Cape Cod ART Stories and Profiles

Joan Kirchner

In modern American culture, it can be difficult to escape the perception that bigger is better. For soprano Joan Kirchner, Renaissance music offers a respite from this ethos. “In a way, it’s the understatement,” the singer says. “A small gesture or ornament can be so effective.” Several years ago, Kirchner attended the Boston Early Music Festival—a biennial event in Cambridge…

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