… resounding jubilation burst forth in Orlando Gibbons’ anthem “O Clap Your Hands”, considered one of the greatest treasures of Anglican sacred music. The women’s precise, treble-like intonation was carefully balanced with the full-bodied tenors and sonorous basses, and together they gloried vociferously in the mighty polyphony of the work.
New choir delivers powerfully
… the ACC’s vital reading of Bach’s Singet dem Herrn: choral work of the top rank, as lucidly articulated 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 …
by Clive O'Connell Brenton Broadstock's I had a dream ... sets out a three-part elegy in haunting consonantal language, rising to an aggressive climax in the
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.
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
Highpoint of the Summer Concert Series
… powerfully convincing under their director, Douglas Lawrence, with enormous dynamic contrast and power, voice-leading always balanced and a flawless intonation – no mean feat! The ensemble persuaded with their perfect pronunciation of the German text, their effortless singing of the difficult coloratura and their consistently zesty interpretation.
There are days when something of heaven seems to touch the earth. Thank you for giving us just one of those such days.