Oregon Arts Watch Reviews Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil

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Oregon ArtsWatch critic Bob Hicks attended Sunday’s All-Night Vigil concert at St. Mary’s Cathedral and took a visit to an undiscovered country:

“And that, it struck me, gets to the true meaning of “classic”: not a time period or a signifier of something ancient and therefore not quite relevant, but something that remains young and fresh and powerful, capable of inspiring and reviving no matter what its chronological age. That’s why groups such as Cappella Romana sing such things again and again: because, each time, they’re new. And that’s why audiences listen again and again: because, each time we do, we move a little farther outside ourselves, expanding subtly as we go. Yes, the future is an adventure, and artists and audiences must explore its implications. And yet the past is still an undiscovered country, even when we think we know the map.” —Bob Hicks, Oregon ArtsWatch

Read the full “A Choral Rach Around the Clock” review on www.orartswatch.org