New choir delivers powerfully

…the final pages of the ACC’s vital reading of Bach’s Singet dem Herrn: choral work of the top rank, as lucidly articluated as you could desire, the bustling interweaving of eight lines coming across in this revealing acoustic with impressive purpose and intonational fidelity.

The evening’s major work, Missa Papae Marcelli, displayed the choir’s fluency and suave textural colouring … the whole effect both intimate and declamatory …

Click on the following link to read the review in its entirety: The Age Review 2007

Clive O’Connell on INAUGURAL CONCERT in The Age, November 24, 2007

Brenton Broadstock’s I had a dream … sets out a three-part elegy in haunting consonantal language, rising to an aggressive climax in the work’s central questioning stages and achieving a throat-tightening power in its final soft repetitions of the line “I am remembered”, here delivered with tactful understatement.

Click on the following link to read the review in its entirety: The Age Review 2007

Clive O’Connell in The Age, November 24, 2007

Flawless Intonation and Dynamics

The name Douglas Lawrence stands for excellence in choral offerings: flawless intonation, clear counterpoint and nuanced dynamics from a moving piano to a powerful forte. This combined with the cultivation of the choristers’ individual voices; each can blend perfectly with the choral sound and also step forward as an impeccable soloist. … Read more

Augsburger Allgemeine, August 2007, August 2, 2007

Thanks to the expressiveness of the singing, Brenton Broadstock’s I had a dream became a most beautiful experience.

Hans Krarup: July 23, 2007

Click the following link to read the original review in its entirety: Berlingske Tidende 2007 Review

Hans Krarup in Berlingske Tidende 2007, July 23, 2007

Highpoint of the Summer Concert Series

 – Australian Chamber Choir in the Ludgeri

On Monday the Australian Chamber Choir were guest performers at the Ludgeri Church and inspired a large audience with the finest choral music. The 20 young singers from Melbourne, currently on a 20-concert tour of Europe had packed a varied program from Renaissance to Gospel. This young ensemble, in a purely a-capella program was powerfully convincing under their director, Douglas Lawrence, with enormous dynamic contrast and power, voice-leading always balanced and a flawless intonation – no mean feat! … Read more

Ostfriesischer Kurier July 2007, July 19, 2007

There are days when something of heaven seems to touch the earth. Thank you for giving us just one of those such days.

Stefan Wegener: Presenter, Saturday Concerts, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniß-Kirche, Berlin (Endorsement), July 14, 2007

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