Tegel Passion

WhenFriday, October 10, 2014, 9:30 AM
LocationChase Gymnasium

Pepperdine University’s Chamber Singers and Orchestra performs N. Lincoln Hank’s dramatic cantata, Tegel Passion which details the final days of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s life.

N. Lincoln Hanks, Composer | text taken from the writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The Pepperdine University Chamber Singers | Ryan Board, Conductor
The Pepperdine University Chamber Orchestra | Tony Cason, Conductor

N. Lincoln Hanks

N. Lincoln Hanks was raised in Muscatine, Iowa and attended college in Nashville, TN at Lipscomb University, where he studied piano with Jerome Reed. His masters and doctoral work in music composition were completed at Indiana University-Bloomington where he studied composition with Don Freund, Frederick Fox, and Claude Baker. Lincoln’s accolades include winning the Contemporary Choral Composition Competition from The Roger Wagner Center for Choral Studies and an ASCAP Foundation/Morton Gould Young Composer Award. He has been commissioned and performed by many distinguished performing artists and performing groups, including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cyprus String Quartet, The Dale Warland Singers, San Francisco’s Volti vocal ensemble and pianist, Paul Barnes. His music has been featured on the North/South Consoance, Cutting Edge and Boston New Music Initiative concert series, as well as many others.

In 2010 he was honored as a finalist in the Lilly Fellows Program Arlin G. Meyer Prize for his opera/oratorio, Tegel Passion. His work for solo piano, Prayers and Meditations, was awarded 2nd place in the music+culture 2011 International Competition for Composers. His Orbits for two pianos was featured at the Tennessee Governor’s Schools for the Arts in 2011 and 2012. In 2004 Lincoln created and directed the Songfest Program for New Art Song at Pepperdine University, featuring acclaimed composer, John Harbison. Lincoln now co-directs The Ascending Voice: an International Symposium of Sacred A Cappella Music, an ongoing academic conference and music festival in Malibu, CA. 

Thriving in both ends of the music spectrum, Lincoln studied early music performance practice with Thomas Binkley and then Paul Hillier at Indiana University’s Early Music Institute. While at IU he co-founded The Concord Ensemble, an a cappella group that won the first Grand Prize in the Early Music America/Dorian He currently directs Alchymey, a vocal ensemble based in Los Angeles. Lincoln is a member of the music faculty at Pepperdine University.  He is also on faculty at the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp.Records Competition. 


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