… as TS Eliot might have said, between the sheet music and the concert falls the shadow. Hearing … Vaughan Williams’s little-known John Bunyan setting from 1940, Valiant For Truth … left me and the other audience members … gob-smacked. I still had not quite recovered from the visceral power of this unsuspected masterpiece … … Read more

Organ Australia June, 2013, October 26, 2013

The juxtaposition of works from the past and present emphasised the highly-professional quality of the choir, and their succinctness of tone and dynamics. Each work was demanding in its own right, and the security and ease shown by the choir in their dedication to each was particularly inspiring.
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Sächsische Zeitung, July 23, 2013

A journey between tradition and modernity allowed the audience to listen, dream, be carried away and seemingly float on a bed of sound. A wonderfully satisfying experience! … Read more

Sächsische Zeitung, July 23, 2013

In “Bridge of Dreams”, the 18 young singers created a dazzling and wonderfully varied aural experience, using only their voices to build bridges between a range of centuries, styles, nations and beliefs. … Read more

Sächsische Zeitung, July 23, 2013

DREAMS OF SOUND

The Australian Chamber Choir – a dazzling aural experience … Read more

Sächsische Zeitung, July 23, 2013

The choir has visited Wangen several times as part of its various international tours, and with their sophisticated sound and self-evident virtuosity, continue to astound their public with the most demanding choral repertoire. Baroque works stand opposite very modern choral pieces. The choir makes light work of switching from one style to another, surprising the audience with rousing spirituals as encores”. … Read more

Schwäbische Zeitung, Germany. Trans.E.Anderson, July 22, 2013

About one and a half minutes into Anne Boyd’s work I closed my eyes … and I was in heaven”.

Legnica, Poland

Bartosz Jakubczak, Professor of Organ, Royal Academy of Music, London, July 16, 2013

A standing ovation from the large audience was rewarded with an encore. Legnica’s Minister for Culture commented that the programme was particularly interesting due to the performance of less familiar works by Australian composers which the audience loved”
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Legnickie Conversatorium Organowe, Poland, July 16, 2013

The audience was overcome with admiration for the “angel-voices” of the Australian Chamber Choir. … Read more

Zielona Góra University News, July 15, 2013

Douglas Lawrence, like a lion-tamer blends the voices of … 18 young hand-picked and … super-musical singers into a finely-tuned ensemble” … Read more

Berlingske Tidende, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 11, 2013

‘I ain’t got long to stay here’: With these words the Australian Chamber Choir ended their Wednesday concert in Sorø’s Klosterkirke. And following their third encore, the American Spiritual, ‘Steal away’, the choir and their conductor, Douglas Lawrence processed down the long aisle of the abbey, with a standing audience applauding enthusiastically on either side.” … Read more

Berlingske Tidende, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 11, 2013

Christine McCombe’s … captivating work was followed by the highlight of the evening: a finely crafted, riveting and transparent rendition of Bach’s motet for double choir Fürchte dich nicht … Read more

Darmstädter Echo, Germany. Trans.E.Anderson, July 5, 2013

The Australian Chamber Choir … presented as  a professional and dynamic ensemble, whose 18 members navigated this demanding program with a firm sense of style and expressive delivery … Read more

Darmstädter Echo, Germany. Trans.E.Anderson, July 5, 2013

BUILDING BRIDGES WITH MUSIC … Read more

Darmstädter Echo, Germany. Trans.E.Anderson, July 5, 2013

The choir fulfilled the conductor’s intentions with exactitude, clarity and deep understanding. Exemplary intonation and astounding rhythmic precision are Lawrence’s hallmarks, to which the choir responds with beautiful, transparent and evocative soundscapes”.

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Augsburger Allgemeine, Trans. Brent Annable, July 3, 2013

Under Douglas Lawrence’s inspirational direction,  a strange, labyrinthine cosmos evolved, highlighting the capabilities of all the singers and conjuring up both mystical depths and dazzling highlights”.  … Read more

Augsburger Allgemeine. Trans. Brent Annable, July 3, 2013

The Australian Chamber Choir … demonstrated impressive versatility in a scintillating programme. They built bridges between Indigenous Australian and western culture, between the old world and the new world, and between the music of three continents and five centuries …”

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Augsburger Allgemeine, trans Brent Annable, July 3, 2013

The choir demonstrated an astounding ability to effect a complete musical about-face – never before had the Basilica experienced such radical and ecstatic musical extremes”

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Augusburger Allgemeine, Trans Brent Annable, July 3, 2013

Vocal acrobatics and musical magic in the Basilica

CHAMBER CHOIR FROM MELBOURNE WITH PHENOMENAL QUALITY IN THE DILLINGEN BASILICA   by Gernot Walter

Warsaw, Berlin, Hamburg, Dillingen: all stops on the European tour of the Australian Chamber Choir from Melbourne, who made their sensational debut

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Augsburger Allgemeine. Trans. Brent Annable, July 3, 2013

The ensemble stands for best practice in vocal culture and sophisticated interpretation … … Read more

Myheimat.de, June 29, 2013

Last night I listened to the new ACC MOTETS CD intensely. As result the CD jumped to the top of my favorite Bach CD Chart! The ACC has developed a distinctive sound and the German is impeccable. Well done!

Hans Schroeder, President, Australian Bach Society, May 8, 2013

Excellent quality as always.

- Josef Mitschitzky, Organist, Ottobeuron Basilika

about MOTETS CD, April 5, 2013

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