Current Projects

"Annabel" - Completed

Premiere: Oct. 11, 2017

Takach has received the annual commission from the Ithaca College School of Music for the Ithaca College Choir. He has set Poe's famous poem "Annabel Lee" for a cappella SATB choir. The premiere will be performed by the Ithaca College Choir, conducted by Janet Galvàn.

"This is How You Love"

Premiere: February 9-11, 2018

“This is How You Love” will be a multi-movement a cappella choral work co-written by Jocelyn Hagen and Timothy C. Takach. Seattle choir The Esoterics commissioned the piece with partial funding from a grant from the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts). It will be performed 4 times during the premiere weekend in February, 2018. The piece is a modern dialogue about the many aspects of marriage; from first love and infatuation to conflict and compromise. Texts for the piece are sourced from multiple contemporary poets, and are interspersed with excerpts from couples therapy sessions. This will be the first collaborative composition between composers Hagen and Takach, who are a married couple from Minneapolis, MN.

"We, the Unknown"

Premiere: June, 2018

Takach is writing a 40 minute oratorio based on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for the Heartland Men's Chorus. Libretto by Robert Hill, premiere June 7-10, 2018.


Premiere: Spring, 2017

Takach will write a commission for the Rhodes Singers of Rhodes College in Nashville, TN. He will set the poem "An Alchemy in the Bones" by William Reichard for SATB, piano, harp, and percussion.

"Singing Our Song" - Completed

Premiere: Fall, 2017

Takach is working with the Minnesota Orchestra and Minneapolis based ComMUSICation to arrange a set of five folk songs, set for unison voices, viola and double bass.

"Everything is Made of Light" - Completed

Premiere: June 21, 2017

Takach wrote a new piece for the GRAMMY Award-winning ensemble Roomful of Teeth, for their live performance and recording in The Tank, an alternative concert venue in Rangely, CO. The piece is approximately 8 minutes long, and is scored for 8 a cappella singers.

"Ragnarök" - Completed

Premiere: July 2, 2017

Green Box Arts and the Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble have commissioned Takach to write a new 5 minute choral work for the Summer Green Box Arts Festival in Green Mountain, CO. The piece will based on Norwegian myth and will focus on the cycle of destruction and rebirth.

"Bahihii Waaliidkay Dhaqay" - Completed

Premiere: June, 2017

For this Minneapolis Public Schools commission, Takach wrote a 2-part piece on a new poem in Somali by Ahmed Ismail Yusuf for the choir of Sanford Middle School in Minneapolis, MN.

"True North" - Completed

Premiere: March 18, 19, 2017

This 16' piece for choir and chamber orchestra was commissioned by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for a celebration of community outreach.

"Marchy McMarchface" - Completed

Premiere: April 30, 2017

Yes, that's the title. Takach wrote a new, quirky march for the Lex-Ham Community Band in St. Paul, MN. The premiere will take place at the Landmark Center in St. Paul.

"Afka Hooyo (Mother Tongue)" - Completed

Premiere: April 30, 2017

 Setting the Somalian words of poet Hadrawi, this new piece for the Great River Choral celebrates the official adoption of the Somali language in 1973.

"VII. Mars (Love Asleep and Waiting)" - Completed

Premiere: April 27, 28, 29, 2017

Takach has written another movement of his upcoming choral cycle based on the solar system. This commission is for the Minnesota Valley Men's Chorale.

"The Wings of Our Children" - Completed

Premiere: May 21, 2017

Takach will work with Eric Johnson and Cor Cantiamo (IL) to write a new 7-10' a cappella work for the choir. He will work with his own edit of the short story "Displaced Persons" by author Leah Bobet. Premiere date May 21, 2017.


Premiere: May 22, 2017

Takach has been commissioned to write a new piece for Big Lake High School Choir. He'll be setting Joyce Sutphen's "Crossroads" poem for SATB choir and piano.