James Kreger Fund For New Music

Under the direction of James Kreger, TCS has been committed to supporting and presenting new music, especially from living composers.  In addition to featuring the work of American and other composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, we are also committed to supporting a thriving choral repertoire by helping to create new works.


In recognition of his 33 years of artistic leadership, the Thomas Circle Singers Board of Directors is pleased to announce the James Kreger Fund for New Music.  This new fund was created to ensure that we can continue to commission new works for years to come. 

Our goal for the first year of the fund is to raise $10,000*, and we are planning to perform the first piece commissioned in our 2022-2023 season.


*Donations to the Kreger Fund in excess of $10,000 in a fiscal year may be redirected to the general fund at the discretion of the TCS Board of Directors. Donations to the general fund may be directed to the Kreger Fund at the discretion of the TCS Board of Directors.

The Unexpected

Joshua Fishbein, composer

Paolo, poet

Paulo is one of several talented young poets served by Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop. Free Minds uses books, creative writing, and peer support to awaken DC youth incarcerated as adults to their own potential. Through creative expression, job readiness training, and violence prevention outreach, these young poets achieve their education and career goals, and become powerful voices for change in the community.)

Commissioned and Premiered by the Thomas Circle Singers with support from the Nora Roberts Foundation

August Moonrise

Blake Henson, composer

Commisioned for the 35th Anniversary of TCS.

A setting of a Sara Teasdale poem that is an ode to beauty.

A New Earth

Ola Gjeilo, composer

The world premiere of Ola Gjeilo's "A New Earth" by the Thomas Circle Singers on May 22, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

A Heart in Hiding

Gwyneth Walker, composer

Commissioned for the Thomas Circle Singers by William M. and Marion D. Leach in memory of Elizabeth Ann Leach.


Premiered by the Thomas Circle Singers  March 24, 2007

The Bond of Charity

Daniel Gawthrop, composer

Glory to the Child

Robert Convery, composer