Penguin Guide, January 2009 “ … compelling choral music. None is more telling than the dramatic A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map … describing the death of a soldier in the Spanish Civil War, with its atmospheric accompaniment for three kettledrums … very accomplished and deeply felt, and the recording is first class. (Naxos CD 8.559053: American Classics Choir of Ormond Colloge, dir. Douglas Lawrence. Ben Dickson – timpani).
HEAR THIS AT OUR NEXT CONCERT
Soul of Anzac. NAXOS: American Classics – Barber: A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map, Choir of Ormond College, dir. Douglas Lawrence. Listen or download at Naxos’ Classics Online
Martin Duffy in the Sydney Morning Herald:
“The choir’s flawless intonation, impeccable blend, marvellously pure intervals, seamless contrapuntal vocal movement and their careful emphasis on text delivered an exceptional concert. …
The anguish of (Schütz’s) Saul… was balanced by the joyous and daring Freue dich...
However the radiant polyphony of Giovanni Gabrieli’s In Ecclesiis was the perfect final word from this impressive ensemble. Read more …
During June and July 2015, the ACC will give concerts in:
Berlin Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
Sorø International Music Festival
Festival Mitte Europa
Geneva x 2
days until the second Melbourne concert in our 2015 International Series
Sunday, June 14th 2015
Sunday, November 8th 2015