Many of the singers featured as soloists and all were stunning. With such individual standards, no wonder the ensemble sounds so impressive.

Celebrating Bach-seat drivers,relatively speaking

AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER CHOIR FOUNDER DOUGLAS  LAWRENCE WITH SEVERAL CHOIR MEMBERS. PICTURE: REBECCA MICHAELHERALD SUN

THE name Bach usually refers to the luminary Johann Sebastian and his four composer sons.

But the Australian Chamber Choir’s first 2012 concert, Dynasty,  included works by three other Bachs: Sebastian’s older and less-performed relatives, Johann Ludwig, Johann Michael and Johann Christoph.

The 18-piece Melbourne choir was founded five years ago by musical director Douglas Lawrence and they are fantastic musicians.

Rhythm, intonation and ensemble are taken for granted, leaving room for lively emotional and dynamic contrasts and a distinctive group personality.

Many of the singers featured as soloists and all were stunning. With such individual standards, no wonder the ensemble sounds so impressive.

Dynasty Concert
Australian Chamber Choir
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Middle Park, last Sunday

Stars: 4

Anna McAlister
April 25, 2012

Anna McAlister: on DYNASTY in the Herald Sun, Melbourne, April 25, 2012

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