Sallie Ford says that growing up, she was more comfortable singing in groups than by herself. (Her sister, after all, was the one with the performance flair.) Sallie was never one for the spotlight, she says.
Bach’s St. John Passion is a dramatic musical work that tells the story of Jesus’ betrayal and crucifixion. From other perspectives, it is a great work of art, a powerful religious experience and a Lutheran devotional event. And it forms the centerpiece of this year’s Boulder Bach Festival.
In the wake of the pitiless thrashing that Sandy delivered to Northern New Jersey and the NYC metro area last November, plenty of musical artists rallied together for benefit projects (most notably the 12/12 Concert) to aid families and towns along the coast.