Once a Year on Christmas Eve (“Fa-la-la”)

Commissioned and produced by TADA! Youth Theater in New York City, “Once a Year on Christmas Eve” is a musical fable. Presents appear in a magical forest only on Christmas Eve and the villagers learn a valuable lesson about the importance of giving to others. In this scene, the villagers prepare to hunt for the presents (it is followed by a reprise of “Fa-la-la” after the final curtain).

Once a Year on Christmas Eve (Sc. 2 – “Chloe found gifts”)

In this further excerpt from Scene 2, the villagers are unable to find any presents; they are surprised when Chloe tells them she sees gifts everywhere. (The villagers are looking for themselves, while Chloe is looking for her brother Joey).

Once a Year on Christmas Eve (Sc. 3 – “Christmas time is here”)

In this final scene of “Once a Year on Christmas Eve,” the villagers learn a valuable lesson about the importance of giving to others.

Anne Boleyn – a chamber opera

“Anne Boleyn,” my first opera, is a short one-act based on the final moments of her life. This is a 1985 production with a reduced orchestration presented by Golden Fleece, Ltd., the Composers Chamber Theatre in New York City.

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