Born April 21, 1899, New York, New York Died July 9, 1984, Boston, Massachusetts
About Randall Thompson
Although he is one of America's most successful choral composers, Thompson's operas are not widely known. He was also well known in his lifetime as a music educator and for his writings on the state of music education in the United States, including the book College Music.
One of his two operas, The Nativity According to St. Luke, was written specifically for church performance at Christmas.
The Nativity According to St. Luke, musical drama in seven scenes Libretto by R. Rowlands after the Gospel of Luke. December 13, 1961, Christ Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts (commissioned for the 200th anniversary of Christ Church)