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Performances, premieres, readings, reviews



Yangtze River Songs will be performed by soprano Sabrina Laney Warren and Kelly Herrmann, flute as part of a lecture recital at the Music by Women Festival on March 2-4, 2023 at Mississippi University (1100 College St, Columbus, MS 39701.)

Small (SATB) was awarded as one of three winning compositions in the 2022-2023 Manhattan Choral Ensemble Composer Competition.  The piece will be premiered on March 11, 2023 (8pm) as part of their New Music for New York concert at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music. 


Mindful of You (SATB) will be part of the program Chicago Currents: Celebrating Chicago’s Waterways

with Chicago Fringe Opera.  

Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 @ 3:00pm

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2023 @ 7:30pm

Friday, Mar 24, 2023 @ 7:30pm

Saturday, Mar 25, 2023 @ 3:00pm

CHICAGO CURRENTS is a full-length, staged art song concert that draws inspiration from the
land and water that Chicago is built on, featuring an ensemble of five singers, piano and violin.


Dana Campbell, soprano
Kirsten C. Kunkle, soprano
Bridget Skaggs, mezzo-soprano & creative consultant
Aaron Short, tenor
Keanon Kyles, baritone


Ross Matsuda, stage director
Kirsten C. Kunkle, dramaturg
Mark Bilyeu, pianist
Catherine O'Shaughnessy, creative consultant


Flying (SSAA) will be performed by the University of Miami, Texas State University and Temple University this spring. 


A Thousand Faces will have a four-day developmental workshop April 18-21 with the New Jersey Theater Alliance and the Skyline Theatre Company.  There will be a public abbreviated reading presentation at Oakside Cultural Center in Bloomfield, NJ on April 21. 

Unbelievable is part of the New Works Collaboration Catalog available to members of MTEA (Musical Theater Educators Alliance.)

ChoralNet blog features article about Flying (SSAA, oboe, violin, and cello) One from the Folder: Repertoire Thoughts for Women’s/Treble Choirs by Shelbie L. Wahl-Fouts 

Written by guest contributor and commissioner Dr. Mark A. Boyle

AVAILABLE NOW: Dramatic Stories in an Intimate Setting 

(Volume 1-3).  Edited by soprano Sabrina Laney Warren, DMA, a collection of art songs for high voice and piano including settings of poetry by Sara Teasdale, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Evelyn Scott, Rainer Maria Rilke, Amy Lowell, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. 

For samples, listen here. Sheet music available through Amazon

Unbelievable (musical) 

Set in Chattanooga, Tennessee in the 1930s, the musical Unbelievable is inspired by the tale of Jackie Mitchell, a young woman with a gift for America’s favorite pastime. As one of the few female ball players to play with men in the minor leagues, Jackie Mitchell was something of a phenomenon. During an exhibition game at the newly constructed Engel Stadium, Mitchell finds herself pitching against two of the most famous baseball players of all time: Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Unbelievable captures the spirit of love and baseball by looking into the heart of true talent to find indomitable courage. 

There was a 29-hour Reading as part of the New Stages Festival with Skyline Theater in New Jersey on March 17, 2017 and again on March 16, 2019.  

More info about the show.

Directed by Sam Scalamoni
Book by John DeVore
Music and Lyrics by Kevin and Rachel Fogarty


