Shadows on the Stars
The music of Morten Lauridsen and Pacific NW Composers
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ORS Concert Pricing: $20 for CD, $30 for CD signed by Morten Lauridsen (limited quantities)
Released on October 19, 2018 from the Gothic Catalog (G-49318), Oregon Repertory Singers’ album Shadows on the Stars celebrates the music of some of the most exceptional composers from the Pacific Northwest. Shadows on the Stars features works by Joan Szymko, John Muehleisen, Giselle Wyers, Stacey Philipps, Steven Goodwin, and Naomi LaViolette, alongside brand new and long-beloved works by Pacific NW native and world-renowned choral composer Dr. Morten Lauridsen. The album includes both session and live tracks, including the choir’s live performance of Lauridsen’s Madrigali and Sure on this Shining Night, recorded at Love and Fire (April 2017). The CD was available during a special presale at ORS’ October 2018 concert.
Shadows on the Stars wins The American Prize in Choral Performance, community Choir Division, 2018-19
Oregon Repertory Singers, Ethan Sperry, artistic director, is the winner of The American Prize in Choral Performance, 2019, in the community chorus division. Oregon Repertory Singers was selected from applications reviewed recently from across the United States. The American Prize is the nation’s most comprehensive series of non-profit competitions in the performing arts, unique in scope and structure, designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, ensembles and composers in the United States based on submitted recordings.
The American Record Guide Review of Shadow on the Stars
“The performance of this sophisticated music by the Oregon Repertory Singers displays excellent intonation, blend, ensemble, musicality, and the ability to deal with complex rhythms and Italian texts. This is even more impressive given that the 90-voice choir is an adult community chorus – volunteer singers of varied ages, experience, and careers. Extensive notes on the music, composers, choir – and texts. A gorgeous production.”