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Paul Winter Consort at their first winter solstice concert in 1980. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Sonic symbiosis: Choral partnerships in February

Cappella Romana hooks up with Gesualdo 6; Trinity Cathedral hosts St. Olaf College Choir; Paul Winter and Consort perform his “Missa Gaia” with Eugene Concert Choir; Bach Cantata Choir’s “SuperBach Sunday” returns.

The Temptations, Motown and me

As the jukebox musical “Ain’t Too Proud” rolls into town, Misha Berson revels in memories of sweet sounds from the transistor radio as she was growing up near Detroit.

The meeting of Manuel II Palaiologos Emperor of the Romans and King Henry IV of England. Saint Alban’s Chronicle, MS6, Lambeth Palace Library, f240 recto. From the cover of Cappella Romana's new album "A Byzantine Emperor at King Henry’s Court: Christmas 1400, London."

Bach, Bend and the Byzantine

Cappella Romana connects the music of Byzantium and England in their January concert “A Byzantine Emperor at King Henry’s Court,” and sings the “B minor Mass” in Salem with conductor Paul Klemme in February. A cappella music comes to a festival in Bend and a competition in Sherwood.

PuzzleWatch: Violin Virtuosos

Bored? Tired of aimlessly fiddling around? Maybe it’s time to try your hand at Daryl Browne’s latest crossword puzzle. No strings attached!

In Portland, a ‘Messiah’ rings forth

As Portland Baroque Orchestra and the choir Cappella Romana bring Handel’s “Messiah” to vivid life, photographer Joe Cantrell captures the energy and beauty of it all.

Baroque Orchestra makes its choice

British harpsichordist and early-music champion Julian Perkins will succeed violinist Monica Huggett as artistic director of Portland Baroque Orchestra.

Reviving the tale of a musical ‘Lost Angel’

Portland documentary filmmaker Brian Lindstrom (“Alien Boy,” “Finding Normal”) and co-director Andy Brown discuss their new film about the life and sorrows of ’70s singer Judee Sill.

PuzzleWatch: How Much Can You Handel?

“Messiah” season is nearly upon us, but the baroque composer wrote hundreds of other works: operas, cantatas, chamber music, and more. How many do you know?

This season of harmony: Oregon choirs shift into a holiday mood

Soweto Gospel Choir brings their “Hope” to Portland; a collaborative barbershop concert in close harmony; a salon in Eugene; the Yuletide concert season begins, from Jenkins’s “Miserere” to Geter’s “Requiem” to Britten’s “Saint Nicolas Cantata” to Rutter’s “Gloria.”

MusicWatch Monthly: ‘The Flood is Following Me’

In which we discuss Niel DePonte’s chair change, Aminé with Oregon Symphony, Caroline Shaw at The Reser, PCSO premieres Nicole Buetti, Cappella Romana premieres Robert Kyr, Young Composers Project alumni with FNM and MYS and PYP, Dvořák galore, and more.

Camino de Santiago in Spain. Photo by José Antonio Gil Martínez.

Paths of Miracles: A choral peregrination from history into the future

Cappella Romana releases their new creation-themed album; Choral Arts Ensemble shares the music of local composer Sydney Guillaume; Oregon Repertory Singers takes on Joby Talbot’s miraculous ‘Path’; Choro in Schola and PSU support choral education at The Reser; Bach Cantata Choir and Portland Symphonic Choir go to the foundations.

Coming up: A chamber festival of Dvořák

Friends of Chamber Music and the Martinů Quartet are offering a deep dive into Dvořák’s life and music, from Bohemia to his time in the United States.

Portland Chamber Orchestra Valentines Day The Reser Beaverton Oregon
Portland Playhouse What I Learned In Paris Portland Oregon
Portland Center Stage Young Americans Portland Oregon
Boom Arts Okinum Hampton Opera Center Portland Oregon
Tualatin Valley Symphony Family Concert Featuring Star Wars NW Christian Church Tigard Oregon
Portland Piano International Solo Piano Series Portland Oregon
White Bird Dance Trinity Irish The Reser Beaverton Oregon
Chamber Music Northwest First Baptist Church Portland Oregon
White Bird Dance Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland Oregon
Profile Theatre Welcome to Arroyo's at Imago Theatre Portland Oregon
High Desert Museum Creations of Spirit Bend Oregon
push/FOLD at the Reser Beaverton Oregon
Triangle Productions Me & Tammy Portland Oregon
Eugene Ballet Petrushka with Orchestra Next Hult Center Eugene Oregon
Oregon Children's Theatre Dragons Love Tacos Newmark Theatre Portland Oregon
Northwest Dance Project Portland Oregon
Portland State University College of the Arts
Future Prairie Artist Collective Portland Oregon