Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Some Look Back In Anger And Some Look Forward In Joy: Leading U.S. Forecaster, Global Insight, Sees Deeper U.S. Economic Contraction Beginning Now

"We see consumer spending as worse than "sluggish," actually declining in the third and fourth quarters. And we expect GDP growth not only to be appreciably below potential, but negative in the fourth quarter and in the first quarter of 2009 [in the United States]."

Nigel Gault Global Insight Perspectives September 24, 2008


NEW RELEASE: American composer Richard Toensing creates a vibrant musical synthesis of East and West with new settings of ancient Orthodox Christmas texts.

Indebted to Slavic traditions, his virtuosic Choral Concerto for unaccompanied double choir and multiple soloists uses the dramatic words of St. Romanos the Melodist (6th c.) to recount the mystery of Jesus’ birth. Toensing’s more intimate New Orthodox Carols for the Nativity of Christ alternate between exuberant celebration and joyful contemplation as they bridge the gap between Byzantine and American hymnody.

Cappella Romana


Photo credits: (c) Nikki Kahn and the Washington Post and the Cappella Romana web-site, Portland, Oregon. All rights reserved. With thanks.


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