Ken Herman on ALL IS CALM

Wednesday evening in the hall of La Jolla’s St. James Episcopal Church, Bodhi Tree Concerts and the choral ensemble Sacra/Profana offered an unusual preview for press and donors of All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914. Sacra/Profana Associate Conductor Juan Carlos Acosta conducted a select group of his male chorus members and soloists from San Diego Opera, which is also collaborating in this production, in 30 minutes of music from this play that will be staged November 19 & 20, 2016, at the Veterans Museum at Balboa Park. All Is Calm began seven years ago in Minnesota as a radio play by Peter Rothstein with musical arrangements for male voices composed by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Taka

Charlene Baldridge on ALL IS CALM...

Bodhi Tree’s production of Peter Rothstein’s All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 (November 19 and 20) was exceptional, absolutely sold out and musically fine. Many from San Diego Opera were in attendance, including people I’ve known for years, former employees, supporters, and also David Bennett, the newish artistic director, who seemed elated (San Diego Opera, FAB United and Sacra/Profana were collaborators). Performer/soloists, in period uniforms, were Walter DuMelle, Chad Frisque, Jonathan Nussman, Timothy Simpson, Michael Sokol, and Christoper J. Stephens, many of them Bodhi Tree regulars, including founder DuMelle. They were supported by nine men from Sacra Profana, Colin Barkley,

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