Toad Hall
“Premier production …it could only be called a roaring success!...”
Jim Buckley, Montecito Journal

“Accolades to Cathleen McIsaac Bowman’s book and lyrics which seem to spring naturally from the original story. The words are clever and honor the original story telling of Kenneth Grahame. Composer/Conductor Chris Bowman’s powerful original music is captivating and animates the whole production.”
Mimi Walston, Santa Ynez Valley News

Chris A. Bowman - Conductor, and The Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale & Orchestra
"Best Entertainment - 2007"
Santa Ynez Valley Journal

“A soulful, deeply moving work for choir, strings and piano, Chris A. Bowman’s Sanctus evokes reverent images of the sublime and the ethereal.”
ERM Media

Sanctus by Chris A. Bowman is a lovely neo-romantic work for orchestra and chorus, reminiscent of Brahms a bit, but also of contemporary composer Morten Lauridsen. It has a certain “sweetness” to it, but it doesn’t descend to the saccharine feel that one sometimes finds in, say, some of John Rutter’s choral music. Very nicely done, in a style you don’t hear much of these days, unfortunately.”
R. Grano,

Cathleen & Chris!
“Cathleen McIsaac Bowman’s beautiful interpretation of Mendelssohn’s On Wings of Song set the tone from the beginning of the concert that the evening was going to be filled with exquisite singing. Special solos by multi-talented conductor Bowman, added to the already superb quality of the whole Santa Ynez Valley Chorale.”
V. Hall, Santa Ynez Valley News

Gigue in D
“Chris Bowman’s own playful Gigue in D brought out the exquisite tones on the Schoenstein organ and was received with joy by the audience.”
V. Hall, Santa Ynez Valley News