are some choirs that one never forgets after hearing them even once.
The Shorter College Chorale is this kind of choir. The entire audience,
including my colleagues, my students, my singers, and I personally were
delighted to hear this wonderful choir. The beautiful sounds, coupled
with the rich palette of nuances and the large panorama of dynamics,
made their performance an extraordinary musical experience for us. Dr.
John Ratledge, an impressive conductor with the highest degree of
musicality, demonstrated a keen sense of phrasing, a deep feeling for
musical form, and an extensive knowledge of different musical styles.
His artistic power was mirrored on the faces of the singers, and it was
fantastic to feel that energy coming from the stage. I hope they will
return to the Sofia Academy of Music.” –Theodora Pavlovitch, Conductor,
Associate Professor, Academy of Music (Sofia, Bulgaria)
Dr. Josh Vess, Jeremy Cebulski, and I somewhere in Bulgaria
Denise Arribas and I practicing for the rest stop at the border of Hungary and Romania
Gregg and Alexandrea Bunn at a monastery in Bulgaria
Opera singer, Joe Szalay, and now dentist, Josh Vess in Bulgaria