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10.5.14

In Focus: Tarik O'Regan


Charles T. Downey, Washington Chorus performs work of British composer Tarik O’Regan to admirable effect
Washington Post, May 10, 2014

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T. O'Regan, Scattered Rhymes (inter alia), Orlando Consort, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, P. Hillier
(Harmonia Mundi, 2008)
When Julian Wachner took over the Washington Chorus, he introduced more contemporary music into the ensemble’s often staid repertoire. This included establishing a series called “New Music for a New Age,” a portrait of a living choral composer in both performance and conversation. The latest of these concerts, on Thursday night at the Church of the Epiphany, was devoted to the music of Tarik O’Regan.

The British composer’s champions include big names in the choral world, like The Sixteen, Conspirare, and choirs led by Paul Hillier, who have all made recordings available from Harmonia Mundi and other labels. What I have heard, including in this concert, has much to justify recommending it... [Continue reading]
New Music for a New Age: Tarik O'Regan
The Washington Chorus
Novus NY String Quartet
Church of the Epiphany

SEE ALSO:
Patrick McCoy, An interview with British composer Tarik O'Regan (Washington Examiner, May 7)

Charles T. Downey, Briefly Noted: Tarik O'Regan (Ionarts, May 9)

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