Caroline Mallonee’s choral music has been performed across the country and abroad. Known for writing inventive pieces in English as well as motets in Latin inspired by early polyphony, Mallonee has been commissioned recently by the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, and Vocális Chamber Choir, among others. Light Through Windows was recently recorded by Vox16 on their 2018 CD, Locally Sourced.
She was chosen to participate in VocalEssence’s Essentially Choral workshops with I Saw A Peacock With a Fiery Tail and was named the winner in the Yale Glee Club’s Emerging Composers Competition for Wind Songs. One of her earliest choral pieces, The Carolers At My Door, was named the winner of a Christmas carol contest on “A Prairie Home Companion."
One of her most ambitious pieces is “Episodes for a Star-Dripped Night.” A 17-minute piece for four voices first heard on the New Music New Haven series, “Episodes” showcases the experimental nature and astonishing versatility of the human voice. For this piece about the mysteries of the night sky and for many of the others in her catalog, Mallonee wrote the words as well as the music.