Helmuth Rilling conducts Beethoven's mighty No. 9 for the first time at the OBF as the Fest concludes in Portland and Eugene.
"the choir and the soloists were wonderful”
"gorgeous, strong and emotional"
"absolutely astounding... beautiful"
"such wonderful music! I wasn't familiar with it before tonight. Where has it been hiding?"
"Matthew Halls was a delight to watch."
That was the buzz in response to last night’s St. Cecilia concert in Silva Hall. Handel’s Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day was the crowning glory, with its picturesque word painting based on Dryden poetry and virtuosic solos by Lorna McGhee, Boris Kleiner, Robin Johannsen, and Tom Cooley. When Matthew Halls brought the final cadence to a close, the crowd erupted with an instant standing ovation.
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