"Show Me Thy Ways" features world premiere recordings of a cappella and accompanied choral works by American composer, Daniel E. Gawthrop. Grammy award-winning recording engineer Bruce Leek (who has engineered many of the recordings for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir) has masterfully recorded the ensemble in the lush acoustics of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Hyde Park, Utah.
-Information on composer Daniel E. Gawthrop can be found at the Dunstan House website, dunstanhouse.com.
-Information on the USU Chamber Singers can be found at the USU Music Department website, music.usu.edu.
Utah State University Chamber Singers
Dr. Cory Evans, Director
Organ: Jonathan Rose (tracks 2, 4, 5)
Organ: Jeff Detton (tracks 9, 10)
Oboe: Bonnie Schroeder (track 7)
Violin: Nicole Watts (tracks 4, 7)
Violin: Andrea Ashdown (track 7)
Viola: Bethany Pereboom (track 7)
Cello: DJ Hesterman (tracks 4, 7)
Double Bass: Patrick Clark (track 7)
Executive Producer: Craig Jessop
Producers: Lynn Thomas, Bruce Leek
Assistant Producer: Tyler Anderson
Recording Engineer: Bruce Leek
Editing: Bruce Leek, Cory Evans
Mastering: Bruce Leek
Album Design: Brian Barrus, www.studio-element.com
"The Chamber Singers are quickly becoming one of the premiere choral ensembles in the nation, and Dr. Evans has elicited a sensitive, rich, and opulent sound from these young singers. The accompanying instrumentals (organ, strings, and oboe) are exciting, crisp, and brilliantly suited to Gawthrop’s fresh and rich harmonic compositional style. This recording truly represents some of the finest music making anywhere, and is a stunning addition to the choral recording landscape."
-Craig Jessop, former director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
“I don't believe I have ever been better served as a composer in either live performances or recordings. The choral sound is absolutely first rate, lush and opulent. The choir gives the impression that they're doing all of this without breaking a sweat!”
-Daniel E. Gawthrop, composer