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COMPOSER MICHAEL JOHN TROTTA ANNOUNCES CD RELEASE “TOTUS TUUS” FEATURING NEW YORK REPTERORY SINGERS AND DECEMBER CONCERT IN NEW YORK CITY

Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
New York, NY, October 15, 2015 – Totus Tuus (Latin, “total yours”) is the brand new 6-track EP from New York City-based composer Michael John Trotta. Following his debut album, which was hailed my music critics as “elegant, singable music with strong spiritual heft”, Michael John Trotta returns with Totus Tuus, a superbly crafted collection of six intimate a cappella works performed by the New York Repertory Singers, under the direction of the composer himself, as well as The Singers conducted by Matthew Culloton set for release on Naxos November 6, 2015.
 
Praised for his “remarkably reassuring warmth,” Trotta re-imagines a collection of sacred text grounded in tradition in Totus Tuus with his modern and unique compositional voice. The first three tracks are contemporary settings of well-known Latin devotional texts intertwined with a warm richness and contemplative sensitivity. The second half of the EP features settings of sacred English texts, which engender a quiet reflection for the listener, along with his works "Amazing Grace", "Behold, How Good", "I Shall See", and stunning new versions of "Amazing Grace" and "Ave Maria".
 
Totus Tuus from Michael John Trotta is a superb new recording offering powerfully new and engaging choral repertoire that is supremely expressive and masterfully composed. Michael John Trotta magnificently honors texts that are grounded in tradition while always reflecting a refreshingly modern approach with a compositional voice that is entirely his own.
 
Michael John Trotta will conduct works from his highly anticipated album “Totus Tuus” at the debut performance of the professional ensemble New York Repertory Singers, accompanied by chamber orchestra, and esteemed soloists on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7:30pm at historic Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New York City’s Upper West Side. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.NYrepsingers; call (347) 305-4099; or email tickets@hamptonroadsmusicgroup.com. Tickets are currently $19 Student/Seniors, $29 General Admission, and $49 Premium Admission.
 
ABOUT “TOTUS TUUS”:
Composer: Michael John Trotta
Recording: Totus Tuus
Label: Hampton Roads Music Group, LLC
Artists: Michael John Trotta, conductor • New York Repertory Singers, ensemble • Matthew Culloton, conductor • The Singers, ensemble
Release Date: November 6, 2015
 
PURCHASE PHYSICAL ON 11/6/15:
 
ABOUT MICHAEL JOHN TROTTA:
Hailed as “one of the most exciting and prominent composers of choral music” from Fanfare Magazine and whose compositions have been praised as “elegant, singable music with a strong spiritual heft” from Choir and Organ, American composer Michael John Trotta (b.1978) is quickly establishing himself among the ranks of renowned choral composers. His works are frequently performed in concert and broadcast across the United States and abroad, featuring an extensive and dynamic catalogue of choral compositions. Trotta has been recognized by ASCAP for making significant contributions in the area of concert music and his work has been featured at The National American Choral Directors Association regional and national conferences. Equally at home as a guest conductor, he has led performances of Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Fauré’s Requiem, Rutter’s Requiem, in addition to conducting over two dozen other concerts featuring his own music. He has toured Europe numerous times and has performed in St. Peter’s Basilica, Santa Maria Maggiore (Rome), St. Mark’s (Venice), Casa Verdi (Milan) and the Santa Maria Del Fiore, the Duomo (Florence) and Carnegie Hall (New York). 
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