  • Chicago Currents - Chicago Fringe Opera
    Sun, Mar 19
    CHICAGO CURRENTS is a full-length, staged art song concert that draws inspiration from the land and water that Chicago is built on, featuring an ensemble of five singers, piano and violin.
  • New Music for New York - Manhattan Choral Ensemble
    Sat, Mar 11
    New York
    The Manhattan Choral Ensemble’s annual choral music competition, New Music for New York, returns Saturday, March 11, as we premiere this season’s three winning compositions in a program that also features many beloved folk songs by Brahms, Barber, RV Williams, and others.
  • Music by Women Festival
    Thu, Mar 02
    Lecture Recital featuring Yangtze River Songs
  • Fort Dodge Area Symphony
    Sun, Oct 16
    Fort Dodge
    Program of symphonic works, including Rachel DeVore Fogarty's score, Spoon River featuring Ericka Barloon, Soprano
  •  GRAND songSLAM at NATS National Conference
    Fri, Jul 01
    Sparks & Wiry Cries partners with NATS for a GRAND songSLAM at the NATS National Conference in Chicago.
  • Metropolis: YNYC Mixed Ensemble
    Sat, Jun 11
    New York
    The Mixed Ensemble will be premiering seven works on their concert, including the long-overdue premieres of our Competition for Young Composers pieces, as well as Rex Isenberg’s “Love Texts,” with text written by members of YNYC.
  • Rays of Dazzling Light
    Fri, Jun 10
    Cha Chi Ming Recital Hall
    Featuring the works of the SongFest-Sorel Composer Mentorship Program and the piano version of MILOSZ SONGS by John Harbison. Featuring guest artists Susan Narucki, soprano and Tomasz Lis, piano
  • A Thousand Faces
    Thu, Apr 21
    The Encore Musical Theatre Company
    A Thousand Faces: The Lon Chaney Musical tells the incredible true story of the pioneering silent movie star, who changed the face of film.
  • Sparks & Wiry Cries NYC songSLAM Festival 2022
    Fri, Jan 14
    New York
    On January 13th-15th, 2022 ‘Sparks’ will feature virtual and live performances from the Blue Building in NYC, including 4 world premieres, a hybrid version of the popular songSLAM competition, and an all virtual recital.
  • Christmas with Cantus
    Fri, Dec 10
    Saint Paul
    In Christmas with Cantus, Cantus weaves together three holiday stories with time-honored carols and new classics.
  • Inversion Ensemble In Memoriam:  A Modern Requiem
    Fri, May 28
    Online Event
    Join us for a virtual concert featuring Inversion's novel take on the Requiem Mass, Be near me when my light is low, created in honor of those who lost their lives this year, and the friends and family who loved them.
  • NYC songSLAM Festival 2022
    Thu, Jan 14
    New York
    On January 13th-15th, 2022 ‘Sparks’ will feature virtual and live performances from the Blue Building in NYC, including 4 world premieres, a hybrid version of the popular songSLAM competition, and an all virtual recital.
  • Sparks & Wiry Cries 2021 NYC songSLAM Festival
    Mon, Jan 11
    Online Voting/Concert
  • 2020 Vision
    Sun, Dec 13
    YouTube, Facebook Live
    The Astoria Music Project in collaboration with Long Island City Artists share an online digital art and music presentation celebrating the work of women. "A Piece of Quiet" is imagined in art by Manon Casimir a.k.a. Sleepyfoot?
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing 56th National Conference
    Sun, Jun 28
    Knoxville Convention Center
    Breakout Session Mini Recital #3 featuring soprano, Sabrina Laney Warren and pianist, Perry Mears
  • A Celebration of Women's Suffrage
    Sun, Mar 08
    Princess Theatre
    Featuring the premiere of a new chamber choral work, "Root ye the living tree" (SATB, SSAA, soprano, piano, cello, clarinet) commissioned and performed by the Roane Choral Society.
  • A Thousand Faces: The Lon Chaney Musical
    Fri, Jan 24
    Baryshnikov Arts Center
    Industry Reading


Haley Mosier (Voice) Senior Recital Friday November 5 @ 8:30pm.  Austin Peay State University. 

George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall.  

Song cycle Stories I Heard Yesterday

Young New Yorkers' Chorus Treble Ensemble will perform Beside Thy Manger on December 4, 2021 @ 7pm,  at St. Paul's on Carroll Street, Brooklyn. 

Composer-in-residence for Union University April 2022.  Details TBA. 

JASNA 2021 Conference, October 15

Dr. Doug Murray will present songs from our song cycle of Jane Austen's Persuasion.  Recordings performed by Meagan Martin. 

Manhattan: The Unpeopled City and Crowds

New art song cycle for the Seen/Heard Trio

​featuring art by illustrator Laura Boren. Premiere TBA.

New song cycle From the Woolworth Tower will be performed at the 2022 Sparks & Wiry Cries NYC songSlam Festival.  Featuring LaToya Lain, Myra Huang, Maria Brea, and Martha Guth. 

