New Album Release: How to Go On - The Choral Works of Dale Trumbore

Choral Arts Initiative is pleased to announce the release of How to Go On: The Choral Works of Dale Trumbore available on iTunes, Amazon, or your preferred music platform. 



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Choral Arts Initiative Releases Debut Album Featuring Secular Requiem And Other Choral Works by Dale Trumbore
Irvine, CA, February 28, 2017 – Choral Arts Initiative will release their first album How to Go On: The Choral Works of Dale Trumbore, featuring the world premiere recording of Trumbore's 35-minute secular requiem “How to Go On” alongside three of her other works for chorus. Led by Artistic Director Brandon Elliott, Choral Arts Initiative recorded the album in August 2016 at St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, CA and will release it for worldwide distribution on all platforms through their independent label on March 24, 2017.
Following the death of a loved one, poet Barbara Crooker asks, "How can we go on, knowing the end of the story?" “How to Go On” answers this question in eight movements that explore our relationship to life and loss, ranging from doubt and introspection to an acceptance of our own mortality. Composed by Trumbore for the versatile singers of Choral Arts Initiative, "How to Go On" ultimately finds beauty and release in the embrace of everyday life, offering up solace in the words of three living poets—Barbara Crooker, Amy Fleury, and Laura Foley— and in music.
Also featured on the album are three other works by Trumbore: “In the Middle,” “Lodestar,” and “After the Storm Passes.” Trumbore accompanies “In the Middle” on the piano. Together, the eleven tracks of “How to Go On: The Choral Works of Dale Trumbore” explore how, even in the face of turmoil, we bring quiet grace back into our daily lives.
Choral Arts Initiative is a non-profit 501(c)(3) choral organization made up of some of the most talented and passionate musicians in the Southern California region. Hailed as one of Orange County’s Best Choirs (CBS News, Los Angeles) and a winner of the American Prize in Choral Performance, Choral Arts Initiative works in partnership with composers and the community to illuminate emerging choral music through vocal collaboration and performance and to inspire musical creativity through unique outreach and education programs. Embarking on their fifth season, Choral Arts Initiative has commissioned ten new choral works, performed twelve world premieres, and given over forty regional premieres. More information about Choral Arts Initiative may be found at
Composer Dale Trumbore has been called “a rising star among modern choral composers” (AXS), and her works have been praised for their “soaring melodies and beguiling harmonies” (The New York Times). Her compositions have been performed widely in the United States and internationally by ensembles including ACME, The Los Angeles Master Chorale, The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, Northwest Symphony Orchestra, The Singers – Minnesota Choral Artists, VocalEssence and the Yale Glee Club.
Trumbore has served as Composer in Residence with Nova Vocal Ensemble and received Artist in Residence awards from Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Copland House, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, and Willapa Bay AiR. She has been commissioned by organizations including the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), Center City Opera Theater, The Hollywood Master Chorale, Inscape Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Children's Chorus, and the Maryland State Boychoir, among many others. Her works for voice have been recorded by Choral Arts Northwest, The Esoterics, New York Virtuoso Singers, Six Degree Singers, and soprano Gillian Hollis, and her compositions are published with Boosey & Hawkes and G. Schirmer.
Trumbore holds a Master of Music degree in Composition from the University of Southern California, where she studied with Morten Lauridsen. A New Jersey native, Trumbore currently resides in Los Angeles. Hear her music at

“How to Go On: The Choral Works of Dale Trumbore”
Choral Arts Initiative
Brandon Elliott, Conductor
Dale Trumbore, Composer and Pianist
Soloists: Marcus Carline, Genie Hussain, Hannah McMeans, Sammy Salvador, Rosaleigh Nicole Taylor, and Lorraine Joy Welling
22 Singers

1. - 8. HOW TO GO ON
1. How
2. However Difficult
3. To See It
4. Requiescat
5. Relinquishment
6. Knowing the End
7. Sometimes Peace Comes
8. When at Last
All compositions by Dale Trumbore.

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