Choral Composition Initiative

The Music Program at FUMC is excited and proud to announce our Composition Initiative! This new program commissions emerging Boston-area composers to write works for our beloved Chancel Choir in an effort to foster new and exciting sacred music for amateur choirs. This year we have the pleasure or working with Composer Marc Hoffeditz.

Marc is a composer of vocal and instrumental music searching to balance the humors of sarcasm, pathos, camp, and vulnerability. His recent music has approached the subject of identity and how we communicate in the 21st century. Living in the Boston area, he has made his mark on the indie opera scene with performances by Opera Rox Productions, Rhymes with Opera, Hartford Opera Theatre, and an upcoming performance with One Ounce Opera in Austin, TX. The New York premiere of There will be no more for tenor and piano was lauded for its ‘twists and turns and turns through subtle and dramatic dynamic changes’. Upcoming projects include a choral work for the Brookline Consort and an extended work for high soprano and piano based on interviews with Kellyanne Conway.Marc has received degrees from the Boston Conservatory and Christopher Newport University, with principal teachers including Andy Vores, Marti Epstein, Dalit Warshaw, and Christopher Cook.

You can hear samples of Marc’s music here: