"atmospheric" ~ Minneapolis Star Tribune
“haunting” ~ Winnipeg Free Press Review
“evocative” ~ Singerpreneur, Los Angeles
“The style and variety in her catalog is astounding. I have used her music with an all ninth grade group and with my most accomplished auditioned choirs.” Robert Pontious, former tenor, Dale Warland Singers and Director of Mahtomedi High School Choirs
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Catherine Dalton specializes in vocal compositions that are inspired by classical, jazz, folk, world music and chant. Her organically-composed pieces use everyday life and the entanglement of experience as their common palette. Whether setting her own lyrics or the selected texts of others, these intersections of life and art explore the personal to the worldly, the everyday to the profound. From topics such as hardship and uncommon courage, to mystical experience and everyday joy, Dalton’s compositions bring a fresh, but timeless presence to any program.
Her music has been performed by Vox Femina Los Angeles, VocalEssense Chorus, Cantus, and the new music ensemble, Zeitgeist, in addition to singers Carrie Henneman-Shaw, Clara Oswoski, and Nicole Warner and hundreds of choirs across the United States and abroad.