February 26, 2011
The Listener's Choice concert on February 19th was a pleasure to attend. The program concept was nice in it's own right and (understandably) was more-or-less a compilation of "greatest hits". I was taken by the antiphonal di Lasso work handled by two groups of four done very ably by the group. All the pieces were enhanced by the wonderful acoustic at St. Elizabeth's where several other performances have taken place. The singers and overall musical and artistic direction of Dr. Krista Lang-Blackwood make Octarium performances and recordings well worth attending and buying!
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Wonderful listening experiences, both live and recorded.
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Do very little except encouage them to continue building on a fine tradition in every way possible. Advertising is always an ongoing challenge but will become less an issue as the outstanding musicianship of the ensemble is experienced by the listening public.
Donor & Attended most concerts and bought recordings.