We are saddened to inform you that James Roedl, a former member of the Star-Scape Singers and an accomplished musician, passed away on August 30 in his home town of Oklahoma City due to complications from an infection. A celebration of his life will take place there on Wednesday, September 4, at 11:30 a.m. (Toronto…

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“Why ‘fire’?” asked Margot Adler of NPR in an interview with conductor Kenneth G. Mills, co-composer of the masterwork The Fire Mass. The Fire Mass was composed by Christopher Dedrick and Kenneth Mills, with words from the Latin Ordinary of the Mass and Mills’s poetry. “Conceived for a ten-to-twelve voice ensemble, it is tonal yet…

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