Welcome to Rosarium
Rosarium a Drama for Chorus is a new work for chorus, soloist, storyteller and orchestra by composer Roger Bourland and librettist William MacDuff. The work was premiered in Los Angeles on the UCLA campus in June 1999. Donald Neuen conducted the combined 200-voice UCLA and Angeles Chorales, the UCLA Philharmonia, with soloists Juliana Gondek, Gary Bachlund, Peter Atherton, and Michael Piontek.
Order the CD
The second act of Rosarium, "What Happened on the Hill," is now available on CD. You can order it by clicking on the icon of the CD in the upper right hand corner of this page, through Amazon.com. Please indicate shipping and billing address, as well as a telephone number. Do not include credit card numbers in emails as they are not secure. If you are affiliated with a book store, record store, church or Marian organization, inquire about dealer discounts.
Rosarium is in two acts. The first act, "Flower and Song," tells of the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Juan Diego in what is now known as Mexico City. The second act, "What Happened on the Hill," relates the story of the Virgin Mary's appearances to six children in Bosnia-Herzegovina and the response of the community, and ultimately, the world. For the complete story, click on the links to the program notes by the composers and librettist.
This website is devoted to Rosarium A Drama for Chorus and contains information about the authors, the performers, extensive program notes for musicians, and devotees of the Blessed Virgin, and information about purchasing the compact disc "What Happened on the Hill" which is Act 2 of Rosarium. We encourage you to browse this website and learn about the work. It is our hope that you will want to buy the CD, and if you are a choral conductor, that you will consider programming the work in part or in toto.
Rosarium is published by Yelton Rhodes Music.