Acis and Galatea – The Courier Review

 

Garry Fraser, The Courier

‘Superb vocals, excellent orchestra.’

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Acis and Galatea – The Scotsman Review

★★★★★

David Kettle, The Scotsman

‘A wonderfully buoyant, tender account, and one full of authentic emotion…a bittersweet joy from start to finish.’

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Acis and Galatea – The Times Review

★★★★★

Simon Thompson, The Times

‘Ninety minutes flowed by in bliss.’

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Acis and Galatea – BachTrack Review

 

David Smythe, BachTrack

‘John Butt directed his tight Baroque band of ten players with infectious dynamism from the harpsichord, taking the opening Sinfonia at a bracing lick.’

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Matthew Passion – BachTrack Review

 

Roy Westbrook, BachTrack

‘Mulroy, probably now the leading Evangelist of his generation, was outstanding… the interpretation has matured, with a freely expressive fervour in his narration, his singing both rapt and rapturous.’

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A Lover’s Discourse – Seen and Heard International Review

Simon Thompson, Seen and Heard International

‘The singers showed that terrific ability to bring each mood to life in a way that turns every emotion on a pinhead.’

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A Lover’s Discourse – Vox Carnyx Review

Keith Bruce, Vox Carnyx

‘Sung with passion and precision… a clever cross-genre creation.’

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Matthew Passion – The Times Review

★★★★★

Simon Thompson, The Times

‘The quality of musicianship combined with depths of communicative insight to make this a Matthew Passion that cut straight to the heart… every line of Bach’s counterpoint was so clear you could almost touch it.’

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Welcome to all the Pleasures – The Times Review

★★★★

Simon Thompson, The Times

‘Played with dazzling vigour — as we have come to expect of them.’

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The Trials of Love – BachTrack Review

★★★★

David Smyth, BachTrack

‘Anna Dennis’ full rich soprano filled the church with dramatic emotion…’

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Messiah – The Arts Desk Review

★★★★

Simon Thompson, The Arts Desk

‘Almost every city in the UK has its annual Christmas Messiah, but there can’t be any as stylish or as polished as this one.’

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Messiah – Planet Hugill Review

★★★★★

Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill

‘A superbly subtle account… the choruses were some of the best sung that I have ever come across in my nearly 50 years of attending Messiah performances.’

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Messiah – The Scotsman Review

★★★★★

David Kettle, The Scotsman

‘This was a fresh, searching Messiah, brisk and vivid, and delivered as if its ink was still wet.’

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Messiah – BachTrack Review

★★★★★

Benjamin Poore, BachTrack

‘Gutsy and vibrant… a huge ovation for a thrilling performance that gave this staple a vigorous makeover.’

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Yince a paradise – Seen and Heard International Review

Simon Thompson, Seen and Heard International

“The tightest blend and the most persuasive sense of communication, something that had me convinced throughout this programme, which spanned five centuries of choral music… the Dunedin singers created something magical”.

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