Commission spotlight

How Can I Keep From Singing

(text by Robert Wadsworth Lowry, with revised lyrics by John Conahan)

John Conahan

Arrangement for soprano, mezzo soprano, tenor, baritone, and piano; duration: 3:37
Premiered on “I Hear America Singing”
October 8 and 9, 2016; at The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill and The Academy of Vocal Arts
Performers: Michelle Johnson, soprano, Suzanne DuPlantis, mezzo soprano, Tony Boutté, tenor, Troy Cook, baritone, and Laura Ward, Piano
Commissioned by Lyric Fest, Sponsored through a generous gift given on behalf of the Havertown Choristers, in loving memory of Ruth Miller Cox.