Singing With The Julians

Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 11/08/2011

 Dmae Roberts records a personal concert with The Julians, a female genre-defying quartet. This new Portland group blends contemporary song, jazz, Indian pop tunes and classical choral music to create their own style of powerhouse singing. Go behind the scenes and hear four songs you're not likely to forget.

Kristin Buhler, Liz Bacon, Maria Karlin and Vakare Petrolinaite are four hard-working classically trained singers who regularly sing with a variety of Portland groups. For the last year, they've been rehearsing and singing their own unique sound as The Julians.

Kristin Buhler says The Julians fill a specific niche that has been "lacking" and though "the scene in Portland is so vibrant for vocal performers,they "found a parking space and parked in it."  The group is named after a  female mystic in the 14th century named Julian of Norwich in England who called for optimism and compassion in a time of turmoil.

The Julians new concert He Said, She Said explores male and female composers as "musical gender study" presenting different ideas about gender through the songs. The group will be singing music that runs the gamut from Bjork to Brahams.

He Said, She Said is for one afternoon only on Nov. 20th at 2pm at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Parish located at 1432 SW 13th in Portland (on the corner of SW 13th & Clay).

Get a sneak peek at their concert with Dmae as The Julians sing four of their songs and get the inside scoop on what it takes to have a unique vocal group.

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