ACDA Conference: choral camaraderie

by BRUCE BROWNE Think of it as March Madness. No rankings, no betting on outcomes, but this (approximately) “Sweet 16” of choirs from all over the Northwest who converged in Portland last month for the Northwest Regional American Choral Directors conference was no less a bunch of winning teams. Like the storied Dukes, Kentuckies, and […]

‘Voices of Light’ preview: trial by fire

Even the flames couldn’t destroy Joan of Arc. The 15th-century teenage revolutionary was infamously burned at the stake for leading a revolution, but her memory survived. Ultimately, she achieved sainthood and became a symbol of France itself. Centuries after her immolation, Danish film director Carl Dreyer, a titan of silent cinema, made a magnificent 1928 […]