Graduate Student Recital: David Torres, Choral Conducting

Event Date: 

Monday, August 2, 2021 - 6:00pm

Event Date Details: 

YouTube Premiere link

Event Location: 

  • Virtual Event

Event Price: 

Free and open to the public

Event Contact: 

Adriane Cleary
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music


David Torres (photo by Gerardo Sumano)
Photo by Gerardo Sumano
David Torres, a graduate student in the Choral Conducting Program, will present a Doctor of Musical Arts recital, titled "Coming Home," with members of Vocal Affinity on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 6 pm PDT as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music's YouTube channel. The program will include Mack Wilburg's Bound for the Promised Land; Don MacDonald's When the Earth Stands Still; William Billings' David’s Lamentation; Robert Manookin's O Lord, I Have Trusted in Thee; and more. Torres is a student of UC Santa Barbara Sorensen Director of Choral Music Dr. Nicole Lamartine.
YouTube Premiere link:


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Bound for the Promised Land
Mack Wilburg (b. 1955)
Pärt Uusberg (b. 1986)
When the Earth Stands Still
Don MacDonald (b. 1966)
David’s Lamentation
William Billings (1746-1800)
O Lord, I Have Trusted in Thee
Robert Manookin (1918-1997)
The Benediction
Knut Nystedt  (1915-2014)
O Taste and See
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Ave Verum Corpus
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Song of Redeeming Love
Randall Kempton
Homeward Bound
Mack Wilburg
The Spirit of God
Mack Wilburg

About the Artist

David Torres brings thirteen years’ experience to the podium. His vocal and instrumental ensembles have appeared in California, Idaho, Washington, and Utah and been heard worldwide through PBS broadcast and internationally televised events. David served as adjunct faculty in the Department of Music at BYU-Idaho, teaching the conducting program. David currently conducts the elite Vocal Affinity which was recently featured at the NWACDA Regional Conference in 2020. He has a passion for teaching, creating soul-impacting music, and pursuing the highest levels of excellence. David is currently a DMA candidate in Choral Conducting under the direction of Dr. Nicole Lamartine, and working toward a long career in collegiate choral music and hopes to mentor future conductors.
David Torres (photo by Gerardo Sumano)