.

 

Christ Church

Philadelphia, PA

"Rorate Caeli"

Sunday, December 7th, 2014 at 7:00pm

Performance 

 

"Rorate Caeli" is an advent anthem written for SATB a cappella choir. The piece features a chant-like soprano solo and will serve as the prelude of this Advent Vesper at Grace Lutheran Church where the piece was originally premiered in 2013.

 

Grace Lutheran Church

Hockessin, DE

"Misericordias Domini"

Sunday, December 7th, 2014 at 7:00pm

Premiere

 

"Misericordias Domini" is written for SSATB a cappella choir. It will be premiered alongside composer, David Lockart's new piece, "Virga Jesse Floruit". Both pieces were commissioned for this Advent Vespers service and will be performed by a professional quintet under the direction of Alexis Ford.

 

Grace Lutheran Church

Hockessin, DE

"Psalm 46"

Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 11:00am

Performance

 

This psalm setting is written for SSA and piano accompaniment. The piece will be performed for Grace Lutheran's second service on Reformation Sunday by the ladies of the praise team ensemble.

 

Grace Lutheran Church

Hockessin, DE

"A Late Walk"

Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 7:00pm

Premiere

 

"A Late Walk" was recently commissioned by music director, Mindy Martin. The piece will be performed by the Ola High School Women's Choir for their Fall Concert.

 

Ola High School

Atlanta, GA

"Who Knows If The Moon's"

Saturday, May 10th, 2014 at 3:00pm

Premiere

 

This new piece for SATB choir featuring soprano and tenor soloists will be premiered at the wedding of Kevin and Becky DeYoe. The piece will be performed by an ensemble of close friends and family under the direction of Chris McGinley at the wedding of Kevin and Becky DeYoe.

West Chester, PA

"Hush-a-bye"

Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 7:00pm

Performance (West Coast Premiere)

 

Originally premiered by the Middletown High School Choir under the direction of Tyler Tejada, "Hush-a-bye" will now have its West Coast Premiere under the direction of Mindy Martin. The a cappella piece for SSAATB choir will be performed by the University of Arizona Faculty Choir for their Spring Concert.

 

University of Arizona

Tuscon, AZ

"O Most Blessed Light: A Lenten Cantata"

Sunday, March 30th, 2014 at 10:00am

Premiere 

 

Written for the church choir of Grace Lutheran Church, "O Most Blessed Light" is a seven movement cantata for the Lenten season. The piece features movements for choir, vocal soloists, clarinet, organ, and piano.

 

Grace Lutheran Church

Hockessin, DE

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