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Philip Seward

Philip Seward lists among his operatic and musical works, Nimue (premiered 2007 in Edinburgh, Scotland), Downtown (2007 at Stages Festival in Chicago), Sincerely Yours (2003), Juan Peron’s Hand (2002) at the Northtown Arts Center; High Fidelity (1998) Chicago Humanities Festival and (1999) Merkin Hall in New York; Spreading The News(1998) at North Park University; Hans Brinker (1994) at Theatre Building Chicago which was also a recipient of several Jeff Citations and an After Dark Award; the youth operas African Stories (2007), A Noteworthy Tale (2002) and Stone Soup (2001) commissioned by Lyric Opera of Chicago; Blessing (2003) for the Lira Chamber Chorus; and Psalm 8 (1997) commissioned by the Lyric Opera Chapters. He is currently an Artist-in-Residence at Columbia College Chicago, co-conductor of the Lira Ensemble of Chicago, music director at St. James Presbyterian Church in Chicago, and he has served both as a free-lance conductor and performer for many ensembles, musical shows and operas.

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