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Does anyone have any insight into the status of the Oregon Bach
Festival at this point since the firing of their artistic director, Matthew Halls? I attended the festival back when Helmuth Rilling was the director and loved it. I was just about to help one of my students prepare to audition for the chorus when I noticed that there was no information on the website about the 2018 season, and then discovered the firing of Matthew Halls, which happened at the end of August.
It’s a big scandal, but I would really still like my student to audition for the chorus if the program survives, which doesn’t look very healthy right now. Doses anyone know anything?
The reasons for firing Matthew Halls seem to be a bit lame. It’s really a shame.
If you know anything that can be shared publicly, please let us all know.
Jacksonville State University
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