The Australian Chamber Choir and Melbourne Baroque Orchestra treated a full house at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church to a remarkably assured performance of Bach’s Mass in B minor … The ACC has made it a trademark to use its choristers as soloists, and this choice is justified given the depth of talent in its ranks. … The choir and orchestra revelled in the joyous chorus movements, conveying both an understanding and appreciation of the music.
The many listeners … were totally captivated by the marvellous sounds conjured by the Australian Chamber Choir … At the end there were several minutes of standing ovation.
Magnificent! Transporting! Phenomenal!
delivered with absolute stylistic perfection
AUSTRALIAN CHOIR IN SUPER LEAGUE
The Australian Chamber Choir captivated the audience with their amazing expression, … rendered the harmony with orchestral perfection.
in music that seems to penetrate into visionary dreamscapes … The choristers consistently impressed with their exploration of sonority and atmospheric depth
The … singers … moved with ease between rich balmy textures and the most stunning piano sound. … in the face of … harmonic audacity, the intonation always rang pure.
This was the choir at its best – secure of entry, pure of intonation, its long phrases firmly moving forward and with excellent solo offerings in both the Sanctus and Agnus Dei.
Chamber Choir take command of challenging work
The choir’s flawless intonation, impeccable blend, marvellously pure intervals, seamless contrapuntal vocal movement and their careful emphasis on text delivered an exceptional concert.
... 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,
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.
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!
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.
Dreams of Sound
The Australian Chamber Choir – a dazzling aural experience