Regina Harris Baiocchi

Basing her text on Psalm 30:5, Regina Baiocchi uses her unique voice as poet and composer to bring past and present together in a profoundly beautiful song of consolation and hope, “Hold Out for Joy” from her opera, Gbeldahoven: No one’s Child.

Dr. Jodi Gandolfi
Vocal Music


Ask HimVoice, Piano, Bass, Drums4 min.1999Harold Washington Library (HWL), Chicago
B’Shuv AdonaiVoice, Violin, Piano, Percussion4 min.1998Ravinia Music Festival
BelizeVoice, Alto Sax, Jazz Combo5 min.2001HWL
Best FriendsVocal Duet, Piano3 min.1993Chicago
Black VoicesRapper, Medium Voice, Piano, Drums9 min.1992KAM Temple, Chicago
Bwana’s Libation
4 movements: I. Ancestors’ Medley, II. First Fruits, III. Legends (John Henry, Work Song), IV. Say No! to Guns
African Dancers, Medium Voice, Bass, Percussion20 min.1992Blackburn Dancers; Joel Hall Dancers, Chicago, HWL
Crystal StairVocal Duet, Piano3 min.1992Anointed Voices: Ganz Hall at Roosevelt University, Chicago
CyclesVoice, Piano, Bass, Drums15 min.1994Ravinia Festival
Dream WeaverVoice, Alto sax, Piano, Bass, Drums5 min.1997Susan Warmington, Matana Roberts, Ester Hana, HWL
DreamhoppersDrama: 1 act, 7 characters30 min.1986, 1987Susaami Players, HWL
Father, We Thank YouSATB, piano
Foster PetVoice, Oboe, Piano, Percussion5 min.1991Music for Children, Chicago
Friday Night[Voice], Trumpet, Alto sax, Rhythm5 min.1995Susaami Ensemble, Chicago
Freedom SerenadeVoice, Piano4 min.2001Elsa Harris, Harold Washington Library (HWL)
Gbeldahoven: No One’s ChildOpera: 1 act, 7 characters, 2 Poems, 1 Dance Scene, 13 Arias:1 hour1996Art Institute of Chicago, HWL
1. Servant’s MusingFemale Servant (m)   
2. But for the Grace of GodLangston (b)   
3. How it feels to be Colored MeZora (s)   
4. I am Not Tragically ColoredZora (soprano)   
5. Hell hath no Fury! Godmother’s Lesson[Recitative] Godmother (s)   
6. The Mason RoomLangston (b)   
7. Litany of SuperstitionsZora, Langston, Louise   
8. Louise’s PrayerLouise (a), Langston (b)   
9. Ain’t Nobody’s ChildSATB Chorus/Cast   
10. Friday NightLouise (a)   
11. Hold out for JoyRadio Voice/SATB chorus   
12. Hughes ManLangston (b)   
13. Negro PrideAlain (t)   
14. Inside and OutLouise (Poem: spoken)   
15. Good News Falls GentlyNarrator, 3-5 dancers   
God is MightyVoice(s),Piano2.5 min.1998, 2007Kidstuff CD, Chicago
I Hear Voices
3-mvmt Gospel Suite: I. Sometimes I Hear Voices,
II. Peace Work, III. Ain’t Through with Me yet
SAT, Piano6 min.2001Lucretia Jackson, Elsa Harris, Richard Nunley, Jr., HWL
I’ve Got A Mother[SATB] Solo Voice, Piano2.3 min.1980Chicago
Koan #1Voice, Flute, Piano, Percussion4 min.2001HWL
Litany of SaintsSATB, Optional Rhythm8 min.2000St. Elizabeth Seton, Naperville, IL
Lovers and FriendsVoice, Piano, Bass, Drums4 min.1999HWL
Message to My MuseVoice, Piano, Optional Rhythm2 min.1997Ravinia Festival
Much in CommonTreble Voices: Duet, Piano2 min.1993Pittsburgh
Psalm for CatVoice, Bass, Alto Sax5 min.1999Bobbi Wilsyn, HWL
Send Your GiftsSoloist, SATB, Piano2.5 min.
ShadowsVoice, Bassoon, Piano, Percussion3 min.1992Susaami Ensemble, Chicago
Three QuestionsVoice, Violin, Piano, Percussion3 min.1998Ravinia Festival
Watoto’s KwanzaaVoice, Percussion3 min.1998-99HWL
Who Will Claim the Baby?SATB, Piano (Christmas Carol)3.5 min.1980St. Elizabeth Choir


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