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Cappella Romana and Kingdom Sound performed together in 2024. Screenshot of concert video courtesy of Cappella Romana.

A resonant electrifying current: Reflecting on Cappella Romana and Kingdom Sound’s recent concert and albums by Cappella Romana, Resonance Ensemble, Eugene Concert Choir, Oregon Repertory Singers

The Orthodox choral ensemble and Gospel choir joined their voices for February’s “Black Voices in Orthodox Music: How Sweet the Sound.” Recent albums released by Oregon choirs feature music by Melissa Dunphy, Renée Favand-See, Naomi LaViolette, Morten Lauridsen, Stacey Philipps, Undine Smith Moore, Joel Thompson, and more.

"Impression, soleil levant, Claude Monet, 1872.

Following the long-awaited path of the sun

Choral seasons draw to a close with spring premieres and commissioned works; Requiems in various moods; music in Greek, Ukrainian, and Spanish; and more.

Jefferson Choir with BRAVO Youth Orchestra, October 2022. Photo courtesy of Joshua Sommerville.

Giving thanks for the music

Oregon’s youth choirs raise their voices in this year’s Music In Our Schools Month theme, “Music is all of us.”

Leonardo DaVinci's "Annunciation," c. 1472.

The lineage is everything

Oregon choirs present light shows, pops concerts, pianistic Byzantine chant, music by women and by Sir Arthur Sullivan, and an evening of “frostivities.”

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 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.

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.”

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.

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