Britten, Owen and Friends

As lucky as I feel to get to study and perform masterpieces by Bach, Brahms, Mendelssohn and Berlioz, I feel doubly blessed by the wonderfully talented singers who choose to spend their time singing these amazing works of art. So you will understand why, early last Saturday morning, despite the 6 hours of rehearsal awaiting… Read More

Guest Blog | Thomas Cooley

I have been familiar with the work of Benjamin Britten since college. There I sang a few of his songs, and more specifically worked on a special project, in which I performed Britten’s incredible Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings. Learning these songs introduced me to the sound world of Britten, and I have been… Read More

Old Friends

Wabash College, and the Britten War Requiem Waaaay back, when I was a sophomore in college, our Cultures and Traditions class had a unit on World War I. We read a poem by Wilfred Owen that remained with me ever since, “Dulce et Decorum est.” It’s message, and the final line of its verse, came… Read More