The Astoria Music Project will perform On Crescent Street and 38th Ave as part of their concert series The Living City. Saturday Nov. 5 @ 6pm at the Rose Building, Lincoln Center and again on Sunday, Dec. 5 @4pm at Scholes Street Studio in Williamsburg. 

Hope | Light in the Darkness was  a cross-disciplinary in-person performance on October 29, 2021  of concert music for cello (Julia Henderson), clarinet (Medina) and piano featuring soprano, Elisa Nikoloulias and the solo modern dancers of Q & A Productions (Quincie Hydock and Annalee Harlow), exploring the theme of light/hope. The concert will include two commissioned pieces by Rachel DeVore Fogarty, one for clarinet, cello and piano and the other for clarinet and piano. Original art by Emilie Ahern.

This concert was made possible by a City Artist Corps Grant. Thanks to @nyfacurrent, @NYCulture, @MadeinNY, and @queenstheatrenyc for the support!


Constellation Men's Ensemble fourth annual NOVA new music series will premiered six new vocal works exploring themes of house and home, including Anxiety, TTBB on an online concert on June 20, 2021


Happy Composer Commission Project commission for Inversion Ensemble, Austin, TX.  O Little Robin, SATB with  piano premiered May 28, 2021 in an online concert In Memoriam:  A Modern Requiem.  

Space to be lonely, an album of art songs under 4Tay Records and featuring Sabrina Laney Warren is now available on Spotify, iTunes, CDBaby, and all other streaming sites for purchase. 

2021 Sparks & Wiry Cries NYC songSLAM commission prize winner for a song cycle for the 2022 NYC songSLAM Festival. 

My God to Thee I Call (SATB) commissioned by Dr. Mark A. Boyle and the Pittsburgh Compline Choir.  Premiere in Winter 2020. 

For Xana, on the Stilwell F Train, 10:23pm (SATB with divisi) commissioned Alex Canovas and the Young New Yorkers' Chorus. Premiere March 14, 2o2o. 


sky darkening early (string quartet) was selected as part of the JACK Reading Sessions featuring the JACK Quartet in partnership with the Metropolis Ensemble on December 9, 2019.


Crescent Street at 38th Avenue was commissioned and premiered by the Astoria Music Project on February 9, 2019 in Astoria, NY. 


Glendale International Film Festival

featuring an original score for the film Little Giver

Directed and written by Jessica Park

Cinematography by David Park. Screening was on October 6, 2018.

Belvedere Chamber Music Festival June 21-24, 2017
Luna Nova Ensemble at Grace St. Luke's Memphis, TN.

Produced by Luna Nova Music, the Belvedere Chamber Music Festival performs masterpieces of the 20th and 21st century as well as new works by emerging composers. In addition to performances, the festival also offers educational opportunities for young composers and performers through lectures, masterclasses, and private instruction. Thursday, June 22, 7:30 p.m. and WKNO LIVE LUNCH (live stream available at
Wednesday, June 21, 12:10 - 1:00 p.m.


Art Song Recital featuring Sabrina Laney Warren, soprano

 Thursday, April 25, 2019 
Wesleyan College
4760 Forsyth Rd, Macon, GA 31210 

 with pianist Judith Pfeiffer featuring works by women composers.

On the program: Lili Boulanger, Nadia Boulanger, Amy Beach, Rachel DeVore Fogarty,  and Libby Larsen. 

Art Song Recital featuring Sabrina Laney Warren, soprano

 Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.
Collierville United Methodist -  Sanctuary on the Square
104 Rowlett Street Collierville, TN 38017 

 with pianist Judith Pfeiffer featuring works by women composers.

On the program: Lili Boulanger, Nadia Boulanger, Amy Beach, Rachel DeVore Fogarty,  and Libby Larsen. 

2019 Avanti Concert Series, Tennessee Women Composers Concert  

 Monday, April 15, 2019 - 7:00 p.m. The Beethoven Club of Memphis - 

​featuring Sabrina Laney Warren, soprano; including chamber works by Rachel DeVore Fogarty, Jennifer Higdon, Enrica Ramey, and Lyn Joyner. These works will feature voice, flute, oboe, clarinet, and piano. This concert is funded in part by a grant from Arts Memphis and the Tennessee Arts Commission. 

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