Jacqueline Karp Gendre recalls a delightful evening in which modern music from the Baltics was the toast of a French town.We were late, caught up in a huge traffic jam outside La Rochelle, and crept in the dark to our seats. Spotlights shone on a group of 30 fair-headed singers, all wearing black. Only the white of the men's shirts and the large white collars worn by the women gleamed brightly against the darkened stage and backdrops. It was like entering a cathedral, the effect was so breathtaking. We were listening to the soft mysterious chanting of the "Magnificat" of Arvo Part. In this ...
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