Oregon Arts Watch Reviews Choral Glory

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Oregon ArtsWatch with a review of our recent collaboration with the Portland Baroque Orchestra — Choral Glory!

“It didn’t take long for this new Oregon classical music season to produce the first truly great performance I’ve heard this fall. Friday night’s concert featuring the superb Portland choir Cappella Romana and Portland Baroque Orchestra contained one of the most thrilling classical music performances in recent memory…

“…it was the first half closer, an incendiary version of Handel’s “Dixit Dominus”, that vaulted this concert to unforgettable…High-flying ensemble passages that can sound screechy or whiny in lesser mouths emerged pure and precise thanks to the all-star corps of singers that comprise the Northwest’s finest vocal ensemble, but really every choral passage displayed both near-perfect blend and fiery urgency. PBO’s instrumentalists similarly shone, with cellist Joanna Blendulf, organist Susan Jensen, oboist Stephen Bard and Baroque trumpeter Kris Kwapis excelling in their solo spotlights.” — Brett Campbell, Oregon ArtsWatch

Read the full review on www.orartswatch.org!