“Invocation – a prayer for peace” in Virginia!

Friday, June 16th @7:00pm at The Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference and Festival at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, VA

INFO about the Conference:https://emu.edu/bible/global-mennonite-peacebuilding-conference

Sunday, June 18th @5:00pm at Trinity Church in Staunton, VA

Free Admission: Donations to the Elsewhere Ensemble greatly appreciated

Trinity Church 214 W. Beverley Street · Staunton, VA https://trinitystaunton.org/


INVOCATION – MARCH 3, 5 & 7, 2023

IN EUGENE at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, Aasen-Hull Hall (Rm 190)

Friday, March 3rd at 7:30pm & Sunday, March 5th at 5pm

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS IN EUGENE: https://musicanddance.uoregon.edu/events/all

IN PORTLAND at The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR

Tuesday, March 7th at 7:30pm

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS IN PORTLAND: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5653310/invocation-a-prayer-for-peace-portland-the-old-church-concert-hall-


Concert in Eugene, OR. Friday, May 13th @7:30pm

The Elsewhere Ensemble is thrilled to be joined by renowned baritone Kenneth Overton in a concert which promises to be unique and powerful. Kenneth Overton made his Metropolitan Opera debut this past year and won a Grammy as soloist on the Grammy Award Winning (2021) album “The Passion of Yeshua”. He has enchanted audiences in Eugene many times as a soloist at the Oregon Bach Festival.

GET TICKETS HERE: https://ticket.uoregon.edu/somd/1774

The concert will be featuring two big works in development. Mr. Overton will be singing pieces from “Invocation – a prayer for peace”, an original work for baritone, soprano and string trio by Eugene composer Colin Pip Dixon. The work is a setting of prayers, poems and writings from diverse cultures and faiths around the themes of peace and violence. The pieces featured in this performance are based on writings of Frederick Douglas, Jalaluddin Rumi, Martin Luther King Jr., among others.

The evening will open with an excerpt from “His Majesty, the Devil – Dostoyevsky in concert”, from Alexandra Devon’s play based on Dostoyevsky. Deborah Martinsen (former professor of Russian Lit at Columbia University) praised the work as “a rare masterpiece… it makes us think and feel, hope and fear, laugh and weep.”

Broadway actor MacIntyre Dixon will revisit the role which he performed at the Edinburgh and New York Fringe Festivals. “It is a rare privilege to watch a grand Master of the theatre with as prolific a film and broadway history as MacIntrye Dixon in an intimate Edinburgh venue”. (Sarah Martin’s review from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival).

In these unsettling times, music and literature can/should be a means to go deeper and explore the the most meaningful questions that we all face: how do I deal with violence both near and far… and within? How do we contribute to building meaningful peace? Does faith bring us closer together or divide us?


Kenneth Overton, Baritone 

MacIntyre Dixon, Actor

Colin Pip Dixon, Violin

Arnaud Ghillebaert, Viola

Kathryn Brunhaver, Cello

Free Online Concert…

Thursday, October 14th, 2021 at 6pm (Pacific)/9pm (EST)

Please consider joining us as we share our most recent work and projects with you!


Join Zoom Link Here: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/97945530491?pwd=RktLUFZjbFlBSTl3cWx4N2V0S2hsdz09

More info to follow…

Video excerpt from “Invocation – Hear My Prayer” inspired by this quote:

“We appeal as human beings to human beings, remember your humanity and forget the rest.” (from the Russell-Einstein Manifesto, 1955, a document signed by eleven preeminent intellectuals and scientists decrying the existence and proliferation of nuclear weapons).

Hope on the Butte concert – June 26th, 2021 @7pm in Eugene, Or.

For tickets and info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hope-on-the-butte-elsewhere-ensemble-tickets-154889022235

A concert featuring a new work by Colin Pip Dixon: Icarus Quartet – for string quartet and narrator based on the myth of Icarus as told by Ovid and others.


MacIntyre Dixon – Narrator

Colin Pip Dixon – violin

Alwyn Wright Davies – violin

Arnaud Ghillebaert – viola

Kathryn Brunhaver – cello

Elsewhere Ensemble (almost/somewhat) Live January 18th, 2021 on Zoom

Please join us 6pm (PST)/ 9pm (EST) on Zoom.

Connect here on Monday: 
Join Zoom Meetinghttps://uoregon.zoom.us/j/96043665968?pwd=RWZqWWxPSkpxU2JONGFsUEN6MUptUT09
Meeting ID: 960 4366 5968Passcode: 650518


MacIntyre Dixon (actor), Colin Pip Dixon (violin), Arnaud Ghillebaert (viola), Kathryn Brunhaver (cello)

It will be an evening of music and poetry with many pieces that we’ve performed in the past, but in new forms… videos from live concerts along with some remote films made during the pandemic. We will be live with you talking about our work and answering questions… and it will be wonderful to spend this time with you together, though apart.

The concert is free. If you have headphones/earphones, please use them (the sound will be much better).