Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Julians to play out the battle of Vice, Virtue through Song

PORTLAND – Portland’s own vocal female classical crossover group The Julians will present an afternoon of tempting art, theater, and music culled from classical, musical theater, pop, and indie genres in “7 Deadly Sins” Sunday February 27th at 2 pm at First Presbyterian Church as part of the Celebration Works Series of Music & Art.

“7 Deadly Sins” features the pristine vocal stylings of The Julians, comprised of four of the Portland area’s loveliest female singers. The musical selections for “7 Deadly Sins” run the gamut from classical to pop to indie to musical theater and include works by composers such as Palestrina, Björk, Poulenc, ABBA, Alanis Morisette, Fleet Foxes, Tom Waits, William Brown, Elliott Smith, Libby Larsen, Stephen Sondheim, Bryan Free, Florence + the Machine, Feist, Brahms, Lily Allen and Leonard Cohen to name a few.

With the help of special guest performing artists Bryan Free, Erik Hundtoft and Jon Stuber, The Julians will delve into each sin through theatrical monologue, poetry and song. Art will also be a driving force of the show highlighted by new, original “Julians Inspired” artwork by local artist Julie Davis.

“Exploring the sinful nature of humanity through art, words and song has been an inspiring adventure.” says The Julians artistic director, Kristen Buhler. “This show invites the audience into our intimate living room where the struggle between vice and virtue will be examined through a unique multi-sensory and collaborative approach.”

ABOUT The Julians:
The Julians are four of Portland's finest singing women working together to explore, challenge, embrace, and sing the living daylights out of music that we love. The Julians are comprised of: sopranos Elizabeth Bacon, Maria Karlin and Mel Downie, and mezzo Kristen Buhler.

TICKETS: $12 (adults), $10 (students/seniors) available at the door. Free underground parking at SW 12th and Morrison. Cash/check accepted. More information is available at (971) 212-8034 or email:

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