Douglas squareIn 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, I want the finest music, presented without fuss or distraction. The music should speak for itself and the aim is to present it in a way that captures as closely as possible the essence of the composer’s intention.

MOZART REQUIEM  From the first bars, you will hear Mozart’s beloved  basset horns, expertly played by specialists Craig Hill and Nicole van Bruggen, with the haunting sound that the dying Mozart heard in his mind’s ear.

TRUE ROMANTICS presents some of the most inspiring and uplifting choral music by Elgar, Brahms, Monteverdi, Barber and Ravel.

A BAROQUE CHRISTMAS  Celebrate with us in my own personal ‘top of the Baroque pops’. The best music, performed without fuss or distraction – or sauce! Enjoy the ACC’s 2018 season!

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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” Echo, Darmstadt, 20.07.17

“… world class” ClassikON, 29 August 2017

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