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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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Lammermuir Festival – Purcell: Songes & Ayres – Seen & Heard International Review

Simon Thompson, Seen & Heard International

Dunedin programmes are always inventive affairs, and this one showed not just a creative choice of repertoire, but joy taken in the variety of what was on offer, crowned by Mhairi Lawson’s shining soprano which gave the songs star quality

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The Brandenburgs – Seen and Heard International Review

Simon Thompson, Seen and Heard International

The orchestral transparency led to an exquisitely balanced unity so that there was never any musical grandstanding, but instead a lovely sense of pulling together.

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Messiah – Seen and Heard International Review

Simon Thompson, Seen and Heard International

The cumulative effect, therefore, was […] powerful enough, in fact, to get the polite Edinburgh audience cheering, something they very rarely do, particularly in the Queen’s Hall!

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Requiem Aeternam – Seen and Heard International Review

Simon Thompson, Seen and Heard International

With such beautiful singing and, particularly, intelligent programming, every component of this programme was exquisitely formed…

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Prom 71 – Bach Night – Seen and Heard International Review

Agnes Kory, Seen and Heard International

‘The most astonishing aspect of this concert was the unity of players within each section, and the unity of the newly commissioned Bach companion pieces with their designated Suites… the oneness of the flutes gave an extraordinary demonstration… I heard only one while my eyes saw all three. The virtuoso movements of the Bourrées and the final Badinerie are hard enough for one player but three players blending their virtuosity to such extent is mind-blowing.’

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