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Nicholas Weininger (b. 1978) is a software engineer by profession and a choral musician by avocation and passion. Nick holds a Ph.D. in pure mathematics from Rutgers University and works as an engineering lead at Google. He has sung with the International Orange Chorale of San Francisco (IOCSF) since 2007.

Since 2010, inspired by his IOCSF experience and encouraged by a generous group of composer friends, Weininger has turned his hand to writing choral music. IOCSF has premiered several of his works including it may not always be so; and i say, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away, and The Lamp. In 2015 he was chosen as the inaugural IOCSF Composer-in-Residence. In October 2013 the Aries Composers Festival featured it may not always be so; and i say in its concert of new choral works, and in March 2014 the First Readings Project premiered his Ozymandias.

He lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.


As kingfishers catch fireVoicing: SATB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 2:30  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Gerard Manley Hopkins  Language: English  Descriptive Terms: Energy, Life, Upbeat  First Performance: Jun 04, 2016: International Orange Chorale of San Francisco, Zane Fiala, All Souls Episcopal Parish, Berkeley, CA Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 323/499~2016-Q3)
Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come awayVoicing: SSAATTBB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 2:30  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Song of Solomon 2:10-13  Language: Hebrew  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Spring  Descriptive Terms: Flowers, Love, Sensuality, Spring  First Performance: Jun 08, 2019: International Orange Chorale of San Francisco, Zane Fiala, Christ Church East Bay, Berkeley, CA Text Setting Source for Scores (P:E 323/1062~2020-Q1)
it may not always be so; and i sayVoicing: SATB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 3:16  Notation: Standard  Text Source: E.E. Cummings  Language: English  Descriptive Terms: Loss, Love, Wistfulness  First Performance: Dec 09, 2011: International Orange Chorale of San Francisco, Zane Fiala, 55 Second St, San Francisco Text Setting Source for Scores (P:E 323/324~2016-Q2)
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