Sarah Riskind

Choral conductor and composer


We Were Once Strangers for SATB chorus

Eric Banks and The Esoterics in Seattle brought so much artistry to their premiere of We Were Once Strangers in December! This piece for mixed chorus a cappella uses paraphrases of Biblical quotes and a verse in Hebrew to comment on the treatment of immigrants on our borders. Listen to the recording here!

Watch Performances of Hariyu and Oseh Shalom!

You can visit the Choral SATB page on the Sheet Music Store to watch performances of Hariyu and Oseh Shalom! Hariyu was performed by Boston’s Triad: Choral Collective in 2015, conducted by Karl Henning. Read Henning’s Blog Post about the piece for more context. Elisabeth Cherland conducted Oseh Shalom with the University of Washington Chorale […]