The Longfellow Chorus

Elaine Hagenberg

Elaine Hagenberg (b. 1979) graduated from Drake University in 2002 with a bachelors degree in music education. After teaching secondary vocal music and maintaining a private voice and piano studio, she is now not only pursuing her interest in composing, but enjoying being a mother of three busy boys — the oldest age 4, and twins age 2. She is honored to have one of her first choral compositions performed at Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 202nd Birthday Choral Concert.

Her most current work has been a Christmas cantata entitled "Come, Let Our Hearts Rejoice," which was performed December 24, 2008. This SSATB choral work with piano and flute consisted of five original movements, five choral arrangements of familiar Christmas carols, as well as five hymns for congregational singing.

In "It Is Not Always May," the newness and freshness of spring awakens yearnings for sweet memories and experiences of the past.

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