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”.
About one and a half minutes into Anne Boyd's work I closed my eyes ... and I was in heaven". Legnica, Poland
A standing ovation from the large audience was rewarded with an encore. …the programme was particularly interesting due to the … works by Australian composers which the audience loved”
The audience was overcome with admiration for the “angel-voices” of the Australian Chamber Choir.
Douglas Lawrence, like a lion-tamer blends the voices of … 18 young hand-picked and … super-musical singers into a finely-tuned ensemble”
‘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.”
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 dish nicht
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
Building bridges with music
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”.
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”.
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 …”
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”
Vocal acrobatics and musical magic in the Basilica
Chamber Choir from Melbourne with Phenomenal Quality in the Dillingen Basilica
The ensemble stands for best practice in vocal culture and sophisticated interpretation
the new ACC MOTETS CD … jumped to the top of my favourite Bach CD Chart! The ACC has developed a distinctive sound and the German is impeccable