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In concerts and on albums, The Same Stream features compositions by ensemble members, friends of the choir, and other living composers. Scroll to read more...

Composers of The Same Stream

Roger Ames

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Hear Roger on:

"A Time for Healing"

Beloved Composer, Teacher, and Organist

"Roger Ames was no ordinary high school music teacher. He is the kindest, most passionate man that thrives on seeing his students succeed. Having gone forth into a profession surrounded by music and performance, I carry with me Roger’s enthusiasm and all the lessons about life, music, and everything in between that he taught me.”

(Jake Levy)

“His family, community and the world of music has benefited from his creativity and devotion.” (Don Ames)

Dan Forrest

Composer. Pianist. Educator.

“an undoubted gift for writing beautiful music….that is truly magical” (NY Concert Review)


 “superb writing…full of spine-tingling moments” (Salt Lake Tribune)

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Hear Dan on:

"Songs of the Questioner"


Hear Patrick on:

"The Fire of Love and Songs of Innocence"

Patrick Hawes

In recent years, Patrick Hawes has emerged as one of the country’s [England] most popular and inspirational composers...

A member of Classic FM's Hall of Fame


Composer. Teacher.

His composition Voices of Autumn was part of Chanticleer’s Grammy nomination in 2003. 

He has received numerous awards and prizes for his music, which includes choral, solo, and chamber music, and as well as a chamber opera and three symphonies.
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Hear Jackson on:

"To Hold the Light"

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Hear Thomas on:

"Songs of the Questioner"

"To Hold the Light"

Thomas LaVoy

Composer. Instrumentalist. Choral Artist.

His music has been commissioned and performed by many of the world's leading choral ensembles, including Westminster Williamson Voices, the BBC Singers, the New York Virtuoso Singers, and the Westminster Choir. 

“Dr. LaVoy’s understanding of poetry, word stress, diction and texture makes his music not only inspirational, but a joy to sing.”

(Dr. Erin Colwitz | Director of Choirs, Northern Michigan University)

David Ross Lawn

He is an emerging composer and performer of contemporary vocal & solo piano music.


His compositional output holds notable features: from national television to high fashion media campaigns.


Anthony Maglione

Conductor. Composer. Tenor. Producer.

"It was a totally unique sound that makes me look forward to hearing more of Maglione’s music.” (Patrick Neas, KC Arts Beat)

"The piece builds to a thrilling moment in which the clarinet and choir join in rich chains of suspensions that are indicative of Maglione’s lush and lyrical compositional style.” (Lee Nelson, Melisma)

Cortlandt Matthews

Composer. Conductor. Vocalist.

His works have been performed by such groups as The Crossing at the Big Sky Choral Initiative, and by ensembles across the US, UK and New Zealand.

Hear Cortlandt on:

"To Hold the Light"

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Hear Paul on:


"Songs of the Questioner"

Paul Mealor

One of the world's "most performed" living composers...

His motet, "Ubi caritas" was performed by the choirs of Westminster Abbey and Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal, conducted by James O’Donnell at the Royal Wedding Ceremony of His Royal Highness Prince William and Catherine Middleton (now TRH The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge) at Westminster Abbey...

Peter Relph

Peter Relph is a composer from the North West of England. His music, strongly influenced by medieval chant and the folk music of his home in the Lake District (UK), has been performed across Europe and North America by a number of ensembles. These include Scottish Opera, The Westminster Williamson Voices, The Same Stream Choir, and Magdalene College Chapel Choir.


Peter studied at the Universities of Aberdeen and Cambridge and is currently studying for a PhD in Musical Composition at the University of Bristol.

He is founder and musical director of the vocal group Anchorae. 

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Hear Peter on:

"To Hold the Light"

"Songs of the Questioner"

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