In a restaurant overlooking Vicenza I ordered a prime porterhouse steak. It was grilled over a wood fire, served on a white plate and accompanied by a slice of lemon. It was the best steak I have ever eaten. If it had been served in a French restaurant, it probably would have been covered in one of many traditional sauces. But no sauce. This was the best meat cooked to perfection.
When I put together a program for the Australian Chamber Choir, the aim is to present it in a way that captures as closely as possible the essence of the composer’s intention. The music should speak for itself. I want the finest music, presented without fuss or distraction – or sauce! Why not come with us to Europe in 2019? Read more here …
A BAROQUE CHRISTMAS
In European countries across the centuries, Christmas has been marked by vibrant and joyous music-making. Serious composers would compete with each other to write music with the maximum popular appeal for adults and children alike. This program represents the “pick of the pops” from the late 1500s to the late 1700s. Celebrate with us!
What do the critics say?
“The voices of the young singers are trained at the highest level. A lightning-crisp intonation rings through a naturally blended sound. The unaccompanied works of the evening maintained perfect tune … as the choir wended its way with the greatest security through music of many periods and styles … more” Echo, Darmstadt, 20.07.17
“… world class” …more ClassikON, 29 August 2017